Middlesex Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, News of the World.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the "maze" that Jimmy tells Lefty women should be "shut up in"?
(a) House work.
(b) Pregnancy.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Prison.

4. How does Milton seduce Tessie?
(a) By joining the Navy.
(b) By playing her favorite songs on her clarinet.
(c) By complimenting her baking skills.
(d) By playing his clarinet against her skin.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lefty's actual motivation for going into town?

2. What helps narrator feel more masculine?

3. To what religious faith does Stephanides family belong?

4. How does Lefty manage to keep the men in the gaming room from stealing his winnings?

5. What happens to Milton as he is about to go into war that Desdemona believes is an answer to her prayers?

(see the answer key)

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