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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. Char Nyuk Tsin (also known as Wu Chow's Auntie) is 61 years old in 1912. How many descendants does she have in her extended family, the Kees?
(a) 97.
(b) 10.
(c) 32.
(d) 65.

2. In 1952, the United States passed the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act. What did this Act do?
(a) It forced all Asian-born residents to return to their home countries.
(b) It forced all Asians to become U.S. citizens.
(c) It allowed Asians to become U.S. citizens.
(d) It made it impossible for Asian-born residents to return to their home country.

3. 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) Yes, because the land is useless.
(b) No. The land is eventually worth far more.
(c) None of the given answers.
(d) It didn't matter, because the value is the same.

4. What is the death rate at the Molokai leper colony when Mun Ki arrives?
(a) 4 or 5 people per month.
(b) 4 or 5 people per day.
(c) 4 or 5 people per week.
(d) 4 or 5 people per hour.

5. What cultural event does Shigeo attend in 1946 in Tokyo?
(a) A tea ceremony.
(b) A sumo wrestling match.
(c) A fireworks display.
(d) A calligraphy class.

Short Answer Questions

1. What important event takes place on July 6, 1898?

2. What happens in Honolulu's Chinatown in November of 1899?

3. After Mun Ki dies, Char Nyuk Tsin returns to Hawaii to look for her youngest son. Who does she find raising him?

4. How many children do Kamejiro and his wife eventually have?

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. 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?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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."

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. In 1880, when relatives refuse to let young Whip Hoxworth join the family business because of his wild ways, what do they give to him instead, and what does he do with their gift?

10. 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?

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