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

2. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?
(a) He is physically abusive.
(b) He is mostly very kind.
(c) He belittles them in public.
(d) He acts as a servant to them.

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

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

5. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?
(a) He approaches her and kisses her hand.
(b) He strikes up a conversation about mining.
(c) Nothing. He is unable to approach her.
(d) He asks her to dinner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

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

3. How does Zorba live his life?

4. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?

5. What message does the narrator tell Madame Hortense that Zorba has sent from Candia?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. A
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

Wars.

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

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

3. How does Zorba live his life?

He lives like every day is his last.

4. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?

The narrator finally pursues the widow.

5. What message does the narrator tell Madame Hortense that Zorba has sent from Candia?

He tells her that Zorba has proposed marriage to her.

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