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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 1942, when Hoxworth Hale tours the South Pacific in search of good sites for airstrips, where do his travels take him?
(a) Tahiti.
(b) Pago Pago.
(c) All of the given answers.
(d) Bora Bora.

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

3. Char Nyuk Tsin vanishes from the Hakka's High Village. Why?
(a) She falls off a cliff.
(b) She runs away.
(c) None of the given answers.
(d) She is kidnapped.

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

5. What promise does Char Nyuk Tsin make to her husband, Mun Ki, at the Molokai leper colony?
(a) She will build a huge bonfire in his honor.
(b) She will remarry after he dies.
(c) She will send money to his wife in China after he dies.
(d) She will convert to Christianity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mark Whipple (West Point graduate and grandson of Dr. John Whipple) is resented by members of the Chinese community. Why?

2. Who does Goro Sakagawa marry?

3. When Mark Whipple offers to lead a unit of Japanese soldiers into battle in Europe against the Germans, how many Japanese men volunteer to join the new unit, known as the 222nd?

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

5. What kind of man is Big Saul at the Molokai leper colony?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

4. When Sheong Mun, the granddaughter of Nyuk Tsin, asks her family for permission to marry a white sailor, and for their blessing, how does the family react?

5. 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?

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. 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?

8. 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?

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. 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?

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