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. In the ghetto where she is taken, Kovály assists a person of which profession?
(a) A teacher.
(b) A writer.
(c) A physician.
(d) An artist.

2. Where does the Margolius family move after Rudolf accepts his high-ranking government job?
(a) To America.
(b) To the Soviet Union.
(c) A better part of Prague.
(d) To Ostrava.

3. As the Iron Curtain falls on Czechoslovakia, what happens to the media?
(a) The media focuses on feel-good stories.
(b) The media only reports Russian news.
(c) The media disappears.
(d) The media becomes controlled by the State.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year is the ghetto liquidated?

2. In addition to Jews, what other group in Kovály's home city are forcibly evacuated from the city?

3. How do many people believe Masaryk dies?

4. In 1941, to which ghetto is Kovály and her family taken?

5. Who is Mrs. Machova?

(see the answer key)

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