Middlesex Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Marriage on Ice.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the source of Dr. Philobosian's sadness?
(a) The other passengers are cruel to Dr. Philobosian because he is Armenian.
(b) His family was killed by the Turks.
(c) He had to leave his family behind in Turkey.
(d) He has no where to go when he reaches America.

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

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

5. What does Lefty decide to do to earn money to support his family after Jimmy Zismo's death?
(a) Work at the Ford factory.
(b) Open a bar, the Zebra Room, in his basement.
(c) Sell Jimmy's zebra skin rug.
(d) Take over Jimmy's bootlegging business.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following statements best describes Lefty?

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

3. Where do Desdemona and Lefty move to when they arrive in the United States?

4. Why did Sourmelina's parents send her to America?

5. What does Lefty resolve to do after his visit to the brothel?

(see the answer key)

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