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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was the sugar refinery that Twain visited in chapter 23 powered?
(a) Three quarters steam and one quarter water.
(b) One quarter steam and three quarters water.
(c) Half steam and half water.
(d) All water.

2. What language were the Christian hymns sung in at the rite for the princess?
(a) An unknown language.
(b) English.
(c) Native Hawaiian.
(d) A mixture of Hawaiian and English.

3. How many natives did Twain watch prepare for the ceremonies in chapter 16?
(a) Dozens.
(b) Thousands.
(c) Tens of thousands.
(d) Hundreds.

4. How high were the walls of the crater estimated to be by Twain in chapter 25?
(a) Less than two hundred feet.
(b) Over eight hundred feet.
(c) Less than four hundred feet.
(d) Over six hundred feet.

5. What position did Twain's principal interview subject, John S. Thomas, have aboard the Hornet?
(a) Third Mate.
(b) First Mate.
(c) Second Mate.
(d) Sailor.

6. As Twain recalled in chapter 17, why were the remains of chiefs thrown into volcanoes?
(a) To keep them from being disturbed.
(b) As a way to hide them.
(c) As a sign of respect.
(d) To avoid a burial.

7. Where did Twain and Mr. Brown find the skeletal remains in chapter 24?
(a) In the river.
(b) In the side of a bluff.
(c) Inside of a tree bark.
(d) In a pit.

8. Included in the postscript of chapter 17, how did General Van Valkenburgh find a human tooth in a wall of lava?
(a) After an avalanche.
(b) By punching the wall of lava.
(c) After a rainstorm loosened the lava.
(d) By chipping the lava with a hammer.

9. What formed the stump that was considered a monument to Captain Cook?
(a) A tree broken in a hurricane on the day of Cook's murder.
(b) A tree struck by lighting on the day of Cook's murder.
(c) A tree hit by a cannonball fired on the day of Cook's murder.
(d) A tree cut down by natives on the day of Cook's murder.

10. What sized men did the features of the city of refuge suggest to Twain in chapter 22?
(a) Average sized.
(b) Unusually large.
(c) Slightly larger than normal.
(d) Unusually small.

11. What state did the Hornet leave on January 15?
(a) New Jersey.
(b) New York.
(c) Rhode Island.
(d) Maine.

12. Which word best represents Twain's opinion of the hula dance that was performed at the funeral rite for the princess?
(a) Inappropriate.
(b) Inexcusable.
(c) Despicable.
(d) Offensive.

13. What was Twain's opinion of the hotel that was located near the crater in chapter 25?
(a) He did not recommend it.
(b) He did not have an opinion about it.
(c) He highly recommended it.
(d) He barely recommended it.

14. What state did Twain compare Hawaii's sugar production with in chapter 23?
(a) California.
(b) Louisiana.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Florida.

15. According to Twain, how did the chiefs mourn Kamehameha's passing?
(a) Like beasts and madmen.
(b) In a dignified manner.
(c) In a confused manner.
(d) Like mature grievers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comment did Twain make about Hawaiian women in chapter 24?

2. Based on Twain's accounting in chapter 23, how much sugar did Hawaii produce each year?

3. How did Mr. Brown get to Captain Cook's side of the bay in chapter 21?

4. What extra food did the captain make for Twain during his trip to Hawaii in chapter 18?

5. What made up the waterfall that Twain observed in the city of refuge in chapter 22?

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