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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Kovály find out about her friends when she returns to Prague?
(a) They notify the Gestapo of her return.
(b) They are gone.
(c) They pool their money and prepare a place for her to stay.
(d) They are terrified of being seen with her.

2. How long is a typical workday in the camp?
(a) Eight hours.
(b) Sixteen hours.
(c) Eleven hours.
(d) Twenty hours.

3. What are the living conditions in the ghetto?
(a) Luxurious.
(b) Calm.
(c) Sanitary.
(d) Horrible.

4. What group does Margolius join after the war?
(a) The Workers Party.
(b) The Communist Party.
(c) Politika 21.
(d) Civic Democratic Party.

5. What would one have to do in order to buy anything?
(a) Go to a central city market.
(b) File a request with local authorities.
(c) Order via catalogue.
(d) Wait in long lines.

Short Answer Questions

1. While living in the ghetto, from what does Kovály rescue her invalid cousin?

2. Which army reaches Prague in May 1945?

3. What name does Kovály give her first child?

4. How do Kovály's friends begin to treat her after Margolius accepts his high-ranking government job?

5. While party officials publicly extol the virtues of proletariat work, what is going on in secret among government officials?

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