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 incident on the beach mellows the narrator's restlessness?
(a) He hears strange music.
(b) He sees a shooting star.
(c) He accidentally kills a butterfly.
(d) A horse and rider pass by.

2. What does Zorba ask the narrator to explain to him in Chapter 24?
(a) The best techniques for extracting lignite from the mine.
(b) The meaning of life.
(c) Death and why people die.
(d) How to cook a good soup.

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

4. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?
(a) Sexual relationships that later lead to marriage.
(b) Being married to two women at the same time.
(c) Marrying an Italian woman.
(d) Any sexual adventure.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

2. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?

3. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

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

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. C
4. D
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

It takes away from her allure as a widow.

2. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?

Cruel authority.

3. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.

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

Wars and revolutions.

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

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