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. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?
(a) A voting system.
(b) Cruel authority.
(c) Bonus awards.
(d) Volunteer work.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

2. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

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

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?

5. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

2. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

Communication.

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

Cast down his religion.

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?

The sexual organs.

5. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

Wars.

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