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

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

3. Who marries Lefty and Desdemona on the boat?
(a) Captain Kontoulis.
(b) A priest traveling on the Giulia.
(c) No one, they are not married until they reach America.
(d) Dr. Philobosian.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is unusual about Desdemona's presence on Hastings Street?

4. What does Lefty do while working on the assembly line at Ford that angers some of the other workers?

5. What does the narrator say makes him/her "the most famous hermaphrodite in history"?

(see the answer key)

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