Middlesex Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Tricknology.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is unusual about Desdemona's presence on Hastings Street?
(a) Hastings Street is primarily a white neighborhood and Desdemona is black.
(b) Hastings Street is a long distance from her home on Hurlbut.
(c) Hastings Street is primarily a black neighborhood and Desdemona is white.
(d) Desdemona is dressed in traditional Greek clothing while everyone on Hastings Street is dressed in modern clothing.

2. Where do Desdemona and Lefty move to when they arrive in the United States?
(a) New York City.
(b) Grosse Pointe.
(c) Detroit.
(d) New Smyrna.

3. What does Desdemona fear will happen to Lefty?
(a) He will marry a village girl and will leave Desdemona alone to care for the cocoonery.
(b) He will never marry and will die alone.
(c) He will become a smoker and alcoholic.
(d) He will marry an unattractive Turkish woman.

4. Who marries Lefty and Desdemona on the boat?
(a) No one, they are not married until they reach America.
(b) Dr. Philobosian.
(c) A priest traveling on the Giulia.
(d) Captain Kontoulis.

5. What is Lefty's actual motivation for going into town?
(a) To visit a local bar and brothel.
(b) To shop for groceries at the market.
(c) To court a woman he hopes to marry.
(d) To sell the silk cocoons at market.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unusual about Lefty and Desdemona's relationship?

2. What does Desdemona admire about the women of Temple No.1?

3. What does Desdemona do to help make the village girls more attractive to Lefty?

4. Which of the following actions is NOT part of Lefty and Desdemona's plan to convince themselves and others that they are young lovers rather than brother and sister?

5. Who is Lefty and Desdemona's sponsor for entry into America?

(see the answer key)

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