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

2. How does Zorba describe God?
(a) He describes him as "ether."
(b) He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.
(c) He likens him to the mine.
(d) He describes him as peaceful and quiet.

3. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?
(a) God.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Women.
(d) Mankind.

4. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?
(a) "Jesus and Satan!"
(b) "Heaven and Hell!"
(c) "God and the Devil!"
(d) "Monks and Demons!"

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

6. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?
(a) He should only spend time with her if he wants to marry her.
(b) He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.
(c) He should cook and clean for her.
(d) He should lie to her about his other lovers.

7. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?
(a) He is physically abusive.
(b) He is mostly very kind.
(c) He acts as a servant to them.
(d) He belittles them in public.

8. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Having family from Italy.
(b) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.
(c) Being too short.
(d) Renting a lignite mine.

9. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.
(b) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(c) He lives like every day is his last.
(d) He reads books that instruct him how to live.

10. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?
(a) It makes an example of the inefficiency of bookworms.
(b) It offers instruction on running a mine.
(c) It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.
(d) It exhibits the excellence of true love.

11. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?
(a) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.
(b) It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.
(c) It helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.
(d) It is a foundational part of his sophisticated world view.

12. What or who does the narrator live for?
(a) Mankind.
(b) God.
(c) Women.
(d) Zorba.

13. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?
(a) He also works in the mine.
(b) He romances Madame Hortense.
(c) He works on his writing.
(d) He swims in the ocean.

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

15. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?
(a) The widow.
(b) The long lost love of his life.
(c) Noussa.
(d) Madame Hortense.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom do the narrator and Zorba enjoy Christmas Eve dinner?

2. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

3. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

4. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?

5. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. With whom do the narrator and Zorba enjoy Christmas Eve dinner?

Madame Hortense.

2. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

He calls a lunch break.

3. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to forget about Buddha.

4. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?

He has a brush with death.

5. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?

Mimiko.

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