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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 Mark Whipple offers to lead a unit of Japanese soldiers into battle in Europe against the Germans, how many Japanese men volunteer to join the new unit, known as the 222nd?

2. When Reiko's family's objection to the romance causes Lieutenant Jackson to be sent away, who does her family arrange for her to marry instead?

3. In 1952, the United States passed the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act. What did this Act do?

4. When Whip Hoxworth wants Kamejiro to move to Oahu to work, he offers to pay him with land, but Kamejiro insists on a payment of $200 instead. Is this a good decision by Kamejiro?

5. In 9th-century China, when Char Ti Chong and the villagers flee from the Tartar invasion, where do they plan to go?

Short Essay Questions

1. Kee Chun Fat, who made his money in the California gold fields, tells his nephew, Mun Ki, what a Chinese must do in order to succeed in America. What is his advice?

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. In China, in the year 856 A.D., General Ching offers to lead a group of villagers in an escape from the Tartar invasion, but states that old people must stay behind. What happens when Char's elderly mother insists on joining the march?

4. 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?

5. In 1952, who does Malama Kanaoka learns has been appointed as trustee for the Malama Kanaoka Trust, and why is the appointment sociologically interesting?

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

9. Chapter 6 is entitled "The Golden Men," which is a term intended to describe a certain kind of individual who was beginning to appear in Hawaiian society. Describe some of the traits that would qualify someone as a "Golden Man."

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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