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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. After much argument, what is sacrificed when the island king and his people build a temple at their new home?
(a) Fish.
(b) One slave.
(c) Pigs.
(d) Four slaves.

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

3. What is trapped in the rocks because of how they are formed?
(a) Water.
(b) Diamonds.
(c) Uranium.
(d) Oil.

4. What time span is covered in Chapter 1?
(a) Millions of years.
(b) A week.
(c) A century.
(d) Ten years.

5. When Kelolo teaches Hawaiian history to Abner, how many generations does he say have been born since the original founding journey from Bora Bora?
(a) 128 generations.
(b) 883 generations.
(c) 31 generations.
(d) 7 generations.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the time of their journey, seven centuries before Columbus, what people had sailed the farthest?

2. What happens after Abner delivers Urania Hewlett's baby?

3. What is lava?

4. What beneficial object may have reached the island in bird excrement?

5. When the island submerged, what formed over it?

Short Essay Questions

1. Later in 1946, in the Japanese city of Yokahama, what does Shigeo notice about the involvement of women in the city's clean-up effort, and why does it seem unfair?

2. In November of 1899, when plague breaks out in Honolulu, what drastic step does the city take to prevent the spread of the disease, and what happens as a result?

3. Kee Chun Fat, who made his money in the California gold fields, tells his nephew, Mun Ki, what a Chinese must do in order to succeed in America. What is his advice?

4. Teroro is King Tamatoa's brother. Is he loyal to the king or loyal to the high priest? How can you tell?

5. What hard emotional choice much Teroro make, when it is time for the group to sail north?

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

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

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

9. What incident on August 19, 1916, causes hard feelings between Kamejiro and the German supervisor or "luna" under whom he works on the sugar plantation?

10. Once an island finally reaches the ocean's surface, is its presence there permanent? Why or why not?

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