Middlesex Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, The Silk Road.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Desdemona's prediction of the sex of the baby compare to it's actual sex?
(a) Desdemona predicted the baby would be a boy and it is a boy.
(b) Desdemona predicted the baby would be a girl and it is a girl.
(c) Desdemona predicted the baby would be a boy, but it is born a girl.
(d) Desdemona predicted the baby would be a girl, but it is born a boy.

2. Who is Lefty and Desdemona's sponsor for entry into America?
(a) Their friend, Dr. Philobosian.
(b) Their cousin, Sourmelina.
(c) They do not need a sponsor to enter the U.S.
(d) Captain Kontoulis.

3. What is Lefty's actual motivation for going into town?
(a) To shop for groceries at the market.
(b) To court a woman he hopes to marry.
(c) To sell the silk cocoons at market.
(d) To visit a local bar and brothel.

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

5. Which of the following statements best describes Uncle Pete?
(a) A self-made business man.
(b) A superstitious old man.
(c) A sweet natured priest.
(d) An intellectual chiropractor.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Desdemona fear will happen to Lefty?

4. Which of the following factors complicates Tessie's relationship with Father Mike?

5. What is located in Desdemona's hope chest that she fears she will never use?

(see the answer key)

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