Middlesex Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, The Wolverette.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mike Antoniou think of Tessie's daily trips to the movie theatre?
(a) He is concerned that movie going will interfere with her volunteer duties.
(b) He believes that it is frivolous to attend movies while the war is going on.
(c) He is glad that she has found something that she enjoys to fill her time while he is away.
(d) He thinks that movies are immoral.

2. Why does Chapter Eleven become interested in current events and politics?
(a) He plans to study political science at the University of Michigan.
(b) He is 18 and now eligible to be drafted into the military.
(c) He hopes to run for political office in the future.
(d) He is interested in and identifies with President Nixon.

3. What does Desdemona attempt to smuggle into the U.S. in her silkworm box?
(a) Silkworms.
(b) Silkworm cocoons.
(c) Silkworm eggs.
(d) A silver spoon.

4. Who is Lefty and Desdemona's sponsor for entry into America?
(a) Captain Kontoulis.
(b) Their friend, Dr. Philobosian.
(c) Their cousin, Sourmelina.
(d) They do not need a sponsor to enter the U.S.

5. What is political and social climate of Detroit in this chapter?
(a) There is racial harmony between blacks and whites.
(b) There is racial conflict between black and whites.
(c) Poor economics have forced several local businesses to close.
(d) The federal government has taken over control of the city.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lefty teach Desdemona to help her pass the English literacy test required for entry into America?

2. What religion do the members of Temple No. 1 practice?

3. Why does Jimmy Fioretos call to wake Milton early one morning?

4. What is unusual about Desdemona's presence on Hastings Street?

5. What artistic medium does Julie Kikuchi work with?

(see the answer key)

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