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 promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?
(a) He promises to cook him soup and play him music.
(b) He promises to do all of his cooking and cleaning.
(c) He promises to make him a fortune.
(d) He promises to find him a wife.

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

3. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?
(a) Goes straight to work.
(b) Has coffee with Zorba.
(c) Goes jogging.
(d) Smokes a pipe.

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

5. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?
(a) "Monks and Demons!"
(b) "Jesus and Satan!"
(c) "God and the Devil!"
(d) "Heaven and Hell!"

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

3. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. A
3. D
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

Zorba.

3. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?

He throws his boss out of the mine.

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

Fearfully.

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

Cast down his religion.

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