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 Church of Islam.
(b) Greek Orthodox Church.
(c) The Presbyterian Church.
(d) The Roman Catholic Church.

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

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

4. How is Lefty able to get he and Desdemona out of the burning city of Smyrna?
(a) He pretends they are French citizens in order to gain passage on a departing boat.
(b) He buys tickets on boat bound for Greece.
(c) He asks Dr. Philobosian to allow them to hide in his home.
(d) He hitchikes from the city into the mountains.

5. Which of the following statements best describes Lefty?
(a) A modern man in a traditional town.
(b) A jazz loving gangster.
(c) A cruel, abusive alcoholic.
(d) A traditional man in a modern town.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Desdemona do to help make the village girls more attractive to Lefty?

2. What does Desdemona fear will happen to Lefty?

3. 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?

4. Who is the narrator of the story?

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

(see the answer key)

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