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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who greets Kovály and Margolius at the anniversary celebration?

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

3. Listening to Margolius on the radio, what does Kovály realize about what he says?

4. What do the police seize from the Margolius' apartment?

5. What does Pavel Kovály find for the apartment Kovály moves to after Margolius' death?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of Hitler and Stalin in Kovály`s life. Who is Adolf Hitler and how does he affect Kovály`s life? Who is Stalin and how does he affect Kovály's life?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author of "Under A Cruel Star," Heda Margolius Kovály. What does the reader learn about Kovály by reading this book? What are her defining characteristics and how do these characteristics help her throughout her life? Why is her life worth reading about?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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