Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 25.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What gift does Mimiko deliver from the accused in Pavli's death?
(a) A bouquet of flowers.
(b) A basket of oranges.
(c) A loaf of bread.
(d) An aromatic oil.

3. Who kills the widow and how is it done?
(a) Zorba accidentally shoots her while trying to shoot Manolakas.
(b) Mavrandoni stabs her in the heart.
(c) Manolakas cuts her head off.
(d) Mavrandoni cuts her head off.

4. With what does the narrator compare his lustful feelings for the widow to?
(a) Walking on the beach at night.
(b) The widow's garden.
(c) Not ever finding any lignite in the mine.
(d) The temptation of Buddha by the Evil One.

5. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?
(a) He falls in love with a woman.
(b) He loses his job at the mine.
(c) A priest crosses his path.
(d) He grows interested in philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What concept does the narrator come up with when formulating his ideas about death?

2. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

3. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?

4. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

5. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. D
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What concept does the narrator come up with when formulating his ideas about death?

Sacred awe.

2. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

The widow.

3. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?

The Void and the end of civilization.

4. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

To be married immediately.

5. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

To buy supplies for the mine.

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