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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 to Hashimoto (a friend of Kamejiro's) after he marries a Hawaiian girl?
(a) All of the given answers.
(b) He is treated like an outcast.
(c) He is fired from his job.
(d) He is forbidden to attend the Japanese church.

2. The lowland people are the Punti. How do they behave toward the highland Hakka?
(a) They share no friendly contact.
(b) The Punti enslave the Hakka.
(c) The two groups work together in harmony.
(d) The Hakka enslave the Punti.

3. In 1951, when Char Nyuk Tsin is 104 years old, what statement does her grandson read aloud from the newspaper that catches her interest?
(a) Real estate is no longer a safe place to invest money.
(b) A company can be more valuable losing money than making it.
(c) A company can be more valuable making money than losing it.
(d) None of the given answers.

4. Shigeo plans to attend Harvard Law School. Why?
(a) He is afraid to go home to Hawaii.
(b) He believes there are not enough educated Japanese in Hawaii.
(c) He misses being a student.
(d) He wants to make a lot of money.

5. 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?
(a) Captain Hoxworth.
(b) John Whipple.
(c) Keoki Kanakoa.
(d) Abner Hale.

Short Answer Questions

1. With help from Hong Kong Kee, what powerful group does Mr. McLafferty's company hope to challenge?

2. Which is these men is NOT an example of a Golden Man?

3. What happens to Elinor after she gets better acquainted with Kelly Kanakoa?

4. When Reiko's family's objection to the romance causes Lieutenant Jackson to be sent away, who does her family arrange for her to marry instead?

5. What was the reaction in Hawaii to passage of the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. In 1946, Hoxworth Hale keeps California Fruit and Mr. McLafferty from opening a chain of supermarkets in Hawaii. In turn, what ethnic groups does Mr. McLafferty tell Hong Kong Kee that the success of California Fruit would benefit?

6. 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?

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. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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