Short Essay Questions Key
1. What sibling was absent from the reading of the will and not listed in Joseph's obituary?
Susan, the youngest sister, was absent. She had not been invited to Joseph's funeral or the the reading of the will. Her name was also left out of the obituary published in the "South China Morning Post."
2. Where did Adeline, her siblings, and her stepmother gather for the reading of Joseph's will?
Adeline, her siblings, and her stepmother gathered at the law offices of Johnson, Stokes & Masters. Their office was located on the seventeenth floor of Prince's Building in Hong Kong.
3. How did Adeline describe her father in the prologue?
Adeline said that her father was a very wealthy man. He had been a risk-taker and one of Honk Kong's most successful businessmen. He had escaped from Shanghai in 1949 and started an import and export company. Later he diversified into manufacturing, construction, trading and property, and even listed a company on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
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