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

2. To which camp is Kovály and her family sent when their ghetto is liquidated?
(a) Dachau.
(b) Warsaw.
(c) Auschwitz.
(d) Arbeitsdorf.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In which country is the ghetto that Kovály and her family are taken located?

3. How long is a typical workday in the camp?

4. While attempting to escape, which of Kovály's acquaintances is shot?

5. What are the living conditions in the ghetto?

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