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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Sawi people believe airplanes are?
(a) Chariots of the gods.
(b) Supernatural creatures.
(c) German bomber planes.
(d) River spirits.

2. Where is Netherlands New Guinea, or Irian Jaya as it is later called, located in relation to Australia?
(a) It is in Australia, right in the central district.
(b) It is not near Australia but located near India.
(c) Southwest of Australia.
(d) Directly north of Australia.

3. What does Don Richardson interpret the tumult of Sawi activity as?
(a) The beginning of a violent war between Sawi and Tuan.
(b) A dangerous cannibalistic ritual.
(c) A chance to learn the Sawi language.
(d) A baptism into a new and strange world.

4. Why is Hadi so important to Don Richardson?
(a) Hadi is the only Sawi who can read.
(b) Richardson feels that somehow Hadi is related to him.
(c) Hadi is blind and Richardson feels very sorry for him.
(d) He is the first Sawi that Richardson has contact with and he speaks several tribal languages.

5. What event shatters the air of tension between the tribes on the first day of building?
(a) The Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane arrives.
(b) Richardson begins to rail and rage at both tribes.
(c) A boat from John McCain arrives
(d) A storm suddenly appears and lightning strikes the building.

6. What is the word that Sawi greet one another with?
(a) Kondahara!
(b) Konahario!
(c) Aloha!
(d) Alleluia!

7. Why is Yae going on a journey to the nearby village of Haenam?
(a) He is thinking of moving from Mauro to Haenam.
(b) He is campaigning for political office and needs the support of Haenam villagers.
(c) He is trying to forge an alliance between his village, Mauro, and Haenam.
(d) He is going to visit his mother who lives in Haenam.

8. What do the Tuans give the elders who come out to meet them for the first time?
(a) A bible, radio and a flashlight.
(b) Matches, razorblades and fishing equipment.
(c) Pens, paper and stamps.
(d) Necklaces made of brightly colored beads.

9. What does Richardson like about the possibility of building on the kidari?
(a) It is in the middle of a large village.
(b) It is close to connections for electricity and gas.
(c) It is a good place for the mission plane to land.
(d) It is surrounded by huge stone walls.

10. What is the Prairie Bible Institute?
(a) A large university in Nebraska which was founded by Mennonites.
(b) A far right think tank in western Kansas.
(c) A Christian community and missionary training school in Alberta, Canada.
(d) A school which teaches English and Dutch to the children from the Sawi culture.

11. Why does Yae's wife, Kautap, throw his stone ax in the river when she hears that her husband has been murdered?
(a) She believes Yae's spirit will need the ax in the world of the dead.
(b) She is mad with grief.
(c) She doesn't want anyone else to use it.
(d) She is angry at him for going to Haenam.

12. When Don Richardson first goes to work with the Sawi people, what foreign nation had claimed that area as its own?
(a) The Netherlands.
(b) The Americans.
(c) The Germans.
(d) The Australians.

13. How many wives does Yae's cousin Wasi have?
(a) One.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Three.
(d) Twenty five.

14. What do the Sawi warriors bring on their first trading mission to Pirimapun?
(a) Sago flour, beetle grubs, lori parrots and chickens.
(b) Pottery made from dark red riverbank clay.
(c) Guns, ammunition, spears and dynamite.
(d) Elaborately carved masks and feather-adorned costumes.

15. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?
(a) Tobacco leaves.
(b) Dried mushrooms.
(c) Ground bones of wild boars.
(d) Sago leaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Do the Sawi warriors bring weapons with them to Pirimapun?

2. What is the Eren ceremony?

3. Are the Sawi women involved in head hunting?

4. What are the two new tools Richardson gives the men of Tumdu?

5. Who is Patches?

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