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. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?
(a) Zorba.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Manolakas.

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator that God would rather him do?
(a) God would rather him visit the widow than go to church.
(b) God would rather him go to church than work at the mine.
(c) God would rather him celebrate Christmas than work on his writing.
(d) God would rather him work at the mine than attend a celebration.

3. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?
(a) He says it is all lies anyway.
(b) He says that Anagnosti will kill him if he does.
(c) He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.
(d) He says that the people of Crete believe in equality of the sexes already.

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

5. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?
(a) Entertainment.
(b) Competition.
(c) Sexual.
(d) Communication.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

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

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

5. What startling news does Zorba receive when he returns from Candia?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Buddha.

2. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

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

He tells her that Zorba has proposed marriage to her.

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

Sacred awe.

5. What startling news does Zorba receive when he returns from Candia?

He learns that he is expected to propose to Madame Hortense.

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