Peace Child Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Don Richardson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11, A Baptism of Strangeness.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Richardson deal with the Kayagar chief, Yae, when the chief begins to speak loudly?
(a) Richardson gets the Sawi chief to fight Yae.
(b) Richardson hits Yae very hard with a pile driver.
(c) Richardson puts his hand on Yae's shoulder and speaks English in a soothing tone.
(d) Richardson gets on his knees and prays loudly for peace.

2. Why must the women, young men and children leave when Yae's skull is cracked open?
(a) Because they are not allowed to eat brains.
(b) Because it is forbidden for them to hear the sound of a skull breaking open.
(c) Because they all had to go and swim in the river until nightfall.
(d) Because only the older men are cannibals in the Sawi tribe.

3. What does the tribe think of treachery and violence?
(a) They honor it as a legendary activity.
(b) They are horrified by the concepts and live only peaceful quiet lives.
(c) They don't understand it at all.
(d) They have never heard of treachery and violence.

4. Why does a Sawi wife shave her head?
(a) Because it would show how wise she was.
(b) Because of lice.
(c) Because her husband has died.
(d) Because it customary for a bride to have a shaved head.

5. What is the only safe way for a Sawi person to drink water from the river?
(a) To put one's head underwater completely and drink.
(b) To toss each scoop of water in the air and catch it in one's mouth.
(c) To drink it with a straw-like tool made of sago leaves.
(d) The river water must never be drunk. It is full of germs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Tuans reportedly have to prevent fever and heal sores?

2. What is the word that Sawi greet one another with?

3. What might a visitor in a Sawi village be offered as a snack?

4. Are the Sawi women involved in head hunting?

5. What do the Sawi people believe airplanes are?

(see the answer key)

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