Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?
(a) Marrying an Italian woman.
(b) Sexual relationships that later lead to marriage.
(c) Any sexual adventure.
(d) Being married to two women at the same time.

2. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?
(a) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.
(b) They agree to fight in the war together.
(c) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.
(d) They agree to one day own a lignite mine together.

3. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?
(a) His old friend and Karayannis.
(b) Karayannis and his father.
(c) Karayannis and Zorba.
(d) His mother and his old friend.

4. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Wars and revolutions.
(b) Feasts and birthdays.
(c) Rape and thievery.
(d) Carnivals and circuses.

5. What incident on the beach mellows the narrator's restlessness?
(a) He hears strange music.
(b) A horse and rider pass by.
(c) He sees a shooting star.
(d) He accidentally kills a butterfly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

2. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

3. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

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

5. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. A
4. A
5. D
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

Zorba.

2. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?

He offers no excuse or reason.

3. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

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

Communication.

5. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?

Smokes a pipe.

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