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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 3, 4, and 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which group does Kovály contact after receiving the note from Ruda?
(a) The local resistance.
(b) The housing authority.
(c) The Czech Union of Jewish Students.
(d) The Red Cross.

2. What happens to people who cannot keep up as the camp was evacuated?
(a) They are transported in cars.
(b) They are chased by dogs.
(c) They are left to freeze to death.
(d) They are shot.

3. In 1941, to which ghetto is Kovály and her family taken?
(a) The Vilna Ghetto.
(b) The Lodz Ghetto.
(c) The Lublin Ghetto.
(d) The Lvóv Ghetto.

4. Which army is said to be advancing westward in late 1944?
(a) The British army.
(b) The Russian army.
(c) The American army.
(d) The Chinese army.

5. What happens to Kovály's camp as the allied forces advance upon it?
(a) It is burned.
(b) It is disguised as a factory.
(c) It is partially dismantled.
(d) It is fortified.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Kovály travel to Prague after reaching the outskirts of the city?

3. After wandering Prague looking for help, where does Kovály find herself doubting her faith in God?

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

5. With what do workdays in the camp typically begin and end?

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