Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Test | Final Test - Hard

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ivan promise his mother when he finally returns from the country?

2. Why is Kovály unable to move into a cheaper apartment after Margolius' arrest?

3. How long is Kovály bedridden with illness after her last meeting with Margolius?

4. Who comes to power in 1956?

5. Who is Merenka?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Iron Curtain. What is the Iron Curtain? What does the Iron Curtain have to do with Czechoslovakia? Does it affect Kovály directly? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the writer's purpose for writing "Under A Cruel Star." What does she wish to convey to the reader?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Kovály's second husband, Pavel Kovály. How do they meet? What happens to Pavel after he marries Heda? Why does this happen?

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