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 happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(b) Several marriage ceremonies.
(c) The castration of pigs.
(d) The slaughter of sheep.

2. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?
(a) The old man insists that it's sinful to mark one's preference for certain foods.
(b) The old man talks too much.
(c) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.
(d) The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.

3. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He takes a stroll through the countryside.
(b) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(c) He reads the Bible.
(d) He goes to the market.

4. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?
(a) Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.
(b) Because the books are religious.
(c) Because the books are romantic.
(d) Because the books are unrelated to mining.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

2. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

3. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

4. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?

5. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. A
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

The two argued rather than expressing love.

2. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

Dame Hortense.

3. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.

4. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?

His clay nun.

5. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

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