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

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) All of the given answers.
(d) She is Chinese.

3. When her fifth son is born on Molokai, what does Char Nyuk Tsin do?
(a) Sends him to her friends, Kino and Apikela.
(b) Sends him to his older brothers.
(c) Sends him to John Whipple.
(d) Sends him to an orphanage.

4. When a revolution takes place in Hawaii, what does Queen Liliuokalani do about it?
(a) She abdicates the throne.
(b) She sails to Bora Bora.
(c) She faints.
(d) She shoots at her enemies.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the death rate at the Molokai leper colony when Mun Ki arrives?

2. Most of Char Nyuk Tsin's great-great-grandchildren do not know her real name. How do they refer to her?

3. What kind of education do Kamejiro's children receive when they are young?

4. Goro Sakagawa hopes that his wife will be happy in Hawaii. In 1954, what does she do?

5. What happens to Elinor after she gets better acquainted with Kelly Kanakoa?

Short Essay Questions

1. What historic event on December 7, 1941 endangers Kamejiro and his family?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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