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. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?
(a) Noussa.
(b) Madame Hortense.
(c) The widow.
(d) The long lost love of his life.

2. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?
(a) He needs to stay focused on his writing.
(b) Acting impulsively is his nature and he's trying to change.
(c) Acting impulsively is against his nature.
(d) He doesn't want to hurt the widow's feelings.

3. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?
(a) Love and kindness.
(b) Work.
(c) God.
(d) Fat and manure.

4. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?
(a) He reads a love story.
(b) He learns to mine.
(c) He gets a letter from a family member.
(d) He has a brush with death.

5. Who does Zorba blame for Madame Hortense's promiscuity?
(a) A priest.
(b) Her father.
(c) God.
(d) Her mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

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

3. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

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

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. C
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

He promises to cook him soup and play him music.

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

He wants to forget about Buddha.

3. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

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

Never die.

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

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