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. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?
(a) Publication of his manuscript.
(b) Building a house for them to live in.
(c) The timber rail project.
(d) Building a monastery.

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?
(a) Zorba tells him that he should have meditated.
(b) He tells him he should have cleaned the house.
(c) He tells the narrator that he should have made some work notes for the following day.
(d) He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

3. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?
(a) Competition.
(b) Communication.
(c) Entertainment.
(d) Sexual.

4. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?
(a) Hire him at the mine.
(b) Kill his children.
(c) Leave his celebration.
(d) Cast down his religion.

5. Who does Zorba blame for Madame Hortense's promiscuity?
(a) Her father.
(b) God.
(c) Her mother.
(d) A priest.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

3. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?

4. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. B
4. D
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

A gun shot.

2. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

He wants to make sure she is not going to bed alone.

3. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?

She eloped with a soldier.

4. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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

Sophinka and Noussa.

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