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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 15, 16, and 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What work-at-home job does Kovály find after Margolius' death?
(a) Assembling slippers.
(b) Stuffing envelopes.
(c) Painting figurines.
(d) Weaving scarves.

2. What do people begin offering Kovály after Margolius accepts a high-ranking government job?
(a) Employment opportunities.
(b) Gifts.
(c) Favors.
(d) Bribes.

3. What punishment does Margolius receive for his supposed crimes?
(a) A monetary fine.
(b) Life in prison.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Ten years hard labor.

4. At the hospital, with what is Kovály eventually diagnosed?
(a) Nephritis.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) A kidney stone.
(d) Anemia.

5. Which army reaches Prague in May 1945?
(a) The Russian army.
(b) The American army.
(c) The Canadian army.
(d) The Romanian army.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Kovály's neighbors treat her after Margolius' arrest?

2. At the beginning of the book, who does Kovály name as individuals who help shape her life?

3. What does Pavel Kovály find for the apartment Kovály moves to after Margolius' death?

4. How is Margolius associated with Rudolf Slánský?

5. In what year does Kovály's have a baby?

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