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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. What is objectionable about the Cayenne pineapples introduced by Schilling?

2. Who is the old man who walks into a Chinese temple on the island of Maui, screams at the people there, and hits objects with his cane?

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

4. What does Kamejiro Sakagawa do in 1952?

5. In 1946, who does Hoxworth Hale say is causing the real problem in Hawaii?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Whip Hoxworth believe that pineapples and sugar cane complement each other as crops to be raised on his plantations?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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?

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. 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?

8. Army captain Shigeo Sakagawa marches in a victory parade in Honolulu in 1946, but the occasion is a bittersweet one for him. He and his country have won the war, but Shigeo has suffered a great personal loss. What is it?

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

10. 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?

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

Discuss the history of intermarriage between the family lines of the original missionary families (Hale, Whipple, Hoxworth, Hewlett, and Janders). How is it reflected in their children's names? How did it affect business decisions, alliances and rivalries between the various families, in the century that followed?

Essay Topic 3

Define a "theocracy," a "monarchy," and a "democracy." Discuss the strengths and shortcomings of each, and examine how each was depicted in the novel HAWAII.

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