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

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

3. How is Kovály able to communicate with Margolius after his arrest?
(a) By visiting him every other day.
(b) Once a month, via a letter.
(c) Via a monthly telegram.
(d) Over weekly telephone calls.

4. What happens to many smaller companies as 1948 comes to an end?
(a) They are unionized.
(b) They are collectivized.
(c) They were nationalized.
(d) They are shut-down.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens economically in Czechoslovakia as Communism takes hold?

2. What anniversary celebration does Kovály and Margolius attend in 1950?

3. Who is favored by Communist propaganda?

4. Who suggests to Kovály that her apartment might be bugged?

5. On one occasion, Kovály discovers the body of an acquaintance covered with what?

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