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 the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?
(a) He says that the need to have children keeps people from living full lives.
(b) He says that clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.
(c) He says that sexual thoughts can keep a person from being productive.
(d) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

2. How does Zorba describe God?
(a) He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.
(b) He describes him as "ether."
(c) He likens him to the mine.
(d) He describes him as peaceful and quiet.

3. How does the narrator depict Madame Hortense?
(a) Witchy.
(b) As intensely beautiful.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Comically and unattractively.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

4. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. D
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Communication.

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

Nothing. He is unable to approach her.

3. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

He calls a lunch break.

4. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?

An orgy.

5. 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.

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