Middlesex Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4, Looking Myself Up in Webster's.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What tragic event occurs on the same day as Calliope's birth?
(a) The Korean War begins.
(b) Her grandfather has his first stroke.
(c) Her grandfather dies.
(d) Callie's parents discover she has a rare genetic disorder.

2. Why is Callie given the position of goalie on the field hockey team at her school?
(a) She is agile on her feet and able to block shots made on the goal.
(b) She is the last student to sign up for the team and goalie is the only position left open.
(c) She is uncoordinated so the coach gave her a position where she would not need to move much.
(d) The goalie equipment fits her better than the other girls.

3. What does the narrator say makes him/her "the most famous hermaphrodite in history"?
(a) S/he was studied by Dr. Luce.
(b) S/he lived as a girl but had the body of a boy.
(c) S/he has the brain of a boy, but was raised as a girl.
(d) S/he went to the doctor to have a sex change operation.

4. Which of the following statements best describes Uncle Pete?
(a) A sweet natured priest.
(b) A superstitious old man.
(c) An intellectual chiropractor.
(d) A self-made business man.

5. What is Callie's initial impression of the Obscure Object?
(a) She is put off by her disinterested attitude.
(b) She hardly notices the new girl in her English class because she is so absorbed in The Illiad.
(c) She falls deeply in love with her.
(d) She is awed by her natural beauty especially her freckles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Tessie, Milton and Callie travel to New York City?

2. Why does Dr. Luce show Callie a pornographic movie?

3. What does Desdemona vow to never do again after Calliope's birth?

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

5. What does Uncle Pete encourage Tessie and Milton to do to ensure their baby will be a girl?

(see the answer key)

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