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 the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?
(a) It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.
(b) It is a foundational part of his sophisticated world view.
(c) It helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.
(d) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.

2. What painting does Zorba present to Madame Hortense?
(a) A portrait of the two of them in a garden.
(b) A painting of her as a goddess.
(c) A painting of her as a siren leading battleships.
(d) A portrait of the two of them in front of a castle.

3. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Virgil.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Dante.

4. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?
(a) Zorba.
(b) His soldier friend.
(c) Karayannis.
(d) The narrator's older brother.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

3. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?

4. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

5. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. D
4. C
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?

Smokes a pipe.

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to forget about Buddha.

3. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?

Cruel authority.

4. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

He works on his writing.

5. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Never die.

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