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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. Where is Yae's wife, Kautap, cooking as Yae waits to go to Haenam?
(a) At the central place inside the treehouse.
(b) In a small boat floating on the river.
(c) In the summer kitchen which is a separate building out back.
(d) At the stove in her government-supplied trailer.

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

3. What does the Richardson family sleep underneath?
(a) A crucifix.
(b) The open sky full of stars.
(c) A mosquito net.
(d) A wooden box.

4. What part of the human skeleton do Sawi children play with?
(a) The leg bones.
(b) The polished skull.
(c) The hip socket.
(d) The entire skeleton.

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

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

7. Why does Kauwan refuse to help Yae escape his terrible fate?
(a) Kauwan is deaf and cannot hear Yae's cry of fear.
(b) Kauwan is Yae's brother and has no power.
(c) Kauwan has been taken away to the jungle by his family.
(d) Kauwan has been promised a wife by one of the village men.

8. What is unique about the kidari along the Kronkel river?
(a) The kidari has dangerous currents which should be avoided.
(b) The kidari is a waterfall which falls some 500 feet.
(c) The kidari is the longest straight stretch of the river.
(d) The kidari has many types of exotic fish which visit it.

9. 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 only the older men are cannibals in the Sawi tribe.
(c) Because they all had to go and swim in the river until nightfall.
(d) Because it is forbidden for them to hear the sound of a skull breaking open.

10. What is the name of the tribe that Don Richardson and his wife Carol live with?
(a) The Sowanda tribe.
(b) The Soweto tribe.
(c) The Sawi tribe.
(d) The South End tribe.

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

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

13. How many wives does the patriarch of Tumdu have?
(a) One.
(b) None, he is a priest.
(c) Twenty; he is a great chief.
(d) Four.

14. What does the Sawi expression "hahap kaman" mean?
(a) Dinner is ready.
(b) All is lost and there is no hope left.
(c) The group is full of ecstatic joy.
(d) The warriors are about to attack.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Don Richardson feeling as he steps onto the bank of the Kronkel and meets those who are waiting for them?

2. What does "Kanggime" mean in the language Dani?

3. What is the ancient Sawi custom of "waness"?

4. How do Don and Carol Richardson travel to New Guinea in 1962?

5. What do the Sawi people do when the long poles holding up their homes begin to rot?

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