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 tell the narrator that God would rather him do?
(a) God would rather him work at the mine than attend a celebration.
(b) God would rather him go to church than work at the mine.
(c) God would rather him celebrate Christmas than work on his writing.
(d) God would rather him visit the widow than go to church.

2. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?
(a) He claims the man kissed his girlfriend.
(b) He says the man tried to assault him first.
(c) He says the man cheated him.
(d) He offers no excuse or reason.

3. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?
(a) A new, evolved civilization.
(b) Successful mining operations.
(c) The Void and the end of civilization.
(d) The onset of true peace.

4. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?
(a) His soldier friend.
(b) The narrator's older brother.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Karayannis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

2. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

3. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

4. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. C
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

Failing to get their picks before exiting.

2. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

"God and the Devil!"

3. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

Sophinka and Noussa.

4. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

A gun shot.

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

Smokes a pipe.

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