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

2. On one occasion, Kovály discovers the body of an acquaintance covered with what?
(a) Blankets.
(b) Maggots.
(c) Rats.
(d) Hay.

3. What happens to Kovály's cousin days after she rescues him?
(a) He escapes from the ghetto.
(b) He is thrown a surprise party.
(c) He is imprisoned by the Nazis.
(d) He falls into a coma and dies.

4. Who greets Kovály at Ruda's home?
(a) A police officer.
(b) Mrs. Machova.
(c) Ruda himself.
(d) Marta.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to people who cannot keep up as the camp was evacuated?

2. After finding a place to stay, what immediately happens to Kovály?

3. In what year is the ghetto liquidated?

4. What happens to the people who are staying in Auschwitz as the allied forces advance?

5. What happens to Kovály's mother on arrival at the concentration camp?

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