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

2. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?
(a) The widow appears to be pregnant.
(b) Madame Hortense has grown very ill.
(c) Zorba has grown very ill.
(d) The widow has fallen from a cliff.

3. 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.

4. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?
(a) Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.
(b) A newborn baby is baptized.
(c) The narrator holds a celebration for the mine's reopening.
(d) Zorba weds Madame Hortense.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

2. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

3. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

4. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?

5. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. D
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

Sophinka and Noussa.

2. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

Wars and revolutions.

3. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

Canavaro.

4. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?

He is mostly very kind.

5. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?

He takes a stroll through the countryside.

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