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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 committee urges Japanese families in Hawaii to have their children's names removed from the registers in their Japanese villages, thereby canceling their Japanese citizenship. What is Kamejiro's response?
(a) He is undecided.
(b) He agrees to do so immediately.
(c) He is away and doesn't hear the committee's advice.
(d) He refuses, in spite of his family's pleas.

2. What happens on December 7, 1941, the day after the committee visits Kamejiro's house?
(a) United States bombers attack Japan.
(b) Kamejiro's house is burned down.
(c) The U.S. and Japan become allies.
(d) Japanese bombers attack Pearl Harbor.

3. In 9th-century China, when Char Ti Chong and the villagers flee from the Tartar invasion, where do they plan to go?
(a) To the Golden Valley, with General Ching.
(b) To the Tartar's homeland.
(c) To a secret cave, to hide.
(d) To the neighboring village, for help.

4. What are Char Nyuk Tsin and Mun Ki's sons named after?
(a) They are named after different continents.
(b) They are named after different friends in Hawaii.
(c) They are named after different flowers.
(d) They are named after different relatives in China.

5. With help from Hong Kong Kee, what powerful group does Mr. McLafferty's company hope to challenge?
(a) The Kee family.
(b) The Japanese workers.
(c) The Fort.
(d) The plantations owners.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mun Ki do when he arrives in Hawaii?

2. What are Char Nyuk Tsin's sons told about their parents?

3. Who is the old man who walks into a Chinese temple on the island of Maui, screams at the people there, and hits objects with his cane?

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. Chapter 6 is entitled "The Golden Men," which is a term intended to describe a certain kind of individual who was beginning to appear in Hawaiian society. Describe some of the traits that would qualify someone as a "Golden Man."

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

5. 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?

6. 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?

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. 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?

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

10. 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?

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