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. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says they are free to choose.
(b) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(c) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.
(d) He says they are ungrateful.

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

3. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?
(a) He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.
(b) He looks to Anagnosti for all of his religious questions and shares his beliefs.
(c) He believes in a higher power but not in religion.
(d) He is a Christian.

4. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.
(b) He recorded the names of the women in a small book.
(c) He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.
(d) He carved notches in the side of a boat.

5. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?
(a) On the beach.
(b) In his bedroom.
(c) In a bar.
(d) At work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?

2. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

3. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?

4. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

5. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. A
4. C
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?

The castration of pigs.

2. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

3. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?

It collapses.

4. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

Zorba.

5. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

"God and the Devil!"

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