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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. What early life forms can the ocean bring to an island?
(a) Both of the given answers.
(b) None of the given answers.
(c) Lichens.
(d) Moss.

2. How do the other missionaries on the voyage to Hawaii feel about Abner?
(a) They look to him for guidance.
(b) They ignore him.
(c) They worhsip him.
(d) They laugh at him.

3. What is an accurate description of the earliest body of water?
(a) Completely warm and tropical.
(b) Calm and stagnant.
(c) Completely frozen.
(d) Partly cold with some ice.

4. Why does Abner Hale marry Jerusha Bromley?
(a) He falls in love with her.
(b) To win a bet.
(c) To avoid going to jail.
(d) All missionaries are required to marry.

5. Who is Kelolo?
(a) One of Malama's husbands.
(b) None of the given answers.
(c) Both of the given answers.
(d) Keoki Kanakoa's father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What convinces Abner to become a missionary and go to Hawaii?

2. What are the Seven Little Eyes?

3. How many letters are there in Hawaiian alphabet?

4. What happens to the site of the island king's first new settlement?

5. When the island king attends the temple ceremony, what is displayed there?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare how the Hakka and Punti workers deal with each other before their voyage to Hawaii and how they act after the voyage. Why is there a change?

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

3. In Japan in 1902, twenty-year-old Sakagawa Kamejiro is sent by his family council to work in the Hawaii sugar fields. Why does he agree to leave his homeland and take this job?

4. Identify who "the Celestials" are, and name at least one term of their employment.

5. 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?

6. What happens to the first new village site the king and his followers choose, and is what happens good or bad?

7. In Chapter 1, what natural feature does author James Michener describe as dwarfing all others on Earth, and why?

8. 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?

9. What were likely to be the earliest living creatures to visit the newly formed island in Chapter 1?

10. In 1952, who does Malama Kanaoka learns has been appointed as trustee for the Malama Kanaoka Trust, and why is the appointment sociologically interesting?

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