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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. After Mun Ki dies, Char Nyuk Tsin returns to Hawaii to look for her youngest son. Who does she find raising him?

2. When a revolution takes place in Hawaii, what does Queen Liliuokalani do about it?

3. 20-year-old Sakagawa Kamejiro courts Yoko. Before he leaves for Hawaii, what does he tell his family he will do when he is ready to marry her?

4. Ishii becomes a representative for the Japanese Federation of Labor, trying to obtain better hours and better pay for the workers. When the workers go on strike, how do the planters and the Japanese Consulate react?

5. When her fifth son is born on Molokai, what does Char Nyuk Tsin do?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. Compare how the Hakka and Punti workers deal with each other before their voyage to Hawaii and how they act after the voyage. Why is there a change?

4. 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?

5. When Sheong Mun, the granddaughter of Nyuk Tsin, asks her family for permission to marry a white sailor, and for their blessing, how does the family react?

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. 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 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the relationship shared by each of the following couples:

(a) Abner Hale and his wife Jerusha;

(b) Mun Ki and his wife Nyuk Tsin; and

(c) Malama (the Alii Nui) and her husband Kelolo

Essay Topic 2

How do you think Kamejiro Sakagawa feels, on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor? Discuss the ways in which he has expressed his life-long allegiance to Japan, his feelings about Hawaii, and whether his children feel the same or differently about the day's event.

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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