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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. How do Don and Carol Richardson travel to New Guinea in 1962?
(a) They fly to Russia and then to Zurich and then to Australia and finally take a sailboat up to New Guinea.
(b) They drive from Canada to Mexico, take a small yacht across the Pacific Ocean and land in New Guinea.
(c) They sail from Vancouver on the ship "Oriana" and then fly into the interior.
(d) They fly from New York City on the Concorde and then drive into the Sawi territory.

2. Yae's young brother Sao is ill. What is his sickness?
(a) Sao has an immune system infection similar to AIDS.
(b) Sao has malaria.
(c) Sao has developed early dementia.
(d) Sao is mentally ill.

3. What is the weather like on the day the Richardson family arrives at their new home?
(a) It is a cold night, almost freezing, when they arrive.
(b) It is a very windy, chilly day on the high plains.
(c) It is a hot, humid day in the jungle.
(d) It is a rainy tropical day during the monsoon.

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

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

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

7. What is Yae waiting for before he goes to the village of Haenam?
(a) For God to send him inspiration so that he can name his child.
(b) For the village to nominate him chief.
(c) For the rains to come and water his crops.
(d) For the tide to turn so that he can journey more easily.

8. What do the Sawi assume when they hear that the Tuans are almost all men?
(a) Tuans live forever and therefore do not need offspring.
(b) Tuans are supernatural and do not need to procreate.
(c) Tuans kill and eat their women.
(d) The men must fight to obtain wives since there are so few women.

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

10. What principle does Don Richardson believe God gives him to offer the tribal people?
(a) The principle of cause and effect.
(b) The principle of original sin.
(c) The principle of capitalism.
(d) The principle of redemption.

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 work with their neighbors and replace all the poles.
(d) They move to another location.

12. What are the two new tools Richardson gives the men of Tumdu?
(a) A steel knife and steel machete.
(b) A steel hammer and saw.
(c) A radio and camera.
(d) A steel fish gutting machine.

13. What brings the Sawi villagers to a sudden halt when they hear it for the first time?
(a) The diesel engines of the Dutch military boats.
(b) The song of a lark at break of day.
(c) The large migration of birds which flew overhead.
(d) The explosion of a nuclear bomb.

14. How does Richardson deal with the Kayagar chief, Yae, when the chief begins to speak loudly?
(a) Richardson gets on his knees and prays loudly for peace.
(b) Richardson hits Yae very hard with a pile driver.
(c) Richardson gets the Sawi chief to fight Yae.
(d) Richardson puts his hand on Yae's shoulder and speaks English in a soothing tone.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is building Richardson's house?

2. What might a visitor in a Sawi village be offered as a snack?

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

4. How many piers are driven into the jungle floor to build Richardson's house?

5. What is the only safe way for a Sawi person to drink water from the river?

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