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

2. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Being too short.
(b) Renting a lignite mine.
(c) Having family from Italy.
(d) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.

3. How does Zorba describe God?
(a) He describes him as "ether."
(b) He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.
(c) He describes him as peaceful and quiet.
(d) He likens him to the mine.

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Johnson.
(b) Canavaro.
(c) Nowacka.
(d) Baudrillard.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

2. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?

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

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?

5. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. D
3. B
4. B
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

He offers no excuse or reason.

2. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?

He demanded stories from his guests.

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

Zorba.

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?

Zorba.

5. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

God.

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