Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Zorba say prompted him to quit the army?
(a) Torching a village.
(b) seeing children murdered.
(c) Being trapped in a trench with dead bodies.
(d) Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Carnivals and circuses.
(b) Wars and revolutions.
(c) Feasts and birthdays.
(d) Rape and thievery.

4. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?
(a) The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.
(b) The power of the human body.
(c) The power of a sexual relationship.
(d) The power of the rail system.

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The local baker.
(b) The pharmacist.
(c) The village elder.
(d) The monks.

Short Answer Questions

1. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?

2. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

3. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?

4. Why does Pavli commit suicide?

5. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. B
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?

Zeus.

2. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

Meditation.

3. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?

He is angry but willing to follow through on the promise.

4. Why does Pavli commit suicide?

He was in love with someone not in love with him.

5. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to forget about Buddha.

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