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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. What do the Sawi warriors do when they meet Don Richardson and John McCain for the first time?
(a) They launch an attack of arrows.
(b) They panic, many of them leaping out of the canoes; everyone trembling.
(c) They stand in their canoes completely and totally still.
(d) Most of the warriors faint and have to be revived with camphor.

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

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

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

5. What vessel does the Richardson family use to arrive at their new home?
(a) A speedboat.
(b) A long dugout canoe.
(c) A rowboat with diesel motor.
(d) A plane.

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

7. What does Don Richardson do that frightens the Sawi people away from his house?
(a) He shoots a shot gun in their direction.
(b) He lights a kerosene lamp in the darkness.
(c) He throws a handful of firecrackers out of the front door.
(d) He eats brains.

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

9. What is Don Richardson feeling as he steps onto the bank of the Kronkel and meets those who are waiting for them?
(a) He is angry at his wife for being so scared.
(b) He is psyching himself up for the sermon he is going to give.
(c) He is feeling triumphant at having made the voyage.
(d) He is frightened that he may have misread the situation.

10. How is wild boar meat carried out of the jungle?
(a) In a bamboo box strapped on the hunter's shoulders and head.
(b) On a large platter of ironwood, carried on the hunter's head.
(c) In a woven sago frond pack.
(d) In a wheelbarrow.

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

12. What year do the Richardsons go to New Guinea?
(a) 1962.
(b) 2008.
(c) 1892.
(d) 1910.

13. What is the primary redemptive analogy which Richardson uses to reach the tribal people?
(a) The tribal ritual of marriage.
(b) The tribal ritual of "fattening for slaughter."
(c) The tribal ritual of a "peace child."
(d) The tribal ritual of Jesus and the disciples.

14. Why do the elders Kigo, Hatu and Numu volunteer to make contact with the Tuans?
(a) The elders are confused and don't know what they are doing.
(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 forced by their tribesmen to do this.

15. Why must the women, young men and children leave when Yae's skull is cracked open?
(a) Because they all had to go and swim in the river until nightfall.
(b) Because only the older men are cannibals in the Sawi tribe.
(c) Because it is forbidden for them to hear the sound of a skull breaking open.
(d) Because they are not allowed to eat brains.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a good strategy for a Sawi village that wants to take revenge against another village?

2. What does Narai do when he sees the arrival of the Richardsons?

3. How many pounds does the average wild boar weigh?

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

5. Why does Yae's wife, Kautap, throw his stone ax in the river when she hears that her husband has been murdered?

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