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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
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 gets on his knees and prays loudly for peace.
(c) Richardson puts his hand on Yae's shoulder and speaks English in a soothing tone.
(d) Richardson hits Yae very hard with a pile driver.
2. What is Carol Richardson feeling as she steps onto the bank of her new home?
(a) Carol is planning her escape.
(b) Carol is excited and awed.
(c) Carol is hysterical with weeping.
(d) Carol is very angry with her husband.
3. What event shatters the air of tension between the tribes on the first day of building?
(a) A boat from John McCain arrives
(b) A storm suddenly appears and lightning strikes the building.
(c) Richardson begins to rail and rage at both tribes.
(d) The Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane arrives.
4. What does Don Richardson interpret the tumult of Sawi activity as?
(a) The beginning of a violent war between Sawi and Tuan.
(b) A chance to learn the Sawi language.
(c) A dangerous cannibalistic ritual.
(d) A baptism into a new and strange world.
5. What does the tribe think of treachery and violence?
(a) They have never heard of treachery and violence.
(b) They honor it as a legendary activity.
(c) They don't understand it at all.
(d) They are horrified by the concepts and live only peaceful quiet lives.
6. How many wives does the patriarch of Tumdu have?
(a) Twenty; he is a great chief.
(c) None, he is a priest.
7. How many wives does Yae's cousin Wasi have?
(d) Twenty five.
8. What is the Eren ceremony?
(a) A ritual in which women cook pork and sago to celebrate the full moon.
(b) A ritual in which a girl or woman is given the jawbone of a freshly killed victim.
(c) A ritual in which a girl or woman is given the full status of matriarch.
(d) A ceremony in which a man and woman adopt orphaned children.
9. What time of day does the Richardson family arrive at their new home?
10. What kind of flour do the Sawi women use to make bread?
(a) Bamboo fiber flour.
(b) Sago flour.
(c) Whole wheat flour.
(d) Rice flour.
11. What do the Sawi people do when the long poles holding up their homes begin to rot?
(a) They lower their houses to the ground.
(b) They replace them with steel girders.
(c) They move to another location.
(d) They work with their neighbors and replace all the poles.
12. What does the Richardson family sleep underneath?
(a) A crucifix.
(b) A wooden box.
(c) The open sky full of stars.
(d) A mosquito net.
13. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?
(a) Dried mushrooms.
(b) Tobacco leaves.
(c) Sago leaves.
(d) Ground bones of wild boars.
14. Who is Patches?
(a) The translator who makes "patchwork" of the early communications with the Sawi tribe.
(b) The fierce watchdog that lives with the missionary family of John McCain.
(c) The cook who makes fried sago worms for Richardson's family.
(d) The nickname for Richardson's young son.
15. What part of the human skeleton do Sawi children play with?
(a) The entire skeleton.
(b) The leg bones.
(c) The hip socket.
(d) The polished skull.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Kauwan refuse to help Yae escape his terrible fate?
2. Where is Yae sitting at the beginning of chapter one?
3. What does the white skin of the Tuans remind the Sawi people of?
4. What year do the Richardsons go to New Guinea?
5. Why do the elders Kigo, Hatu and Numu volunteer to make contact with the Tuans?
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