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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 have trouble absorbing iron from the soil.
(b) They are susceptible to mealy bugs.
(c) They grow too big for the cans.
(d) All of the given answers.

2. What cultural event does Shigeo attend in 1946 in Tokyo?
(a) A tea ceremony.
(b) A calligraphy class.
(c) A fireworks display.
(d) A sumo wrestling match.

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

4. What was the reaction in Hawaii to passage of the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act?
(a) Both of the given answers.
(b) Classes formed to help people prepare for citizenship.
(c) The act was generally warmly received.
(d) Neither of the given answers.

5. 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?
(a) Mark Whipple.
(b) Hong Kong Kee.
(c) Her father's friend, Mr. Ishii.
(d) Hoxworth Hale.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of education do Kamejiro's children receive when they are young?

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

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

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

10. Why does Whip Hoxworth believe that pineapples and sugar cane complement each other as crops to be raised on his plantations?

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