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 body part is Zorba missing a part of?
(a) Finger.
(b) Ear.
(c) Toe.
(d) Arm.

2. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Renting a lignite mine.
(b) Having family from Italy.
(c) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.
(d) Being too short.

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

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

5. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to learn to play a musical instrument.
(b) He wants to find a lover.
(c) He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.
(d) He wants to become an excellent cook.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What or who does Zorba live for?

3. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. B
4. B
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

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

He offers no excuse or reason.

2. What or who does Zorba live for?

Man as individual.

3. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

"God and the Devil!"

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

Canavaro.

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

Never die.

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