Zorba the Greek Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.
(b) He recorded the names of the women in a small book.
(c) He carved notches in the side of a boat.
(d) He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.

2. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?
(a) Movie theaters.
(b) Carnivals.
(c) Religious ceremonies.
(d) Wars.

3. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?
(a) His soldier friend.
(b) The narrator's older brother.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Karayannis.

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?
(a) The ears.
(b) The sexual organs.
(c) The brain.
(d) The achilles.

5. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?
(a) Socialist ideas.
(b) Women.
(c) Religion.
(d) Revolution.

6. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?
(a) To find a new job.
(b) To hire a prostitute.
(c) To buy Madame Hortense many fine gifts.
(d) To buy supplies for the mine.

7. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?
(a) Love and kindness.
(b) Fat and manure.
(c) God.
(d) Work.

8. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?
(a) His old friend and Karayannis.
(b) Karayannis and Zorba.
(c) His mother and his old friend.
(d) Karayannis and his father.

9. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?
(a) He believes in a higher power but not in religion.
(b) He is a Christian.
(c) He looks to Anagnosti for all of his religious questions and shares his beliefs.
(d) He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.

10. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He had many lovers.
(b) He sailed around the world.
(c) He demanded stories from his guests.
(d) He started a mining business.

11. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?
(a) The Devil.
(b) Crete.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Santuri.

12. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?
(a) His best friend.
(b) Santuri.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Crete.

13. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?
(a) The Void and the end of civilization.
(b) The onset of true peace.
(c) Successful mining operations.
(d) A new, evolved civilization.

14. 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 has warts.
(b) It loves philosophy.
(c) It refuses to grow old.
(d) It does not like romance.

15. How does Lola refer to Zorba?
(a) Daddy.
(b) Grandad.
(c) Uncle.
(d) Son.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?

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

4. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

5. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. D
2. D
3. D
4. B
5. A
6. D
7. C
8. A
9. D
10. C
11. C
12. C
13. A
14. C
15. B

Short Answer Key

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

A beautiful widow.

2. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?

Pursue a life of physical action.

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

He tells him that he has love for him.

4. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.

5. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

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