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 believe a man should treat a woman?
(a) He should only spend time with her if he wants to marry her.
(b) He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.
(c) He should cook and clean for her.
(d) He should lie to her about his other lovers.

2. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The village elder.
(b) The monks.
(c) The pharmacist.
(d) The local baker.

3. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He reads the Bible.
(b) He goes to the market.
(c) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(d) He takes a stroll through the countryside.

4. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.
(b) He wants to build a ship so that he and his boss can sail around the world.
(c) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.
(d) He plans to marry Madame Hortense for her great wealth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

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

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

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

5. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. A
3. D
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

He promises to cook him soup and play him music.

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

Canavaro.

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

It got in the way of his pottery.

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

Fearfully.

5. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?

She wanted to be serenaded.

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