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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 happens in Honolulu's Chinatown in November of 1899?
(a) All of the given answers.
(b) An outbreak of plague.
(c) A huge fire.
(d) A riot.

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

3. Char Nyuk Tsin has trouble meeting the requirements for U.S. citizenship. Why?
(a) She is too old.
(b) She is Chinese.
(c) All of the given answers.
(d) She cannot read or write.

4. When Char Nyuk Tsin celebrates her 100th birthday, how many of her great-great-grandchildren attend the party?
(a) 70.
(b) 12.
(c) 141.
(d) 35.

5. When Mun Ki is diagnosed with leprosy and sent to the leper colony on Molokai, accompanied by his pregnant wife, Char Nyuk Tsin, what do the two of them find there?
(a) Nothing but grass huts.
(b) An elaborate church but no clinic.
(c) A state-of-the-art hospital.
(d) A simple village with a clinic.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does John Whipple believe will eventually control Hawaii?

3. How does the leper colony change after Big Saul dies?

4. Char Nyuk Tsin vanishes from the Hakka's High Village. Why?

5. What is the relationship between Kee Chun Fat (who made his fortune in the California gold fields) and Mun Ki (who works as a cook in a brothel in Macao)?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 1952, as soon as 106-year-old Nyuk Tsin hears that it is legal for an Asian to become a U.S. citizen, she tries to learn to read and write so that she can pass the test. When she can't meet that requirement, what compromise is reached?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. In the 1860s, John Whipple has many opportunities to observe the new Chinese workers as they settle into their lives in Hawaii. What impression do they make on him?

5. 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?

6. In 1952, who does Malama Kanaoka learns has been appointed as trustee for the Malama Kanaoka Trust, and why is the appointment sociologically interesting?

7. 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?

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. 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. Is Nyuk Tsin's strategy of buying up losing properties from their major competition, the Fort, a smart business move? Why or why not?

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