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 do most of Kovály's friends offer her when she visits?
(a) Financial support.
(b) Food.
(c) A bed.
(d) A shopping spree.

2. During her time in hiding, what does Kovály wish she could go outside to do?
(a) Visit the library.
(b) Visit with friends.
(c) Plant flowers.
(d) Enjoy the springtime.

3. What group of people does Kovály say many industrialists think comprise the workforces during the war?
(a) The elderly and destitute.
(b) Child workers.
(c) Illegal immigrants.
(d) Convicted criminals.

4. Faced with a bad economy, what do people do a few months before the end of the war?
(a) Pawn their possessions.
(b) Hoard.
(c) Loot and riot.
(d) Take all their money from the banks.

5. After finding a place to stay, what immediately happens to Kovály?
(a) She collapses with a fever.
(b) She is visited by a former classmate.
(c) She is arrested.
(d) She is sent new clothes and a small amount of money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do people begin offering Kovály after Margolius accepts a high-ranking government job?

2. Who greets Kovály at Ruda's home?

3. Who offers Kovály an apartment where she can stay?

4. What news arrives for Kovály almost daily after the war?

5. Where does the Margolius family move after Rudolf accepts his high-ranking government job?

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