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. What is the apartment like that Kovály is assigned?
(a) Spacious.
(b) Rat-infested.
(c) Smelly.
(d) Tiny.

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

3. What profession does Kovály assume after marrying Pavel?
(a) She becomes a librarian.
(b) English-language book translation.
(c) She becomes a teacher.
(d) She becomes a seamstress.

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

5. In which city does Kovály grow up?
(a) Ostrava.
(b) Prague.
(c) Liberec.
(d) Brno.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Kovály learn that the new government has acceded to the demands being put on it?

2. While party officials publicly extol the virtues of proletariat work, what is going on in secret among government officials?

3. What happens in Prague on May 5th, 1945?

4. When Margolias' trial begins, how long has it been since his arrest?

5. To what kind of job does an old friend in the country urge Margolius to turn?

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