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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 group of influential businessmen known as The Fort, all involved with H & H Shipping, lay plans for who should hold which seats in government. Why do they care?
(a) They like to brag that they know influential politicians.
(b) They believe in the importance of democratic elections.
(c) They want to be sure government will favor their businesses.
(d) They like to place bets on how elections will turn out.

2. What is Kee Chun Fat's advice to the men who are moving to Hawaii?
(a) Have one wife in China and another wife in Hawaii.
(b) Only have a wife in Hawaii.
(c) Do not get married at all.
(d) Only have a wife who stays in China.

3. When Mun Ki is diagnosed with leprosy and sent to the leper colony on Molokai, accompanied by his pregnant wife, Char Nyuk Tsin, what do the two of them find there?
(a) An elaborate church but no clinic.
(b) A state-of-the-art hospital.
(c) A simple village with a clinic.
(d) Nothing but grass huts.

4. Why doesn't Kamejiro pay for college for his youngest child, his daughter Reiko?
(a) She is a poor student who isn't ready for college.
(b) He doesn't believe that girls need a college degree.
(c) He spends the money supporting Japan's war against China.
(d) He wants her to get married, not go to college.

5. What kind of education do Kamejiro's children receive when they are young?
(a) Regular English-speaking school only.
(b) None of the given answers.
(c) Japanese-speaking school only.
(d) Daily regular school followed by daily Japanese school.

Short Answer Questions

1. When her fifth son is born on Molokai, what does Char Nyuk Tsin do?

2. What does Whip Hoxworth bring from Formosa and ask Char Nyuk Tsin to plant?

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

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

5. In 1946, the term "the Golden Men" is coined to describe a certain kind of person developing in Hawaii. Which of the following is NOT necessarily an attribute of a "Golden Man"?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

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. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

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. 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?

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