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

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

3. What does Desdemona vow to never do again after Milton's birth?
(a) Care for Sourmelina's baby, Theodora.
(b) Predict the sex of an unborn child using her silver spoon.
(c) Have another child.
(d) Tell anyone that she and Lefty are brother and sister.

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Fard Muhammad?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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