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 city does Kovály grow up?
(a) Liberec.
(b) Ostrava.
(c) Brno.
(d) Prague.

2. What does Kovály find out about her friends when she returns to Prague?
(a) They are terrified of being seen with her.
(b) They pool their money and prepare a place for her to stay.
(c) They are gone.
(d) They notify the Gestapo of her return.

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

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

5. With what do workdays in the camp typically begin and end?
(a) An execution.
(b) Long roll calls.
(c) Coffee and donuts.
(d) Exercise sessions.

Short Answer Questions

1. While attempting to escape, which of Kovály's group momentarily pleads with the others to go back?

2. What do most of Kovály's friends offer her when she visits?

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

4. In whose hometown does the escape party dissolve?

5. Which army is said to be advancing westward in late 1944?

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