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 - Chapter 1
1. Describe the setting of "Year of Impossible Goodbyes."
2. Do you think that it was wise of Grandfather to meditate under the tree?
3. Why is Mother's hairpin significant?
4. Describe the family business.
5. Where are Sookan's siblings?
6. What is significant about the names of Sookan's brothers?
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
7. Describe Haiwon.
8. What does the family do for Haiwon's birthday?
9. How does Mother obtain...
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