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 say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?
(a) She wanted to be serenaded.
(b) She wanted to travel to Crete.
(c) She wanted a young husband.
(d) She wanted the wars to end.

2. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?
(a) He bought new gold hoop earrings.
(b) He dyed his hair black.
(c) He grew a beard.
(d) He shaved his head.

3. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He carved notches in the side of a boat.
(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 cut off a lock of each lover's hair.

4. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?
(a) They find record amounts of lignite.
(b) It collapses.
(c) A baby is abandoned there.
(d) Five men suffocate to death.

5. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?
(a) He learns to mine.
(b) He gets a letter from a family member.
(c) He reads a love story.
(d) He has a brush with death.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

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

3. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

4. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

5. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. D
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.

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

Smokes a pipe.

3. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

The widow.

4. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

He promises to cook him soup and play him music.

5. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Never die.

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