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

2. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?
(a) He tells his boss that they are lazy.
(b) He throws his boss out of the mine.
(c) He asks his boss to record the men's work hours.
(d) He asks his boss to get them lunch.

3. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?
(a) Dame Hortense.
(b) A strange woman walking on the beach.
(c) A young widowed mother.
(d) A nun.

4. What or who does Zorba live for?
(a) God.
(b) Mankind.
(c) Mining.
(d) Man as individual.

5. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Virgil.
(d) Dante.

Short Answer Questions

1. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

3. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

4. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

5. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. B
3. A
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?

Mankind.

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to forget about Buddha.

3. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

Dame Hortense.

4. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

The two argued rather than expressing love.

5. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?

Rembrandt's "Warrior."

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