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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 is objectionable about the Cayenne pineapples introduced by Schilling?
(a) They grow too big for the cans.
(b) They are susceptible to mealy bugs.
(c) They have trouble absorbing iron from the soil.
(d) All of the given answers.

2. Why are so many members of the Kee family able to get jobs as bookkeepers?
(a) They bribe the people who are doing the hiring.
(b) They blackmail the people who are doing the hiring.
(c) They are smart and well-educated.
(d) They are lucky.

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

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

5. When Whip Hoxworth dies in 1927, who is his chief heir?
(a) John Whipple.
(b) Char Nyuk Tsin.
(c) Hoxworth Hale.
(d) Sakagawa Kamejiro.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 20-year-old Sakagawa Kamejiro courts Yoko. Before he leaves for Hawaii, what does he tell his family he will do when he is ready to marry her?

3. What happens in Honolulu's Chinatown in November of 1899?

4. What other crop does Whip Hoxworth introduce to Hawaii?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What incident on August 19, 1916, causes hard feelings between Kamejiro and the German supervisor or "luna" under whom he works on the sugar plantation?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. On December 10, 1941, many members of the Japanese community in Hawaii are rounded up and placed in barbed-wire enclosures. What do the descendants of the white missionary families do about this?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. When Shigeo Sakagawa is sent by the U.S. Army to serve in Japan in 1946, his mother urges him to try to marry a girl from the area around Hiroshima. What major historical event of World War II is she ignoring when she gives him this advice?

10. Identify who "the Celestials" are, and name at least one term of their employment.

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