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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. 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) Four times
(b) 80 times.
(c) Once.
(d) 39 times.

2. 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 is angry at him for going to Haenam.
(d) She doesn't want anyone else to use it.

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

4. 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 nickname for Richardson's young son.
(d) The cook who makes fried sago worms for Richardson's family.

5. What do the Tuans reportedly have to prevent fever and heal sores?
(a) Antibiotics and oxygen tanks.
(b) Fire breathing guns.
(c) Animal totems.
(d) Witchcraft called "obat."

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

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

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

9. Why do the elders Kigo, Hatu and Numu volunteer to make contact with the Tuans?
(a) The elders are forced by their tribesmen to do this.
(b) These elders have learned some of the Auyu language and think maybe that is what the Tuans speak.
(c) The elders are near death anyway and think they have little to lose
(d) The elders are confused and don't know what they are doing.

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

11. Who is waiting at the new homesite when the Richardsons arrive?
(a) No one is waiting. The whole area is deserted.
(b) John McCain and his wife.
(c) Hato and Yae.
(d) Two hundred armed warriors and many women and children,

12. What do the Tumdu women use as flour in their cooking?
(a) Sago palm flour.
(b) Ironwood tree flour.
(c) Whole wheat flour.
(d) Bamboo plant flour.

13. What does Richardson feel when he first shakes hands with a Sawi elder?
(a) That the Sawi will never understand the way of the modern world.
(b) That they are equally human...flesh and
(c) That these people are not to be trusted...ever...
(d) That the Sawi are very short but quite strong.

14. What might a visitor in a Sawi village be offered as a snack?
(a) Chicken pot pie with carrots and potatoes.
(b) Lobster, recently cooked and dipped in butter.
(c) Freshly toasted sago grubs.
(d) Pudding made from a bear liver.

15. What do Sawi use to build the floors of their homes?
(a) Shale.
(b) Linoleum.
(c) Clay from the riverbank.
(d) Split palm tree bark.

Short Answer Questions

1. What flag flies on the deck of the "super canoe"?

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

3. When Don Richardson first goes to work with the Sawi people, what foreign nation had claimed that area as its own?

4. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in our present world?

5. How old is Don Richardson when he first felt a spiritual call to serve God as a missionary?

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