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 happens when Pavel Kovály and Kovály marry?

2. in 1968, who amasses military forces along the Czech borders?

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

4. To what are the families of arrested individuals subjected?

5. How is Kovály able to communicate with Margolius after his arrest?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the genre of "Under A Cruel Star." What elements can be found within its pages to suggest it is an example of this genre?

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