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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What form of government does Franta want Czechoslovakia to have?
(a) A Communist one.
(b) A Feudalist one.
(c) A democratic one.
(d) An absolute monarchy.

3. Faced with a bad economy, what do people do a few months before the end of the war?
(a) Take all their money from the banks.
(b) Hoard.
(c) Loot and riot.
(d) Pawn their possessions.

4. What group of people does Kovály say many industrialists think comprise the workforces during the war?
(a) Child workers.
(b) The elderly and destitute.
(c) Convicted criminals.
(d) Illegal immigrants.

5. How is Russia portrayed to the Czech people?
(a) As a failure.
(b) As stable.
(c) A paradise.
(d) As tumultuous.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Mrs. Machova?

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

3. What happens to many of the people who return to Prague from the concentration camps?

4. For how many months is Kovály hidden by the resistance?

5. While living in the ghetto, from what does Kovály rescue her invalid cousin?

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