Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Prologue, The Liberation Army Dancer, pgs. 1-18
1. What kind of honor was Ji Li given at the beginning of the book?
2. Why did Ji Li turn down the honor given her at the beginning of the book?
3. What was the meaning of Ji Li's name?
4. What was Ji Li's living situation at the beginning of the book?
Short Essay Question - Destroy the Four Olds, pgs. 19-37
5. What did Ji Li do at Grandpa Hong's?
6. What happened at the Great Prosperity...
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