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. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(b) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.
(c) Sex, work, and fat.
(d) Fear, love, and God.

2. In a letter to the narrator, Zorba indicates that he has a devil living inside of him who is like Zorba in every way except what?
(a) It does not like romance.
(b) It loves philosophy.
(c) It has warts.
(d) It refuses to grow old.

3. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He makes a map of the mine.
(b) He begins the writing of his manuscript.
(c) He takes a long walk on the beach.
(d) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.

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

5. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?
(a) The Holy Spirit.
(b) Archangel Michael.
(c) Demetrios.
(d) The abbot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

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

3. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?

4. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?

5. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. D
3. B
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

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

Sacred awe.

3. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?

He tells him that he has love for him.

4. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?

A beautiful widow.

5. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

A gun shot.

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