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. After finding a place to stay, what immediately happens to Kovály?
(a) She collapses with a fever.
(b) She is arrested.
(c) She is sent new clothes and a small amount of money.
(d) She is visited by a former classmate.

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

3. How does Margolius feel about his work for the Communist Party?
(a) He is indifferent to his role.
(b) He does his work without conviction.
(c) He feels he is working against Czechoslovakia's best interests.
(d) He is devoted to it.

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

5. Which of the following does NOT describe Kovály when she arrives at the camp?
(a) Healthy.
(b) Young.
(c) Strong.
(d) Sickly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What news arrives for Kovály almost daily after the war?

2. In which city does Kovály grow up?

3. During her time in hiding, what does Kovály wish she could go outside to do?

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

5. Which of the following does not describe the political gatherings Kovály attended with her husband?

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