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 vow to never do again after Milton's birth?
(a) Care for Sourmelina's baby, Theodora.
(b) Predict the sex of an unborn child using her silver spoon.
(c) Have another child.
(d) Tell anyone that she and Lefty are brother and sister.

2. What religion do the members of Temple No. 1 practice?
(a) No religion. They are a business, not a church.
(b) Islam.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Greek Orthodox Christianity.

3. What is unusual about Lefty and Desdemona's relationship?
(a) They have very different interests. Lefty likes the modern, city life while Desdemona is more traditional.
(b) They are sexually attracted to each other even though they are brother and sister.
(c) They are pretending to be brother and sister, but are actually involved in a romantic relationship.
(d) They live alone in their family home after their parents die.

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

5. What happens to Jimmy on Lefty's and his last trip out to the lake?
(a) The Packard breaks through the ice and sinks below the surface with Jimmy inside.
(b) Jimmy crashes the Packard into a telephone pole.
(c) He and Lefty fight and Jimmy is hurt.
(d) He is caught by the police for bootlegging.

Short Answer Questions

1. What helps narrator feel more masculine?

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

3. What is the cause of Desdemona's heart palpitations?

4. What does Desdemona's mother say is critical for encourage silk worms to produce good silk?

5. What does Lefty do while working on the assembly line at Ford that angers some of the other workers?

(see the answer key)

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