Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?
(a) He grows interested in philosophy.
(b) He loses his job at the mine.
(c) He falls in love with a woman.
(d) A priest crosses his path.

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

3. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He sailed around the world.
(b) He started a mining business.
(c) He demanded stories from his guests.
(d) He had many lovers.

4. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Canavaro.
(d) Her parrot.

5. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?
(a) Zorba.
(b) A soldier.
(c) The narrator's grandfather.
(d) The narrator.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?

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

3. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

4. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. C
4. C
5. A
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?

A beautiful widow.

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

It got in the way of his pottery.

3. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

4. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

The widow.

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

Fearfully.

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