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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In 1941, with whom does Kovály live in the ghetto where she is taken?

3. What does Kovály find out about her friends when she returns to Prague?

4. In the ghetto where she is taken, Kovály assists a person of which profession?

5. In what year is the ghetto liquidated?

(see the answer key)

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