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 reason does Lefty give Desdemona for his trip 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.

2. In the chapter "Tricknology", what does Lefty do to help supplement his income?
(a) He extends the operating hours of the Zebra Room.
(b) He serves as a driver for his friend Maurice during the day.
(c) He rents a room in the family's home to a customer from the Zebra Room.
(d) He solicits women to pose for pornographic photos taken by his friend Maurice.

3. What religion do the members of Temple No. 1 practice?
(a) Islam.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) No religion. They are a business, not a church.
(d) Greek Orthodox Christianity.

4. Which of the following statements best describes Lefty?
(a) A modern man in a traditional town.
(b) A traditional man in a modern town.
(c) A cruel, abusive alcoholic.
(d) A jazz loving gangster.

5. Why is Lefty fired from the Ford automobile company?
(a) He is living with a man who has a criminal record (Jimmy Zismo).
(b) He refuses to wear traditional Greek dress in the Ford English School pageant.
(c) He does not pass his English language exam.
(d) His work is sloppy and inaccurate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Desdemona and Lefty move to when they arrive in the United States?

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

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

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

5. What condition must Desdemona meet to be hired by the Temple No. 1?

(see the answer key)

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