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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 1952, the United States passed the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act. What did this Act do?
2. What does Kamejiro Sakagawa do in 1952?
3. What happens when the Japanese Federations of Labor workers' strike is broken?
4. Char Nyuk Tsin (also known as Wu Chow's Auntie) is 61 years old in 1912. How many descendants does she have in her extended family, the Kees?
5. How long does the journey of Char Ti Chong and his people take?
Short Essay Questions
1. In 1946, Hong Kong Kee becomes aware that he is being investigated by someone from the mainland. What local individual does he discover is behind the inquiries?
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. 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?
4. Why does Whip Hoxworth believe that pineapples and sugar cane complement each other as crops to be raised on his plantations?
5. 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?
6. What Japanese tradition do Kamejiro and his wife Yoriko introduce in Hawaii as a way to make some much-needed extra money?
7. In 1952, as soon as 106-year-old Nyuk Tsin hears that it is legal for an Asian to become a U.S. citizen, she tries to learn to read and write so that she can pass the test. When she can't meet that requirement, what compromise is reached?
8. 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?
9. 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?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What might have happened differently if all of the missionaries who initially came to Hawaii had been like Abner Hale? What might have happened differently if they had all been like John Whipple?
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
Compare and contrast how well or poorly the following characters dealt with change, during their lifetimes: (a) Abner Hale; (b) Nyuk Tsin; and (c) Kamejiro Sakagawa.
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