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 the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(b) He takes a stroll through the countryside.
(c) He goes to the market.
(d) He reads the Bible.

2. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?
(a) In a bar.
(b) At work.
(c) On the beach.
(d) In his bedroom.

3. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?
(a) He says that a man should try foreign foods.
(b) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(c) He says that a man should have relations with many women.
(d) He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.

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

5. About what does Zorba confront the miners?
(a) Not following the proper safety procedures.
(b) Taking long lunch breaks.
(c) Failing to get their picks before exiting.
(d) Leaving lanterns lit inside.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

3. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

4. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. A
3. D
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

3. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.

4. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

It got in the way of his pottery.

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

He offers no excuse or reason.

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