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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 18 and 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To help haul ammunition, Kovály disguises herself as what?
(a) A soldier.
(b) A man.
(c) A Red Cross worker.
(d) A police officer.

2. How is Margolius personally impacted by Slánský's arrest?
(a) The arrest makes Margolius paranoid.
(b) The arrest makes Margolius regret his friendship with Slánský.
(c) The arrest means Margolius' gets a promotion at work.
(d) The arrest makes Margolius question the Communist government for the first time.

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

4. Listening to Margolius on the radio, what does Kovály realize about what he says?
(a) That he is holding back tears.
(b) That he sounds ill.
(c) That it is a memorized speech.
(d) That it is not her husband speaking.

5. Which of the following does not describe the political gatherings Kovály attended with her husband?
(a) Constrained.
(b) Tedious.
(c) Joyous.
(d) Artificial.

Short Answer Questions

1. Months after Margolius' arrest, why does the Communist Party send a team to Kovály's apartment?

2. Surviving the initial selection at Auschwitz, Kovály is assigned what work?

3. Where is Ivan living at the time of the 1960s occupation of Czechoslovakia?

4. In what year is the ghetto liquidated?

5. Whose permission does Kovály require in order to obtain the document she needs to arrange her life?

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