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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 15, 16, and 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Margolius' verdict is announced, who arranges for Ivan to stay in the country a bit longer?
(a) Mrs. Machova.
(b) Pavel Eisner.
(c) Merenka.
(d) Pavel Kovály.

2. Where does Kovály find a job in order to support herself and Ivan?
(a) At a dairy.
(b) At a nursery school.
(c) At a print shop.
(d) At a factory.

3. What is Kovály's ethnic background?
(a) Romani.
(b) Italian.
(c) Greek.
(d) Jewish.

4. What name does Kovály give her first child?
(a) Adam.
(b) Tomáš.
(c) Jakub.
(d) Ivan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What supply is said to be scarce and often withheld from the people in the camp?

2. How does Kovály describe the atmosphere in Prague by the middle of 1951?

3. Who is Mrs. Machova?

4. What does Kovály see while walking by a river that brings the war to a personal conclusion?

5. What do people begin offering Kovály after Margolius accepts a high-ranking government job?

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