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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 6 and 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Surviving the initial selection at Auschwitz, Kovály is assigned what work?
(a) Cleaning duties.
(b) Food preparation.
(c) Drafting of maps.
(d) Physical labor.

3. While living in the ghetto, from what does Kovály rescue her invalid cousin?
(a) A fire.
(b) A loan shark.
(c) A rabid dog.
(d) A Nazi officer.

4. In which country is Kovály born?
(a) Poland.
(b) Romania.
(c) Czechoslovakia.
(d) Germany.

5. At the beginning of the book, who does Kovály name as individuals who help shape her life?
(a) Hitler and Stalin.
(b) Lenin and Marx.
(c) Rudolf Margolias and Pavel Kovály.
(d) Her God-mother and God-father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group does Margolius join after the war?

2. What supply is said to be scarce and often withheld from the people in the camp?

3. What is Kovály's ethnic background?

4. In whose hometown does the escape party dissolve?

5. During her time in hiding, what does Kovály wish she could go outside to do?

(see the answer key)

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