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 happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) The slaughter of sheep.
(b) The castration of pigs.
(c) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(d) Several marriage ceremonies.

2. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?
(a) He says that sexual thoughts can keep a person from being productive.
(b) He says that the need to have children keeps people from living full lives.
(c) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.
(d) He says that clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.

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

4. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to grow his hair long.
(b) He wants to improve his vocabulary.
(c) He wants to learn to meditate.
(d) He wants to forget about Buddha.

5. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Playing a musical instrument.
(b) Mining.
(c) Going to war.
(d) Sex.

Short Answer Questions

1. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

2. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

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

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

5. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

2. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

Boss.

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

The sexual organs.

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

Wars.

5. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

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