Middlesex Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Tiresias In Love.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) The doctor offers Lefty money and medical treatment while he is in Smyrna.
(d) They are both are fleeing Turkey.

2. What does Desdemona promise St. Christopher she will do if Milton is spared injury in the war?
(a) She will confess to her children that she and Lefty are brother and sister.
(b) She will send Milton to Bithynios to repair the town's church.
(c) She will donate a large portion of her earnings to the church.
(d) She will attend church on a daily basis.

3. What business venture does Milton begin with the remaining money from the insurance settlement on the Zebra Room?
(a) A McDonalds franchise.
(b) A series of hot dog stands.
(c) A Cadillac dealership.
(d) A Greek restaurant.

4. What does Callie do to convince her mother that she does not need to visit the gynecologist?
(a) She prays that her mother will cancel the appointment.
(b) She tells her mother about her unusual genitals.
(c) She pretends to get her first period.
(d) She stuffs her bra with tissues to convince her mother that she has developed breasts.

5. Where do Desdemona and Lefty move to when they arrive in the United States?
(a) New Smyrna.
(b) Grosse Pointe.
(c) Detroit.
(d) New York City.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Callie and the Object spend most of their days in the summer?

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

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

4. What is unique about Calliope's fifth chromosome?

5. Who does Desdemona hope that Tessie will marry?

(see the answer key)

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