Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 12, 13, and 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ivan promise his mother when he finally returns from the country?
(a) To get revenge for what happened to his father.
(b) To support her.
(c) To rescue her from Prague.
(d) To clear his father's name.

2. What do most of Kovály's friends offer her when she visits?
(a) A bed.
(b) Food.
(c) Financial support.
(d) A shopping spree.

3. What is clear about Communism in Czechoslovakia by the end of 1949?
(a) It was incorruptable.
(b) That is would be no different than it was in Russia.
(c) It was more successful than it was in Russia.
(d) It would fail within months.

4. What is one reason Ivan is sent to stay in the country occasionally?
(a) To recover from tuberculosis.
(b) To avoid the dangers of the city.
(c) To study at a prestigious school.
(d) To put on weight.

5. What happens to people who cannot keep up as the camp was evacuated?
(a) They are shot.
(b) They are left to freeze to death.
(c) They are transported in cars.
(d) They are chased by dogs.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the hospital, with what is Kovály eventually diagnosed?

2. What name does Kovály give her first child?

3. What does Kovály find out about her friends when she returns to Prague?

4. Where does Kovály see a mass demonstration in 1948?

5. When Margolias' trial begins, how long has it been since his arrest?

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