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. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?
(a) He should cook and clean for her.
(b) He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.
(c) He should only spend time with her if he wants to marry her.
(d) He should lie to her about his other lovers.

2. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

3. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?
(a) A village elder.
(b) A monk.
(c) Dame Hortense.
(d) A young boy.

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

5. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?
(a) He says that Anagnosti will kill him if he does.
(b) He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.
(c) He says it is all lies anyway.
(d) He says that the people of Crete believe in equality of the sexes already.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?

2. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?

3. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

4. What incident on the beach mellows the narrator's restlessness?

5. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. C
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?

In a bar.

2. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?

He throws his boss out of the mine.

3. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

He offers no excuse or reason.

4. What incident on the beach mellows the narrator's restlessness?

He accidentally kills a butterfly.

5. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?

He is mostly very kind.

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