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 industry is the Temple No. 1 involved in?
(a) Bootlegging.
(b) Raising silkworms and weaving silk fabric.
(c) Cigar rolling.
(d) Tool and dye manufacturing.

2. What does Desdemona's mother say is critical for encourage silk worms to produce good silk?
(a) Their caretaker's purity.
(b) Soft music.
(c) Peace.
(d) A warm environment.

3. What does Desdemona admire about the women of Temple No.1?
(a) Their ability to create beautiful silk fabric.
(b) Their religious devotion.
(c) Their modesty.
(d) Their work ethic.

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

5. What reason does Lefty give Desdemona for his trip into town?
(a) To shop for groceries at the market.
(b) To visit a local bar and brothel.
(c) To sell the silk cocoons at market.
(d) To court a woman he hopes to marry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Lefty and Desdemona know that they can trust Sourmelina to keep the secret that they are siblings?

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

3. What is the source of Dr. Philobosian's sadness?

4. What does Desdemona fear will happen to Lefty?

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

(see the answer key)

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