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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What threatens to destroy the city of Hilo?

2. What is the name of Teroro's wife?

3. What are the Seven Little Eyes?

4. On what island is a new temple being built for which the high priest requires the presence of the island king and his entourage?

5. In comparison with the other land masses on the planet, what best describes these islands?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What were likely to be the earliest living creatures to visit the newly formed island in Chapter 1?

3. How does Abner Hale react when he is told that Hawaiians, including their Alii Nui (queen), Malama, practice polygamy, and that the rocks in the garden are family gods?

4. What does King Tamatoa plan to do about his conflict with the powerful and dangerous high priest?

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

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

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explore Abner Hale's reaction to his son Micah's return to Hawaii in 1849, and how that reaction changes when he is introduced to Micah's new bride, Malama Hoxworth. Explore the personal histories that account for Abner Hale's extreme reaction, and explain how this incident was a major contributing factor in the establishment of the powerful company known as Hoxworth and Hale.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the reasons why Reiko Sakagawa was not given the same opportunities as her four brothers to attend college, whether you believe that her father's choices and actions toward her were affected by her gender, and why you feel that those choices and actions were or were not fair.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 3, Abner Hale and John Whipple begin as roommates at Yale, and both answer the call to do missionary work in Hawaii, but their paths soon diverge as their decisions bring them into greater and greater conflict with one another. Which of these men eventually feels more fulfilled by the life choices he has made, and why?

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