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. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?
(a) He asks her to dinner.
(b) He strikes up a conversation about mining.
(c) Nothing. He is unable to approach her.
(d) He approaches her and kisses her hand.

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

3. How does Zorba say that he gets rid of intense longings?
(a) Ignoring the passionate thoughts.
(b) Self-moderation.
(c) Meditation and abstinence.
(d) Stuffing himself gluttonously with the desired thing.

4. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?
(a) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.
(b) Twice honestly and once half-honestly.
(c) Four times.
(d) Three times.

5. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Being too short.
(b) Renting a lignite mine.
(c) Having family from Italy.
(d) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?

2. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

3. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?

4. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. D
4. A
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?

He dyed his hair black.

2. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

3. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?

Demetrios.

4. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

Talk about her love affairs.

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

The widow.

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