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. Which of the following does not describe the political gatherings Kovály attended with her husband?
(a) Artificial.
(b) Tedious.
(c) Joyous.
(d) Constrained.

2. What name does Kovály give her first child?
(a) Ivan.
(b) Adam.
(c) Tomáš.
(d) Jakub.

3. While attempting to escape, which of Kovály's acquaintances is shot?
(a) Hanka.
(b) Zuzka.
(c) Andula.
(d) Mana.

4. Which army is said to be advancing westward in late 1944?
(a) The British army.
(b) The American army.
(c) The Russian army.
(d) The Chinese army.

5. Why does Margolius accept a high-ranking government job?
(a) He is forced to do so.
(b) To get a pay raise.
(c) To impress his neighbors.
(d) So that he will have more power to make changes.

Short Answer Questions

1. After her illness, what does Kovály do to prepare to reenter the outside world?

2. To what are the families of arrested individuals subjected?

3. To what kind of job does an old friend in the country urge Margolius to turn?

4. While attempting to escape, which of Kovály's group momentarily pleads with the others to go back?

5. Who is Eva?

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