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 begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He makes a map of the mine.
(b) He begins the writing of his manuscript.
(c) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.
(d) He takes a long walk on the beach.

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

3. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?
(a) Religion.
(b) Revolution.
(c) Socialist ideas.
(d) Women.

4. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?
(a) A love story.
(b) The ancient civilization of Crete.
(c) The tale of his birth.
(d) Noah's Ark.

5. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?
(a) A meditation on finding true peace.
(b) A guideline for feeling comfortable in the Void.
(c) A blueprint for redesigning the mine.
(d) A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

4. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

5. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. C
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

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

In a bar.

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

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

3. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

Talk about her love affairs.

4. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

3

5. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?

She wanted to be serenaded.

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