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. To what religious faith does Stephanides family belong?
(a) The Presbyterian Church.
(b) Greek Orthodox Church.
(c) The Roman Catholic Church.
(d) The Church of Islam.

2. What tragic event occurs on the same day as Calliope's birth?
(a) Her grandfather has his first stroke.
(b) Callie's parents discover she has a rare genetic disorder.
(c) Her grandfather dies.
(d) The Korean War begins.

3. What does Desdemona keep in the silkworm box to predict the sex of a baby?
(a) A silkworm cocoon.
(b) A silver spoon.
(c) The rope wedding crowns.
(d) Her hair braids.

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

5. How does Lefty manage to keep the men in the gaming room from stealing his winnings?
(a) He flees from the gaming room and hides.
(b) He hides them in his sock.
(c) He loses them all in subsequent games.
(d) He fights the men and wins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the source of Dr. Philobosian's sadness?

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

3. What does Desdemona attempt to smuggle into the U.S. in her silkworm box?

4. How does Desdemona's prediction of the sex of the baby compare to it's actual sex?

5. Who marries Lefty and Desdemona on the boat?

(see the answer key)

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