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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 happens when the Japanese Federations of Labor workers' strike is broken?
(a) The sugar planters going on making millions in profits.
(b) All of the given answers.
(c) Kamejiro is blacklisted by the planters.
(d) Ishii receives a ten-year prison sentence.

2. 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 continents.
(c) They are named after different flowers.
(d) They are named after different friends in Hawaii.

3. What kind of man is Big Saul at the Molokai leper colony?
(a) A bully.
(b) A minister.
(c) A fair leader.
(d) A doctor.

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

5. What does Kamejiro Sakagawa do in 1952?
(a) He votes for his son, Shigeo, who is running for senator.
(b) He applies for U.S. citizenship.
(c) He refuses to apply for U.S. citizenship.
(d) He refuses to return to Japan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between Kee Chun Fat (who made his fortune in the California gold fields) and Mun Ki (who works as a cook in a brothel in Macao)?

2. What advice does 94-year-old Char Nyuk Tsin give to her grandson, Hong Kong Kee, after the events of December 7, 1941?

3. What does Goro's new wife think about the Sakagawa household?

4. When Kamejiro goes to work on one of Whip Hoxworth's plantations, what does he ask for permission to build?

5. In 1942, when Hoxworth Hale tours the South Pacific in search of good sites for airstrips, where do his travels take him?

Short Essay Questions

1. In China, in the year 856 A.D., General Ching offers to lead a group of villagers in an escape from the Tartar invasion, but states that old people must stay behind. What happens when Char's elderly mother insists on joining the march?

2. In 1868, Mun Ki is eager to return to China with his four sons and his wife, Nyuk Tsin, when his work contract ends. Why would such a return effectively separate Nyuk Tsin from her sons?

3. 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?

4. What Japanese tradition do Kamejiro and his wife Yoriko introduce in Hawaii as a way to make some much-needed extra money?

5. 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?

6. Between 1893 and 1898, a power struggle plays out between Hawaii's Queen Liliukalani and a group of politicians that includes descendants of the original missionary families. How is this struggle resolved in July of 1898?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. In the 1860s, John Whipple has many opportunities to observe the new Chinese workers as they settle into their lives in Hawaii. What impression do they make on him?

10. 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?

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