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 being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.
(c) He says that sexual thoughts can keep a person from being productive.
(d) He says that clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.

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

3. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?
(a) Manolakus.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Mimiko.

4. What or who does the narrator live for?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Mankind.
(c) God.
(d) Women.

5. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.
(b) He takes a long walk on the beach.
(c) He makes a map of the mine.
(d) He begins the writing of his manuscript.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

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

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?

5. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. D
4. C
5. D
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

Boss.

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

The village elder.

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

Wars and revolutions.

4. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?

Zorba.

5. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.

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