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. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?
(a) He says that the people of Crete believe in equality of the sexes already.
(b) He says it is all lies anyway.
(c) He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.
(d) He says that Anagnosti will kill him if he does.

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

3. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?
(a) An orgy.
(b) A candle lighting ceremony.
(c) An extravagant meal.
(d) A concert.

4. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?
(a) Join a circus.
(b) Go to university.
(c) Get married.
(d) Pursue a life of physical action.

5. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?
(a) He believes in a higher power but not in religion.
(b) He looks to Anagnosti for all of his religious questions and shares his beliefs.
(c) He is a Christian.
(d) He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

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

4. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

5. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. B
3. A
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Wars.

2. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

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

The two argued rather than expressing love.

4. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

5. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

He wants to make sure she is not going to bed alone.

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