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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. A committee urges Japanese families in Hawaii to have their children's names removed from the registers in their Japanese villages, thereby canceling their Japanese citizenship. What is Kamejiro's response?
(a) He is away and doesn't hear the committee's advice.
(b) He agrees to do so immediately.
(c) He is undecided.
(d) He refuses, in spite of his family's pleas.

2. Kelly Kanakoa is attracted to Elinor Henderson. Which of the following statements about Elinor is true?
(a) She is deaf.
(b) She is a graduate of Smith College.
(c) She is an orphan.
(d) She is illiterate but beautiful.

3. Why does Micah Hale think that America will try to take over Hawaii?
(a) For oil.
(b) For diamonds.
(c) For sugar.
(d) For gold.

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

5. What does Whip Hoxworth believe is the future of Hawaii?
(a) Pigs and chickens.
(b) Orchids and ginger flowers.
(c) Pearls and coral.
(d) Sugar and pineapples.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Shigeo Sakagawa travels to Japan in 1946, who does he see there?

2. How does the leper colony change after Big Saul dies?

3. What happens when the Japanese Federations of Labor workers' strike is broken?

4. Why is Char Nyuk Tsin, daughter of a Hakka chief, unmarried at the age of seventeen?

5. In 9th-century China, when Char Ti Chong and the villagers flee from the Tartar invasion, where do they plan to go?

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. In the early 1920s, the Japanese workers in Hawaii stage a strike to protest low wages and poor working conditions, but the strike is broken. What outcome does the strike have for Kamejiro, whose friend Ishii-san organized it?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

6. Author James Michener states that the Hakka villagers are "Chinese to the core and steeped in Chinese lore," and yet they refuse to follow the Chinese tradition of foot binding. Why?

7. 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?

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

9. 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."

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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