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. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.
(b) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(c) Sex, work, and fat.
(d) Fear, love, and God.

2. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.
(b) He plans to marry Madame Hortense for her great wealth.
(c) He wants to build a ship so that he and his boss can sail around the world.
(d) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Carnivals and circuses.
(b) Feasts and birthdays.
(c) Rape and thievery.
(d) Wars and revolutions.

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

5. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to forget about Buddha.
(b) He wants to learn to meditate.
(c) He wants to grow his hair long.
(d) He wants to improve his vocabulary.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

4. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. D
3. D
4. C
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Socialist ideas.

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. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

The widow.

4. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

He wants to make sure she is not going to bed alone.

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

Zorba.

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