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 are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?
(a) Sophia and Cecilia.
(b) Madame Hortense and Anagnosti.
(c) Alexandra and Diana.
(d) Sophinka and Noussa.

2. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?
(a) He falls in love with a woman.
(b) He loses his job at the mine.
(c) He grows interested in philosophy.
(d) A priest crosses his path.

3. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?
(a) Join a circus.
(b) Go to university.
(c) Get married.
(d) Pursue a life of physical action.

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

5. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He demanded stories from his guests.
(b) He had many lovers.
(c) He started a mining business.
(d) He sailed around the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

2. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

3. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?

4. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

5. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. D
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.

2. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

Dame Hortense.

3. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?

Sex.

4. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

Any sexual adventure.

5. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

It got in the way of his pottery.

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