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 mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?
(a) Being married to two women at the same time.
(b) Sexual relationships that later lead to marriage.
(c) Any sexual adventure.
(d) Marrying an Italian woman.

2. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?
(a) He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.
(b) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(c) He says that a man should have relations with many women.
(d) He says that a man should try foreign foods.

3. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?
(a) He approaches her and kisses her hand.
(b) Nothing. He is unable to approach her.
(c) He asks her to dinner.
(d) He strikes up a conversation about mining.

4. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?
(a) Movie theaters.
(b) Carnivals.
(c) Wars.
(d) Religious ceremonies.

5. How does the narrator depict Madame Hortense?
(a) Dangerous.
(b) As intensely beautiful.
(c) Witchy.
(d) Comically and unattractively.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

2. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

3. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.

2. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Finger.

3. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

Zorba.

4. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

Fearfully.

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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