Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He reads books that instruct him how to live.
(b) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(c) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.
(d) He lives like every day is his last.

2. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He had many lovers.
(b) He started a mining business.
(c) He demanded stories from his guests.
(d) He sailed around the world.

3. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?
(a) She wanted to travel to Crete.
(b) She wanted a young husband.
(c) She wanted to be serenaded.
(d) She wanted the wars to end.

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Johnson.
(c) Baudrillard.
(d) Nowacka.

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?
(a) It offers instruction on running a mine.
(b) It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.
(c) It makes an example of the inefficiency of bookworms.
(d) It exhibits the excellence of true love.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

2. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

3. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?

5. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. C
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

God.

2. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

"God and the Devil!"

3. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?

Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?

Zorba.

5. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?

Cast down his religion.

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