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. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?
(a) To hire a prostitute.
(b) To buy supplies for the mine.
(c) To find a new job.
(d) To buy Madame Hortense many fine gifts.

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?
(a) Crete.
(b) Zorba.
(c) His best friend.
(d) Santuri.

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

4. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to learn to meditate.
(b) He wants to improve his vocabulary.
(c) He wants to forget about Buddha.
(d) He wants to grow his hair long.

5. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Playing a musical instrument.
(b) Mining.
(c) Going to war.
(d) Sex.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

3. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?

4. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

5. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. D
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

3. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?

He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.

4. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.

5. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

Communication.

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