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. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?
(a) It was too big.
(b) It was strangely colored.
(c) It hurt constantly.
(d) It got in the way of his pottery.

2. How does Zorba feel about women?
(a) He doesn't speak to them but looks constantly for a wife.
(b) He feels closer to them than he does to men.
(c) He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.
(d) He believes they are intellectually superior to men.

3. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?
(a) The achilles.
(b) The sexual organs.
(c) The ears.
(d) The brain.

4. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?
(a) Sampson from the Bible.
(b) His father.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Rembrandt's "Warrior."

5. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?
(a) Dame Hortense.
(b) A young boy.
(c) A village elder.
(d) A monk.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

2. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

3. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

He says they are free to choose.

2. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.

3. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?

The castration of pigs.

4. 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.

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

Zorba.

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