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 supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?
(a) It bleeds from a chiseled wound.
(b) It cries tears of blood.
(c) It causes storms.
(d) It draws a warring army.

2. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?
(a) The onset of true peace.
(b) Successful mining operations.
(c) A new, evolved civilization.
(d) The Void and the end of civilization.

3. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?
(a) Mankind.
(b) Women.
(c) God.
(d) The narrator.

4. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?
(a) Karayannis.
(b) The narrator's older brother.
(c) Zorba.
(d) His soldier friend.

5. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?
(a) His sexual relationship is more fulfilling that meditation.
(b) He has become engrossed with the physical world.
(c) Mining is all that he cares about now.
(d) He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

2. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?

3. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

4. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

5. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. D
3. A
4. A
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

2. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?

He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.

3. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

It got in the way of his pottery.

4. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.

5. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

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