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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What time of day does the Richardson family arrive at their new home?
(a) Noon.
(b) Sunset.
(c) Midnight.
(d) Daybreak.

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

6. Where is Yae sitting at the beginning of chapter one?
(a) Yae is sitting in his treehouse, forty feet above the Kronkel river.
(b) Yae is sitting in the hospital where his wife is dying in childbirth.
(c) Yae is sitting by the man-made pool in his backyard.
(d) Yae is sitting in a plane which is on its way to Istanbul.

7. What does "Tuwi asonai makaerin" mean?
(a) To give a child in exchange for goods and services.
(b) To bow with deep respect to ones mother in law.
(c) To leave a little on one's plate.
(d) To fatten with friendship.

8. 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 doesn't want anyone else to use it.
(c) She is angry at him for going to Haenam.
(d) She is mad with grief.

9. What do the Sawi people believe airplanes are?
(a) Chariots of the gods.
(b) Supernatural creatures.
(c) German bomber planes.
(d) River spirits.

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

11. What does the white skin of the Tuans remind the Sawi people of?
(a) The mouth of a crocodile.
(b) Moonlight on the river.
(c) New sago flour.
(d) A face made of teeth.

12. What does Kauwan say that Yae should have given him in order to truly win his protection?
(a) His own wife.
(b) A gun and sword.
(c) A peace child.
(d) A thousand dollars.

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

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

15. How many treehouses are there, in total, in the Mauro village?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Seven.
(d) Seven hundred and fifty.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the Kayagar men upset with Richardson when he announces his intention to build a home in Sawi territory?

2. Why must the women, young men and children leave when Yae's skull is cracked open?

3. How many wives does the patriarch of Tumdu have?

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

5. What is Carol Richardson feeling as she steps onto the bank of her new home?

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