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 is the fate of the Silk Room at Temple No. 1 when Elijah Muhammed takes over as leader after Fard's arrest.?
(a) It is downsized.
(b) It closes.
(c) It is relocated to a new building.
(d) It is expanded.

2. How do Lefty's and Dr. Philobosian's paths cross?
(a) They are both digging through garbage bins looking for food.
(b) They meet and strike up a conversation at a bakery in Smyrna.
(c) They are both are fleeing Turkey.
(d) The doctor offers Lefty money and medical treatment while he is in Smyrna.

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

4. Why does Milton decide to enlist in the Navy?
(a) He is fiercely patriotic and wants to fight to protect America.
(b) He wants to prove to Tessie that he is a strong, brave man.
(c) He wants to escape taking over the Zebra Room as a career.
(d) He is heartbroken when Tessie becomes engaged to Mike Antoniou.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Milton seduce Tessie?

2. What condition must Desdemona meet to be hired by the Temple No. 1?

3. What drives Desdemona and Lefty from Bithynios?

4. What tragic event occurs on the same day as Calliope's birth?

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

(see the answer key)

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