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 pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?
(a) They agree to one day own a lignite mine together.
(b) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.
(c) They agree to fight in the war together.
(d) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.

2. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says they are free to choose.
(b) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(c) He says they are ungrateful.
(d) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.

3. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?
(a) Volunteer work.
(b) Bonus awards.
(c) Cruel authority.
(d) A voting system.

4. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?
(a) She mysteriously vanished.
(b) She eloped with a soldier.
(c) She committed suicide.
(d) She went back to her home village to care for her sick mother.

5. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) Several marriage ceremonies.
(b) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(c) The slaughter of sheep.
(d) The castration of pigs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

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

3. What or who does the narrator live for?

4. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

Wars and revolutions.

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

It got in the way of his pottery.

3. What or who does the narrator live for?

God.

4. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?

Sex.

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

Wars.

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