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. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(b) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.
(c) He says they are ungrateful.
(d) He says they are free to choose.

2. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?
(a) Cruel authority.
(b) Volunteer work.
(c) A voting system.
(d) Bonus awards.

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) Her parrot.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Canavaro.

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?
(a) Fearfully.
(b) With hatred.
(c) Joyfully.
(d) With ridicule.

5. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?
(a) He promises to find him a wife.
(b) He promises to do all of his cooking and cleaning.
(c) He promises to make him a fortune.
(d) He promises to cook him soup and play him music.

Short Answer Questions

1. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

2. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

3. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

4. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. D
4. A
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

2. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.

3. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

He offers no excuse or reason.

4. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Finger.

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