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 part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?
(a) He thinks his friend will find a new best friend.
(b) The two got into a fist fight before his friend left.
(c) He thinks his friend hates him.
(d) The two argued rather than expressing love.

2. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?
(a) Zorba.
(b) The narrator's grandfather.
(c) A soldier.
(d) The narrator.

3. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He wants to build a ship so that he and his boss can sail around the world.
(b) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.
(c) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.
(d) He plans to marry Madame Hortense for her great wealth.

4. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?
(a) Karayannis and his father.
(b) His mother and his old friend.
(c) His old friend and Karayannis.
(d) Karayannis and Zorba.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?

2. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. C
4. C
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?

He tells him that he has love for him.

2. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

God.

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

He offers no excuse or reason.

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

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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

She wanted to be serenaded.

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