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. What happens to Jimmy on Lefty's and his last trip out to the lake?
(a) He and Lefty fight and Jimmy is hurt.
(b) He is caught by the police for bootlegging.
(c) The Packard breaks through the ice and sinks below the surface with Jimmy inside.
(d) Jimmy crashes the Packard into a telephone pole.

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

3. What does Desdemona keep in the silkworm box to predict the sex of a baby?
(a) Her hair braids.
(b) A silver spoon.
(c) A silkworm cocoon.
(d) The rope wedding crowns.

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

5. Who does Desdemona over hear through the heating vents in the Silk Room of the Temple No. 1?
(a) Sister Wanda.
(b) The Prophet Muhammed.
(c) W.D. Fard.
(d) Betty Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Callie become a first hand witness to the burning of the diner?

2. What is ironic about the fact that Milton decides to join the Navy instead of the Army?

3. What helps narrator feel more masculine?

4. What does Callie witness late one night that foreshadows the violent turn that the riots will take?

5. What does Desdemona vow to never do again after Milton's birth?

(see the answer key)

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