Middlesex Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4, Go West, Young Man.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mike Antoniou think of Tessie's daily trips to the movie theatre?
(a) He believes that it is frivolous to attend movies while the war is going on.
(b) He thinks that movies are immoral.
(c) He is glad that she has found something that she enjoys to fill her time while he is away.
(d) He is concerned that movie going will interfere with her volunteer duties.

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?
(a) They discuss their family tree as if they are learning it for the first time.
(b) They have chance meetings on the deck pretending to be getting to know each other for the first time.
(c) They consummate their marriage in the life boat.
(d) They board the ship separately.

3. What does Lefty resolve to do after his visit to the brothel?
(a) Attend the local Greek church more often.
(b) Marry a village girl and start a family.
(c) Leave Bithynios to immigrate to America.
(d) Tell Desdemona of his feelings for her.

4. Where do Callie and the Object spend most of their days in the summer?
(a) At the Object's house.
(b) At Callie's house.
(c) The Grosse Pointe Club swimming pool.
(d) At the Object's family's summer home.

5. What does Desdemona promise St. Christopher she will do if Milton is spared injury in the war?
(a) She will attend church on a daily basis.
(b) She will donate a large portion of her earnings to the church.
(c) She will confess to her children that she and Lefty are brother and sister.
(d) She will send Milton to Bithynios to repair the town's church.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Desdemona's mother say is critical for encourage silk worms to produce good silk?

2. Who is Lefty and Desdemona's sponsor for entry into America?

3. How do Tessie and Milton react to the ER doctor's diagnosis of Callie?

4. What reason does Lefty give Desdemona for his trip into town?

5. Why is Ben Scheer so generous towards Cal/Callie?

(see the answer key)

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