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. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?
(a) She wanted to travel to Crete.
(b) She wanted a young husband.
(c) She wanted to be serenaded.
(d) She wanted the wars to end.

2. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) Mavrandoni.
(b) Her parrot.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Canavaro.

3. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Nowacka.
(c) Baudrillard.
(d) Johnson.

4. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?
(a) "Jesus and Satan!"
(b) "Heaven and Hell!"
(c) "Monks and Demons!"
(d) "God and the Devil!"

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

2. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

3. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

4. What does Zorba tell the narrator that God would rather him do?

5. What painting does Zorba present to Madame Hortense?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. A
4. D
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

Any sexual adventure.

2. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

3. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

4. What does Zorba tell the narrator that God would rather him do?

God would rather him visit the widow than go to church.

5. What painting does Zorba present to Madame Hortense?

A painting of her as a siren leading battleships.

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