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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many letters are there in Hawaiian alphabet?
(a) Fifty-seven.
(b) Twenty-six.
(c) Six.
(d) Thirteen.

2. How does Malama, the royal Anii-Nui, treat the missionaries when they arrive in Hawaii?
(a) She greets them warmly.
(b) All of the given answers.
(c) She asks them to teach her to read and write English.
(d) She decides to dress like the missionaries.

3. At the end of Chapter 1, what best describes the island?
(a) Inhabited by native tribes.
(b) Still bare rock.
(c) Still submerged.
(d) Still uninhabited.

4. After Jerusha dies, what happens to her children?
(a) They go to live with relatives in America.
(b) They become ill and die.
(c) They go to boarding school in Honolulu.
(d) They all become missionaries.

5. How deeply was the island submerged?
(a) Twelve inches.
(b) Twelve dozen feet.
(c) Twelve feet.
(d) Twelve hundred feet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What important position does the king's uncle, Tupuna, pass down to Teroro?

2. In Chapter 3, what subject does Abner Hale study at Yale University?

3. How many miles does the group have to sail to reach their new home?

4. What does decomposed lava rock create?

5. How far below the surface did fissures form?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Nyuk Tsin's strategy of buying up losing properties from their major competition, the Fort, a smart business move? Why or why not?

2. Three years after Mrs. Hewlett's death, Mr. Hewlett marries a Hawaiian girl. How do the ABCFM and the local missionary community react to this news?

3. Once the king and his followers settle at their new village site, they make many important decisions about their future. Pick one and discuss it briefly.

4. In 1946, Hong Kong Kee becomes aware that he is being investigated by someone from the mainland. What local individual does he discover is behind the inquiries?

5. Army captain Shigeo Sakagawa marches in a victory parade in Honolulu in 1946, but the occasion is a bittersweet one for him. He and his country have won the war, but Shigeo has suffered a great personal loss. What is it?

6. In 1946, Hoxworth Hale keeps California Fruit and Mr. McLafferty from opening a chain of supermarkets in Hawaii. In turn, what ethnic groups does Mr. McLafferty tell Hong Kong Kee that the success of California Fruit would benefit?

7. When Shigeo Sakagawa is sent by the U.S. Army to serve in Japan in 1946, his mother urges him to try to marry a girl from the area around Hiroshima. What major historical event of World War II is she ignoring when she gives him this advice?

8. In Chapter 6, Kelly Kanakoa is a surfer and musician who works as a beach boy. When he falls for Smith graduate Elinor Henderson, he takes her home to meet his mother, Malama Kanakoa. What does he think Elinor and his mother have in common?

9. The Alii Nui, Malama, dies, and her daughter Neolani becomes the new Alii Nui in her place. What is Malama's dying wish, and do Malama's family members and Abner honor it?

10. Is the formation of a new island a quick process? Why or why not?

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