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. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?
(a) Zorba.
(b) His best friend.
(c) Crete.
(d) Santuri.

2. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?
(a) His father.
(b) Rembrandt's "Warrior."
(c) The narrator.
(d) Sampson from the Bible.

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

4. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?
(a) It collapses.
(b) A baby is abandoned there.
(c) They find record amounts of lignite.
(d) Five men suffocate to death.

5. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He takes a long walk on the beach.
(b) He begins the writing of his manuscript.
(c) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.
(d) He makes a map of the mine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

2. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

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

4. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?

5. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. D
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.

2. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.

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

Wars.

4. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?

He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.

5. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

Zorba.

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