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 located in Desdemona's hope chest that she fears she will never use?
(a) An olive wood silkworm box.
(b) A corset.
(c) A baby blanket.
(d) A wedding dress.

2. What does the narrator say makes him/her "the most famous hermaphrodite in history"?
(a) S/he was studied by Dr. Luce.
(b) S/he went to the doctor to have a sex change operation.
(c) S/he lived as a girl but had the body of a boy.
(d) S/he has the brain of a boy, but was raised as a girl.

3. What does Lefty teach Desdemona to help her pass the English literacy test required for entry into America?
(a) Passages from the Greek Bible.
(b) A Bible passage about eunuchs.
(c) A Bible passage forbidding incest.
(d) English phrases.

4. 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 expanded.
(b) It is downsized.
(c) It closes.
(d) It is relocated to a new building.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Sourmelina's parents send her to America?

2. What is Lefty's actual motivation for going into town?

3. What reason does Lefty give Desdemona for his trip into town?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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