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 did Sourmelina's parents send her to America?
(a) They could not find a man to marry her in Bithynios.
(b) They could not afford to support an unmarried daughter.
(c) She was caught in a scandalous affair with a woman.
(d) They wanted her to find fame and fortune in America.

2. Where do Desdemona and Lefty move to when they arrive in the United States?
(a) Grosse Pointe.
(b) New York City.
(c) New Smyrna.
(d) Detroit.

3. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unusual about Lefty and Desdemona's relationship?

2. Which of the following actions is NOT part of Lefty and Desdemona's plan to convince themselves and others that they are young lovers rather than brother and sister?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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