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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. 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 Australians.
(c) The Germans.
(d) The Americans.

2. What does Narai do when he sees the arrival of the Richardsons?
(a) He sends up a flare to the other tribespeople.
(b) He blows a warning signal on his bamboo horn to the other tribespeople.
(c) He sends a warning shot on the new gun that Richardson gave him.
(d) He shoots a flaming arrow back towards the village.

3. Where is Yae sitting at the beginning of chapter one?
(a) Yae is sitting by the man-made pool in his backyard.
(b) Yae is sitting in his treehouse, forty feet above the Kronkel river.
(c) Yae is sitting in a plane which is on its way to Istanbul.
(d) Yae is sitting in the hospital where his wife is dying in childbirth.

4. What kind of flour do the Sawi women use to make bread?
(a) Sago flour.
(b) Bamboo fiber flour.
(c) Whole wheat flour.
(d) Rice flour.

5. Are the Sawi women involved in head hunting?
(a) The Sawi women are involved only if they are married.
(b) Yes, they often lead the charge to the offending village.
(c) Not directly, but they encourage murder and would participate in clubbing to death wounded victims.
(d) Yes, they are very good with spears and often had better aim than their husbands.

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

7. A typical stone axe would be swung 40 times to fell a tree. How many times does Hurip have to swing his steel axe to cut down the tree?
(a) 80 times.
(b) Four times
(c) Once.
(d) 39 times.

8. What does the high pitched command signal should happen?
(a) It signals that the drums should begin.
(b) It signals that the Richardsons should be attacked and brought down.
(c) It signals that everyone should go home.
(d) It signals that the children should ask for food and water.

9. What does the expression "to fatten with friendship for the slaughter" mean?
(a) Raising poultry in a kind and humane way.
(b) Preparing young men for battle with many feasts.
(c) Raising beef cattle in jungle areas using grain and vegetables.
(d) Forming friendships with the purpose of betrayal, murder and cannibalism.

10. Who is the patriarch of the Tumdu?
(a) Kronkel.
(b) Richardson.
(c) Hatu.
(d) Jesus.

11. What is the Ironwood Curtain?
(a) It refers to that curtain which hangs between life and death.
(b) It means passing from the life of easy and plenty, where there is much light, to the darker world of the jungle.
(c) It means passing into the jungle that is full of trees which are called ironwood because of their dense hard wood.
(d) It refers to the border of iron which the Sawi people have erected around their territory.

12. How many piers are driven into the jungle floor to build Richardson's house?
(a) There are no piers; it is a small platform that the trailer sat on.
(b) Sixteen piers are placed.
(c) Forty-five piers are placed.
(d) Two piers are placed.

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

14. How does Yae get from the tree house to the ground?
(a) Yae swings from vines to a nearby tree and then jumps down.
(b) Yae travels from treetop to treetop, rarely touching the ground.
(c) Yae jumps into a soft pile of leaves.
(d) Yae climbs down a long, vine-fastened ladder.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the tribe think of treachery and violence?

2. What does Richardson feel when he first shakes hands with a Sawi elder?

3. How does Richardson deal with the Kayagar chief, Yae, when the chief begins to speak loudly?

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

5. What do the Sawi people believe airplanes are?

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