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 is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He wants to build a ship so that he and his boss can sail around the world.
(b) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.
(c) He plans to marry Madame Hortense for her great wealth.
(d) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.

2. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?
(a) She committed suicide.
(b) She mysteriously vanished.
(c) She eloped with a soldier.
(d) She went back to her home village to care for her sick mother.

3. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?
(a) "The soul is flesh as well."
(b) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(c) "The soul is to be treasured much more than the flesh."
(d) "The flesh is language for the soul."

4. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?
(a) Never leave Crete.
(b) Play a musical instrument when happy.
(c) Never die.
(d) Cook a delicious soup.

5. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?
(a) His art collection.
(b) His library.
(c) The well.
(d) His clay nun.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?

2. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

3. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?

5. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. A
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?

Rembrandt's "Warrior."

2. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.

3. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

Talk about her love affairs.

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?

Zaharia.

5. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

The narrator.

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