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. 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.

2. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?
(a) He promises to make him a fortune.
(b) He promises to find him a wife.
(c) He promises to do all of his cooking and cleaning.
(d) He promises to cook him soup and play him music.

3. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?
(a) Buddha.
(b) Zorba.
(c) Mining.
(d) The widow.

4. What painting does Zorba present to Madame Hortense?
(a) A painting of her as a siren leading battleships.
(b) A portrait of the two of them in a garden.
(c) A portrait of the two of them in front of a castle.
(d) A painting of her as a goddess.

5. How does Zorba describe proposal and marriage?
(a) As something he has not and will never do.
(b) As rarely successful.
(c) As "the trap."
(d) As a blessed union.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

2. How does Zorba live his life?

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

4. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

5. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. A
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

His old friend and Karayannis.

2. How does Zorba live his life?

He lives like every day is his last.

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

Zorba.

4. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

The narrator.

5. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

He realizes he's aging.

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