Zorba the Greek Test | Lesson Plans 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. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(b) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.
(c) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(d) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

2. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?
(a) Four times.
(b) Three times.
(c) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.
(d) Twice honestly and once half-honestly.

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

4. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?
(a) Cruel authority.
(b) A voting system.
(c) Bonus awards.
(d) Volunteer work.

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

6. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?
(a) Bro.
(b) Captain.
(c) Boss.
(d) Sir.

7. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?
(a) He strikes up a conversation about mining.
(b) Nothing. He is unable to approach her.
(c) He asks her to dinner.
(d) He approaches her and kisses her hand.

8. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?
(a) He asks that he never return.
(b) He asks that he bring food when he returns.
(c) He requests that he return immediately.
(d) He requests that he double the supplies purchase.

9. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?
(a) He gets a letter from a family member.
(b) He has a brush with death.
(c) He learns to mine.
(d) He reads a love story.

10. 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.

11. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?
(a) His former best friend.
(b) His ex-wife.
(c) A young woman.
(d) His long lost brother.

12. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?
(a) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.
(b) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.
(c) They agree to fight in the war together.
(d) They agree to one day own a lignite mine together.

13. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?
(a) Kill his children.
(b) Hire him at the mine.
(c) Leave his celebration.
(d) Cast down his religion.

14. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The local baker.
(b) The village elder.
(c) The monks.
(d) The pharmacist.

15. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?
(a) He wants to make sure the narrator is not sneaking into her house.
(b) He wants to steal from her.
(c) He wants to protect her from Mimiko.
(d) He wants to make sure she is not going to bed alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

2. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

3. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

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

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

The tale of his birth.

2. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

3. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?

He demanded stories from his guests.

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

Canavaro.

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

He tells him that he has love for him.

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