14. In 1930, which of Mao's relatives was executed by the local warlord in Changsha, Hunan, for refusing to denounce communism?
From Quiz The Early Life of Mao Zedong
Mao had an arranged marriage by his father in 1907 when he was only 14-years old. He refused, however, to acknowledge his 17-year old wife named Luo Yixiu, who died in 1910.
In 1920, he married his second wife, Yang Kaihui, the daughter of his mentor Yang Changji. Yang had three children with him - Mao Anying, Mao Anqing, and Mao Anjong. In 1927, Yang actively supported her husband's activities organizing many peasant movements in Shaoshan.
In the same year, she returned to Bancang alone to organize underground activities against the KMT in Changsha. In October 1930, she and her eldest son, Mao Anying, were captured by the local KMT warlord, He Jian. She refused to denounce communism and was executed on 14 November 1930 at the age of 29 in front of her 8-year old son.