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 Lefty and Desdemona's relationship?
(a) They have very different interests. Lefty likes the modern, city life while Desdemona is more traditional.
(b) They are sexually attracted to each other even though they are brother and sister.
(c) They live alone in their family home after their parents die.
(d) They are pretending to be brother and sister, but are actually involved in a romantic relationship.

2. What is the cause of Desdemona's heart palpitations?
(a) A rare genetic disorder.
(b) Unproductive silkworms.
(c) Stress over the Greek occupation of Turkey.
(d) Grief over the deaths of her parents.

3. What does Lefty do while working on the assembly line at Ford that angers some of the other workers?
(a) He eats only traditional Greek foods for lunch.
(b) He brags about his well-to-do brother in law.
(c) He speeds up his work which forces the other workers to have to work more quickly.
(d) He takes English classes at the Ford language school.

4. Why does Desdemona visit Dr. Philobosian in this chapter?
(a) To ask him to sterilize her so she will not be able to have more children.
(b) To determine whether or not she is pregnant
(c) Because she has contracted an illness from the silk workers
(d) To have a physical examination

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fate of the Silk Room at Temple No. 1 when Elijah Muhammed takes over as leader after Fard's arrest.?

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

3. Why is Lefty fired from the Ford automobile company?

4. Why does the silk Lefty sells in the market not earn much money?

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

(see the answer key)

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