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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. Who is the first woman Yu visits in Chapter 25 to inquire about her relationship with Wu?
2. What does Chen receive from Xie before Chen reveals that he is a cop?
3. Who asks Chen to introduce them for Party membership?
4. What Chen surprised to learn upon meeting Xie for the first time?
5. Who does Chen visit in Chapter 27, when he is feeling paranoid and discouraged?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Guo Qiang, and what is his role in the story?
2. What response does Chen get from Ling, his friend in Beijing, to his plea for help sent earlier?
3. How does the speed and outcome of Wu's trial reflect the changing political scene in China at the time of the book?
4. What happens in Chen's meeting with Director Yao of the Party Discipline Committee?
5. What new assignment is Chen given in Chapter 37, and what does Chen think about it?
6. What irony does Chen realize about his new relationship with Ling and the connections to Wu's case?
7. Why did Li lie to Chen and have Wu arrested without Chen and Yu knowing?
8. Why does Wang call Chen late at night in Chapter 29?
9. What information about the case does Old Hunter meet with Chen to share with him in Chapter 26?
10. Describe the situation when Chen meets Xie.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the primary message of "Death of a Red Heroine"? What does the author want readers to walk away from the book understanding better or believing?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the tone and mood (separately) of "Death of a Red Heroine", at what point(s) they change, how they change, and why.
Essay Topic 3
Chen and Yu are both very dedicated to solving the crime of Gun's death; however, they go about it in different ways. Compare and contrast Chen and Yu's approach to the case, investigation methods, and willingness to 'break the rules'.
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