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 does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?
(a) He tells the narrator that he should have made some work notes for the following day.
(b) He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.
(c) Zorba tells him that he should have meditated.
(d) He tells him he should have cleaned the house.

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

3. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?
(a) He tells his boss that they are lazy.
(b) He asks his boss to record the men's work hours.
(c) He throws his boss out of the mine.
(d) He asks his boss to get them lunch.

4. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to learn to play a musical instrument.
(b) He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.
(c) He wants to become an excellent cook.
(d) He wants to find a lover.

5. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?
(a) He reveals his plans for the mine.
(b) He tells him that he has love for him.
(c) He suggests they not see one another again.
(d) He tells him that he wishes he too were at war.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

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

4. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

He offers no excuse or reason.

2. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

Boss.

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

Zorba.

4. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

He calls a lunch break.

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

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