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 do Lefty and Desdemona know that they can trust Sourmelina to keep the secret that they are siblings?
(a) Lefty and Desdemona pay Sourmelina a fee for her silence.
(b) Lefty and Desdemona threaten Sourmelina.
(c) Sourmelina does not know that Lefty and Desdemona are siblings.
(d) Sourmelina has her own secret: she is a lesbian.

2. What condition must Desdemona meet to be hired by the Temple No. 1?
(a) She must demonstrate that she knows how to weave silk into fabric.
(b) She must pledge allegiance to their religious leader, Minister Fard.
(c) She must convince them that she had black ancestors.
(d) She must prove that she is capable of raising silk worms.

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

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

5. 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 downsized.
(c) It closes.
(d) It is expanded.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Desdemona admire about the women of Temple No.1?

4. What industry is the Temple No. 1 involved in?

5. What does Desdemona fear will happen to Lefty?

(see the answer key)

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