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 are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?
(a) Madame Hortense and Anagnosti.
(b) Sophia and Cecilia.
(c) Alexandra and Diana.
(d) Sophinka and Noussa.

2. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The monks.
(b) The pharmacist.
(c) The local baker.
(d) The village elder.

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

4. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?
(a) She wanted a young husband.
(b) She wanted to be serenaded.
(c) She wanted to travel to Crete.
(d) She wanted the wars to end.

5. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Carnivals and circuses.
(b) Feasts and birthdays.
(c) Wars and revolutions.
(d) Rape and thievery.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?

2. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?

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

4. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?

5. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. A
4. B
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?

Smokes a pipe.

2. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?

Mimiko.

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

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

4. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?

In a bar.

5. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?

A priest crosses his path.

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