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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 was the reaction in Hawaii to passage of the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act?
(a) Neither of the given answers.
(b) The act was generally warmly received.
(c) Both of the given answers.
(d) Classes formed to help people prepare for citizenship.

2. What other crop does Whip Hoxworth introduce to Hawaii?
(a) All of the given answers.
(b) Brazilian coffee beans.
(c) Ginger flowers.
(d) Malaysian orange trees.

3. What are Char Nyuk Tsin and Mun Ki's sons named after?
(a) They are named after different relatives in China.
(b) They are named after different friends in Hawaii.
(c) They are named after different continents.
(d) They are named after different flowers.

4. When Whip Hoxworth wants Kamejiro to move to Oahu to work, he offers to pay him with land, but Kamejiro insists on a payment of $200 instead. Is this a good decision by Kamejiro?
(a) It didn't matter, because the value is the same.
(b) No. The land is eventually worth far more.
(c) None of the given answers.
(d) Yes, because the land is useless.

5. What best describes the stores owned and operated by Char Nyuk Tsin and her family, the Kees?
(a) The stores are dirty and the prices are high.
(b) The stores are clean but the prices are high.
(c) The stores are clean and the prices are fair.
(d) The stores are dirty but the prices are low.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Kamejiro and his wife have trouble saving $400?

2. What kind of education do Kamejiro's children receive when they are young?

3. Ishii becomes a representative for the Japanese Federation of Labor, trying to obtain better hours and better pay for the workers. When the workers go on strike, how do the planters and the Japanese Consulate react?

4. In 1952, the United States passed the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act. What did this Act do?

5. What does Kamejiro Sakagawa do in 1952?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Sheong Mun, the granddaughter of Nyuk Tsin, asks her family for permission to marry a white sailor, and for their blessing, how does the family react?

2. Ever since he came to Hawaii in 1904, Kamejiro has been donating money to help support Japan's battles against other countries. By 1936, what responsibility to one of his children can Kamejiro not fulfill because so much of his money has been sent to Japan?

3. Chapter 6 is entitled "The Golden Men," which is a term intended to describe a certain kind of individual who was beginning to appear in Hawaiian society. Describe some of the traits that would qualify someone as a "Golden Man."

4. Why does Whip Hoxworth believe that pineapples and sugar cane complement each other as crops to be raised on his plantations?

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. During the early days of World War II, how does a war-bond speech made by Hong Kong Kee end up causing him to loan the money that enables Kamejiro to open a grocery store?

8. On December 10, 1941, many members of the Japanese community in Hawaii are rounded up and placed in barbed-wire enclosures. What do the descendants of the white missionary families do about this?

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

10. In 1952, as soon as 106-year-old Nyuk Tsin hears that it is legal for an Asian to become a U.S. citizen, she tries to learn to read and write so that she can pass the test. When she can't meet that requirement, what compromise is reached?

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