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. Who marries Lefty and Desdemona on the boat?
(a) No one, they are not married until they reach America.
(b) A priest traveling on the Giulia.
(c) Captain Kontoulis.
(d) Dr. Philobosian.

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

3. What is the cause of Desdemona's heart palpitations?
(a) A rare genetic disorder.
(b) Unproductive silkworms.
(c) Stress over the Greek occupation of Turkey.
(d) Grief over the deaths of her parents.

4. What reason does Lefty give Desdemona for his trip into town?
(a) To shop for groceries at the market.
(b) To sell the silk cocoons at market.
(c) To court a woman he hopes to marry.
(d) To visit a local bar and brothel.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Sourmelina's parents send her to America?

2. Which of the following factors complicates Tessie's relationship with Father Mike?

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

4. What does Mike Antoniou think of Tessie's daily trips to the movie theatre?

5. What does Desdemona fear will happen to Lefty?

(see the answer key)

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