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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 does Don Richardson find a way into the hearts and minds of the tribe?
(a) By having a great sense of humor.
(b) By cooking great meals and making good friends with the elders.
(c) By connecting with their own cultural redemptive analogies.
(d) By paying them large sums of cash.

2. What does Richardson build his home with?
(a) Ironwood, split palm bark, mangrove poles and sago fronds.
(b) Parts of an old boat which was moored on the river nearby.
(c) He brings in a small airstream trailer and sets it on a platform.
(d) Oak, cherry, and walnut.

3. What effect does the tide have upon the black, algae-stained Kronkel river?
(a) The tide reverses the river's current and pushes it back into the swamp.
(b) The tide sends ocean salmon back to the place they spawned.
(c) The tide sends great cresting waves up the river which create chaos.
(d) The tide kills fish and wildlife as water rushes in and floods the area.

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

5. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in our present world?
(a) Cross-cultural communication.
(b) The end of all we know.
(c) Annihilation and destruction.
(d) Despair and continual war.

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

7. What is Carol Richardson feeling as she steps onto the bank of her new home?
(a) Carol is very angry with her husband.
(b) Carol is excited and awed.
(c) Carol is hysterical with weeping.
(d) Carol is planning her escape.

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

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

10. What does the tribe think of treachery and violence?
(a) They honor it as a legendary activity.
(b) They are horrified by the concepts and live only peaceful quiet lives.
(c) They don't understand it at all.
(d) They have never heard of treachery and violence.

11. Who is building Richardson's house?
(a) The Sawi women are the builders of Richardson's home.
(b) Kayagar, Atohwaem and Sawi tribes, along with Richardson and McCain build the home.
(c) Richardson brings in missionaries from all over New Guinea to build.
(d) Richardson builds the home by himself.

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

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

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

15. What is a good strategy for a Sawi village that wants to take revenge against another village?
(a) To make an alliance with a neutral village who will then help.
(b) To let wild animals loose near the village they want to harm.
(c) To send many young women to the village and establish family ties.
(d) To move far away and not look back.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Yae waiting for before he goes to the village of Haenam?

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

3. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?

4. What do the Sawi warriors do when they meet Don Richardson and John McCain for the first time?

5. What does "Tuwi asonai makaerin" mean?

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