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

2. Why did Sourmelina's parents send her to America?
(a) She was caught in a scandalous affair with a woman.
(b) They could not find a man to marry her in Bithynios.
(c) They could not afford to support an unmarried daughter.
(d) They wanted her to find fame and fortune in America.

3. What is the fate of the Silk Room at Temple No. 1 when Elijah Muhammed takes over as leader after Fard's arrest.?
(a) It is downsized.
(b) It is relocated to a new building.
(c) It closes.
(d) It is expanded.

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

5. What shocks Desdemona and Lefty about Sourmelina's husband, Jimmy Zismo?
(a) His religious beliefs.
(b) His dark skin.
(c) His occupation.
(d) His wealth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the cause of Desdemona's heart palpitations?

2. In the chapter "Tricknology", what does Lefty do to help supplement his income?

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

4. What does Desdemona vow to never do again after Milton's birth?

5. What does Desdemona's mother say is critical for encourage silk worms to produce good silk?

(see the answer key)

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