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

2. What does Desdemona do to help make the village girls more attractive to Lefty?
(a) She teaches them to look like the girls in a lingerie catalog hidden in her father's dresser.
(b) She teaches them how to talk to a man in a seductive way.
(c) She gives them sex lessons.
(d) She encourages them to practice personal hygiene.

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

4. What shocks Desdemona and Lefty about Sourmelina's husband, Jimmy Zismo?
(a) His religious beliefs.
(b) His dark skin.
(c) His occupation.
(d) His wealth.

5. What does Desdemona vow to never do again after Calliope's birth?
(a) Attend church.
(b) Predict a child's sex.
(c) Speak to Tessie.
(d) Leave her ill husband alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Lefty fired from the Ford automobile company?

2. What does Dr. Philobosian have that he believes will protect him from the Turks?

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

4. What is unique about Calliope's fifth chromosome?

5. What happens to Jimmy on Lefty's and his last trip out to the lake?

(see the answer key)

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