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. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.
(b) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.
(c) He recorded the names of the women in a small book.
(d) He carved notches in the side of a boat.

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

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

4. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?
(a) Carnivals.
(b) Movie theaters.
(c) Religious ceremonies.
(d) Wars.

5. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?
(a) He claims the man kissed his girlfriend.
(b) He says the man cheated him.
(c) He offers no excuse or reason.
(d) He says the man tried to assault him first.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

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

3. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

5. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. D
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

Dame Hortense.

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

Smokes a pipe.

3. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?

Socialist ideas.

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

Fearfully.

5. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?

Pursue a life of physical action.

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