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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. In Chapter 3, what subject does Abner Hale study at Yale University?
2. After much argument, what is sacrificed when the island king and his people build a temple at their new home?
3. What god do the island king and his people worship, to the high priest's displeasure?
4. What important position does the king's uncle, Tupuna, pass down to Teroro?
5. What does Keoki tell Abner about the rocks in Malama's garden?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is the formation of a new island a quick process? Why or why not?
2. What happened, millions of years ago, when a rupture occurred on the ocean floor?
3. In Chapter 3, why does the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) insist that Abner Hale get married before he is allowed to sail to Hawaii as a missionary?
4. 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?
5. The Alii Nui, Malama, dies, and her daughter Neolani becomes the new Alii Nui in her place. What is Malama's dying wish, and do Malama's family members and Abner honor it?
6. By the time the island emerged again and developed into a lush paradise of unique foliage, ready for discovery, what was the one thing lacking that human explorers would need?
7. Teroro is King Tamatoa's brother. Is he loyal to the king or loyal to the high priest? How can you tell?
8. What does King Tamatoa plan to do about his conflict with the powerful and dangerous high priest?
9. Since a new island is made of bare rock, where its soil come from?
10. What do the king and his brother, Teroro, argue bitterly about, when the time comes to build the first temple on their new island, and what compromise do they reach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How did the geographic isolation of Hawaii affect its history, from the time of King Tamatoa's arrival in the 9th century through its annexation by the United States in 1898?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
What were the good and bad points about the actions and decisions taken by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) with regard to the mission work carried out in Hawaii? How might the fate of the island have been affected if no missionaries had come to Hawaii at all?
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