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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. When Malama dies, what keepsake does Kelolo claim?
(a) Her bracelet.
(b) Her skull.
(c) Her portrait.
(d) Her pet parrot.

2. How did trees first begin to grow on the island?
(a) Natives planted orchards.
(b) Storm winds carried saplings to shore.
(c) Birds pecked at seeds.
(d) The wood from rafts took root.

3. What is lava?
(a) A kind of sea bird.
(b) Liquid molten rock.
(c) Floating wood.
(d) A kind of sea weed.

4. After three years in Hawaii, what task is Abner still trying to complete?
(a) Translating the Bible into Hawaiian.
(b) The construction of his first church.
(c) His sea shell collection.
(d) Learning to surf.

5. What best describes the island civilization described in Chapter 2?
(a) Sickly.
(b) Weak and disorganized.
(c) Powerful and sophisticated.
(d) Starving.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the island king?

2. What is a submerged island called when it reaches the ocean's surface?

3. What two kinds of animals does the island king plan to take along on the escape voyage to use for meat?

4. What series of natural phenomena are described as the cause of events in the opening section?

5. During the voyage from New England to Hawaii, how many people must share each small cabin?

Short Essay Questions

1. How could new plants and life forms reach an island as isolated as the one described in Chapter 1?

2. After the island in Chapter 1 was fully formed, the earth shifted, sinking it under 1,200 feet of water again for millions of years. What new feature formed around the island during that time?

3. 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?

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

5. What are the earliest life forms that an island can support, once it has formed soil?

6. What happened, millions of years ago, when a rupture occurred on the ocean floor?

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

8. Since a new island is made of bare rock, where its soil come from?

9. By the time the island emerged again and developed into a lush paradise of unique foliage, ready for discovery, what was the one thing lacking that human explorers would need?

10. Malama wants to study how to read and write in English. Abner Hale wants her to learn about God first. How is this impasse resolved?

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