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 act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(b) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.
(c) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.
(d) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.

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

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

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?
(a) The Devil.
(b) Santuri.
(c) Crete.
(d) Zorba.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

2. What or who does Zorba live for?

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

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

It got in the way of his pottery.

2. What or who does Zorba live for?

Man as individual.

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

He offers no excuse or reason.

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

Fearfully.

5. 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.

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