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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7, Through the Ironwood Curtain.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the only safe way for a Sawi person to drink water from the river?
(a) To drink it with a straw-like tool made of sago leaves.
(b) The river water must never be drunk. It is full of germs.
(c) To put one's head underwater completely and drink.
(d) To toss each scoop of water in the air and catch it in one's mouth.
2. Where is Yae's wife, Kautap, cooking as Yae waits to go to Haenam?
(a) In the summer kitchen which is a separate building out back.
(b) In a small boat floating on the river.
(c) At the central place inside the treehouse.
(d) At the stove in her government-supplied trailer.
3. What is unique about the kidari along the Kronkel river?
(a) The kidari is the longest straight stretch of the river.
(b) The kidari is a waterfall which falls some 500 feet.
(c) The kidari has many types of exotic fish which visit it.
(d) The kidari has dangerous currents which should be avoided.
4. What do the Sawi people do when the long poles holding up their homes begin to rot?
(a) They replace them with steel girders.
(b) They work with their neighbors and replace all the poles.
(c) They lower their houses to the ground.
(d) They move to another location.
5. What is Yae waiting for before he goes to the village of Haenam?
(a) For the tide to turn so that he can journey more easily.
(b) For the village to nominate him chief.
(c) For God to send him inspiration so that he can name his child.
(d) For the rains to come and water his crops.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Yae arrives at the Haenam village at the beginning of Chapter 2, why is he so confident?
2. What might a visitor in a Sawi village be offered as a snack?
3. What do the Tuans give the elders who come out to meet them for the first time?
4. What is the most powerful family relationship in Sawi culture?
5. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?
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