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

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

3. What happens to Elinor after she gets better acquainted with Kelly Kanakoa?

4. Why is Char Nyuk Tsin, daughter of a Hakka chief, unmarried at the age of seventeen?

5. How long does the journey of Char Ti Chong and his people take?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. Ever since he came to Hawaii in 1904, Kamejiro has been donating money to help support Japan's battles against other countries. By 1936, what responsibility to one of his children can Kamejiro not fulfill because so much of his money has been sent to Japan?

6. Identify who "the Celestials" are, and name at least one term of their employment.

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 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 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?

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Cultures and ethnic groups that are thrown together geographically have two basic choices: they can clash or they can blend. Show examples of each from HAWAII.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 6, after World War II, the Japanese wife of Goro Sakagama meets with Dr. Sumi Yamazaki, a young sociologist from the University of Hawaii who is making a study of Japanese women who married American G.I.s. Dr. Yamazaki's findings indicate that the happiness of those Japanese brides depends largely on whether the American husband is of Caucasian, Chinese or Japanese descent. Describe Dr. Yamazaki's findings for each of these ethnic groups, and whether you believe her theories to be true or untrue.

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