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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. When Char Ti Chong and his people make a new home in the highlands, the group becomes known as the Hakka. What does "Hakka" mean?
(a) Beautiful people.
(b) Friendly people.
(c) Guest people.
(d) Demon people.

2. What best describes the stores owned and operated by Char Nyuk Tsin and her family, the Kees?
(a) The stores are clean but the prices are high.
(b) The stores are clean and the prices are fair.
(c) The stores are dirty but the prices are low.
(d) The stores are dirty and the prices are high.

3. What happens when the Japanese Federations of Labor workers' strike is broken?
(a) Kamejiro is blacklisted by the planters.
(b) Ishii receives a ten-year prison sentence.
(c) The sugar planters going on making millions in profits.
(d) All of the given answers.

4. 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 want to be sure government will favor their businesses.
(b) They like to brag that they know influential politicians.
(c) They like to place bets on how elections will turn out.
(d) They believe in the importance of democratic elections.

5. Who treats the Chinese workers kindly on their voyage from China to Hawaii?
(a) Captain Hoxworth.
(b) Everybody.
(c) Nobody.
(d) John Whipple.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens on December 7, 1941, the day after the committee visits Kamejiro's house?

2. The lowland people are the Punti. How do they behave toward the highland Hakka?

3. After 13 years in Hawaii, Kamejiro and his friend Ishii-san both send away to Japan for a bride. What happens when the two young women arrive?

4. 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"?

5. Who does Goro Sakagawa marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

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