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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. In 1902, in the Japanese village of Hiroshima-ken, villagers use an ancient courtship custom. According to this custom, what should a young suitor do regarding the young woman he wishes to court?
(a) Pay her parents for the privilege of courting her.
(b) Kidnap the girl he desires.
(c) Send white flowers to her, every day for a month.
(d) Stand before her 12 times in one week without speaking.
2. Char Nyuk Tsin has trouble meeting the requirements for U.S. citizenship. Why?
(a) She is too old.
(b) She cannot read or write.
(c) She is Chinese.
(d) All of the given answers.
3. Most of Char Nyuk Tsin's great-great-grandchildren do not know her real name. How do they refer to her?
(a) Wu Chow's Auntie.
(b) Venerable Grandmother.
(c) Oldest Ancestor.
(d) Missie Kee.
4. What important event takes place on July 6, 1898?
(a) Queen Liliuokalani dies.
(b) U.S. House of Representatives votes to annex Hawaii.
(c) Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state.
(d) U.S. House of Representatives refuses to annex Hawaii.
5. What are Char Nyuk Tsin's sons told about their parents?
(a) That their mother is of royal blood.
(b) That their real mother lives in China.
(c) Both of the given answers.
(d) None of the given answers.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mun Ki do when he arrives in Hawaii?
2. Why is Char Nyuk Tsin, daughter of a Hakka chief, unmarried at the age of seventeen?
3. What happens on December 7, 1941, the day after the committee visits Kamejiro's house?
4. When Kamejiro goes to work on one of Whip Hoxworth's plantations, what does he ask for permission to build?
5. When Reiko's family's objection to the romance causes Lieutenant Jackson to be sent away, who does her family arrange for her to marry instead?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. 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?
3. 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?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. In 1946, Hong Kong Kee becomes aware that he is being investigated by someone from the mainland. What local individual does he discover is behind the inquiries?
7. 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?
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. 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?
10. 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?
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