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. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?
(a) He is going to be a father.
(b) He has suddenly become afraid of mining.
(c) He has fallen in love.
(d) He realizes he's aging.

2. How does Lola refer to Zorba?
(a) Uncle.
(b) Grandad.
(c) Daddy.
(d) Son.

3. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?
(a) He believes in a higher power but not in religion.
(b) He looks to Anagnosti for all of his religious questions and shares his beliefs.
(c) He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.
(d) He is a Christian.

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

5. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(b) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.
(c) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(d) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?

2. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?

3. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

4. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?

5. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. B
3. C
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?

Zaharia.

2. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?

He throws his boss out of the mine.

3. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?

He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.

4. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?

He has a brush with death.

5. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.

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