Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?
(a) He asks his boss to record the men's work hours.
(b) He asks his boss to get them lunch.
(c) He throws his boss out of the mine.
(d) He tells his boss that they are lazy.

2. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?
(a) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.
(b) They agree to fight in the war together.
(c) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.
(d) They agree to one day own a lignite mine together.

3. What or who does the narrator live for?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Mankind.
(c) Women.
(d) God.

4. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?
(a) Religion.
(b) Revolution.
(c) Socialist ideas.
(d) Women.

5. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?
(a) He says that a man should try foreign foods.
(b) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(c) He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.
(d) He says that a man should have relations with many women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

2. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

3. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

4. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. D
4. C
5. C
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

2. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Never die.

3. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

4. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Canavaro.

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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