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 fear will happen to Lefty?
(a) He will marry a village girl and will leave Desdemona alone to care for the cocoonery.
(b) He will marry an unattractive Turkish woman.
(c) He will become a smoker and alcoholic.
(d) He will never marry and will die alone.

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

3. Why is Lefty fired from the Ford automobile company?
(a) His work is sloppy and inaccurate.
(b) He does not pass his English language exam.
(c) He refuses to wear traditional Greek dress in the Ford English School pageant.
(d) He is living with a man who has a criminal record (Jimmy Zismo).

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

5. Why does the silk Lefty sells in the market not earn much money?
(a) Desdemona does not give him enough cocoons to sell.
(b) He brings the cocoons to market too late in the day.
(c) The silk is of poor quality and can only be used to make organzine.
(d) The merchants are poor and are unable to pay much for the silk.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What play do the two couples go to see the night that their babies are conceived?

3. What medical fact does Dr. Philobosian share with Desdemona that makes her worry about her pregnancy?

4. To what religious faith does Stephanides family belong?

5. Who is Lefty and Desdemona's sponsor for entry into America?

(see the answer key)

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