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 him he should have cleaned the house.
(b) Zorba tells him that he should have meditated.
(c) He tells the narrator that he should have made some work notes for the following day.
(d) He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

2. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?
(a) A beautiful widow.
(b) A juggler.
(c) A fellow miner.
(d) A paper boy.

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

4. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He had many lovers.
(b) He demanded stories from his guests.
(c) He started a mining business.
(d) He sailed around the world.

5. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?
(a) Because the books are religious.
(b) Because the books are romantic.
(c) Because the books are unrelated to mining.
(d) Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

3. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

4. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

5. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Wars.

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

Zorba.

3. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

4. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

5. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

The two argued rather than expressing love.

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