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. Kovály discovers that the politicians wives are afraid of doing what?
(a) Leaving their houses after dark.
(b) Wearing unfashionable clothing.
(c) Overhearing political discussions.
(d) Anything that could be construed as disloyal to the party.

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

3. Where does Kovály realize some important Communist officers live?
(a) Next door to her family.
(b) In luxury apartments.
(c) In the poorest Prague neighborhoods.
(d) In former Jewish neighborhoods.

4. What happens to Kovály's camp as the allied forces advance upon it?
(a) It is disguised as a factory.
(b) It is burned.
(c) It is fortified.
(d) It is partially dismantled.

5. What anniversary celebration does Kovály and Margolius attend in 1950?
(a) The anniversary of Karl Marx's birth.
(b) The anniversary of Gottwald's appointment as Prime Minister.
(c) The anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
(d) The anniversary of Victorious February.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kovály see while walking by a river that brings the war to a personal conclusion?

2. What is the reality of the Russian government?

3. Who is Dr. Bartos?

4. Which of the following does the owner of the publishers NOT instruct Kovály about?

5. Who moves into Kovály's apartment with her?

(see the answer key)

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