Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Zorba tell the narrator that God would rather him do?
(a) God would rather him work at the mine than attend a celebration.
(b) God would rather him visit the widow than go to church.
(c) God would rather him go to church than work at the mine.
(d) God would rather him celebrate Christmas than work on his writing.

2. What or who does Zorba live for?
(a) Man as individual.
(b) Mankind.
(c) God.
(d) Mining.

3. With whom do the narrator and Zorba enjoy Christmas Eve dinner?
(a) Mimiko.
(b) Madame Hortense.
(c) The widow.
(d) Buddha.

4. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He reads books that instruct him how to live.
(b) He lives like every day is his last.
(c) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(d) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.

5. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?
(a) He acts as a servant to them.
(b) He is physically abusive.
(c) He belittles them in public.
(d) He is mostly very kind.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

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

4. How does Zorba describe God?

5. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. A
3. B
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Zorba.

2. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

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

Dante.

4. How does Zorba describe God?

He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.

5. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?

The castration of pigs.

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