The Girl With Seven Names
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  1. Discuss how Hyeonseo's struggles with identity are connected to her feelings of patriotism.
  2. Explain why a North Korean defector may later feel compelled to return to his or her home country. Use examples from The Girl With Seven Names.
  3. Explain the significance of the book's title. Why do you think the author chose it? Suggest two alternate title possibilities and explain the reasons for your suggestions.
  4. Discuss what you found out about life in North Korea that you didn't suspect before.
  5. What did you think of the "sacred" status of the Kim Il-sung family? Discuss how this is required and enforced.
  6. In North Korea, propaganda is rampant. How is propaganda affecting life in our country today?


* Some questions from Book Movement.


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