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. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?
(a) He is less sexually satisfying.
(b) He is not as handsome.
(c) He is not as good a conversationalist.
(d) He is not as exotic.

2. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to become an excellent cook.
(b) He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.
(c) He wants to find a lover.
(d) He wants to learn to play a musical instrument.

3. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?
(a) Because the books are religious.
(b) Because the books are unrelated to mining.
(c) Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.
(d) Because the books are romantic.

4. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?
(a) Madame Hortense.
(b) Mimiko.
(c) Anagnosti.
(d) The widow.

5. For what action is Zorba trying to make up for by his actions in Chapter 18?
(a) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.
(b) Cheating the abbot.
(c) All of the stealing he did as a young boy.
(d) Proposing to Madame Hortense.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?

2. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?

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

4. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?

5. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?

Mimiko.

2. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?

The whole structure shakes and the log is destroyed along the way.

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

The widow.

4. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?

His clay nun.

5. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

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