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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 12, 13, and 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Kovály discovers that the politicians wives are afraid of doing what?
(a) Anything that could be construed as disloyal to the party.
(b) Leaving their houses after dark.
(c) Wearing unfashionable clothing.
(d) Overhearing political discussions.

2. In 1941, with whom does Kovály live in the ghetto where she is taken?
(a) A group of girls around her age.
(b) Her family.
(c) An elderly woman.
(d) Her God parents.

3. What happens to many smaller companies as 1948 comes to an end?
(a) They are collectivized.
(b) They were nationalized.
(c) They are shut-down.
(d) They are unionized.

4. What is said to happen to people in Prague who harbor fugitives?
(a) They are fined.
(b) They are ostracized.
(c) They are imprisoned.
(d) They are executed.

5. What does Kovály notice is happening to her family in January 1952?
(a) They are being watched and followed.
(b) They are being gossiped about by neighbors.
(c) They are running out of money.
(d) They are growing apart.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which army reaches Prague in May 1945?

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

3. In 1941, to which ghetto is Kovály and her family taken?

4. How old is Margolius when Kovály sees him last?

5. Following the end of the war, how do the Prague civil authorities handle the return of concentration camp prisoners?

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