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. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?
(a) The Void and the end of civilization.
(b) A new, evolved civilization.
(c) Successful mining operations.
(d) The onset of true peace.

2. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?
(a) Start crying.
(b) Talk about her love affairs.
(c) Leave the room.
(d) Profess her love for Zorba.

3. About what does Zorba confront the miners?
(a) Taking long lunch breaks.
(b) Failing to get their picks before exiting.
(c) Leaving lanterns lit inside.
(d) Not following the proper safety procedures.

4. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?
(a) She wanted to be serenaded.
(b) She wanted the wars to end.
(c) She wanted a young husband.
(d) She wanted to travel to Crete.

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?
(a) Ear.
(b) Toe.
(c) Finger.
(d) Arm.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?

3. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

4. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?

5. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. B
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

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

It got in the way of his pottery.

2. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?

Rembrandt's "Warrior."

3. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

"God and the Devil!"

4. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?

Nothing. He is unable to approach her.

5. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?

Acting impulsively is against his nature.

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