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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What anniversary celebration does Kovály and Margolius attend in 1950?
2. As the Iron Curtain falls on Czechoslovakia, what happens to the media?
3. How do Kovály's neighbors treat her after Margolius' arrest?
4. What happens economically in Czechoslovakia as Communism takes hold?
5. How does Kovály learn that the new government has acceded to the demands being put on it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the struggles that Kovály faces. How does she overcome these obstacles? Are the struggles similar to others in Czechoslovakia? If not, why is she experiencing them?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the conclusion of the memoir "Under A Cruel Star." What happens at the end of the story? Is it a happy ending? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the Holocaust. How is it portrayed in "Under A Cruel Star"? What is the Holocaust and why does it occur? What is Hitler's role in this horrific chapter in human history?
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