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

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1941, with whom does Kovály live in the ghetto where she is taken?

2. In 1941, who occupies Kovály's home city?

3. How do Kovály's friends begin to treat her after Margolius accepts his high-ranking government job?

4. What happens to Kovály's camp as the allied forces advance upon it?

5. With what do workdays in the camp typically begin and end?

Short Essay Questions

1. By the time Margolius is arrested, how many citizens in total had been taken into custody, and what often happened to the families of arrested individuals?

2. What do the Nazis do as the Russian army advance westward?

3. Where is Kovály's family when the Soviet occupation occurred?

4. After her husband is arrested, what do state policemen come to her apartment to do?

5. Describe the mass meeting Kovály attended in 1967.

6. What does an old friend in the country encourage Margolius to do?

7. How does Machova intervene when the Communists sent a team in to catalogue Kovály's possessions for later seizure?

8. How does Kovály describe the feeling in Prague by the middle of 1951?

9. What does Kovály do during her five months being hidden by the resistance?

10. What is life like for Kovály as a slave laborer at Auschwitz?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss anti-Semitism in "Under A Cruel Star." In what way does Kovály face anti-Semitism and how does this sentiment affect her life? How does she handle this prejudice against her?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of escape in "Under A Cruel Star." Describe Kovály's escape from the Nazis. How does she do this and is she successful? How does she later escape from occupied Czechoslovakia and where does she go? How does she feel about leaving her homeland?

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