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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What flag flies on the deck of the "super canoe"?
(a) The stars and stripes of the United States.
(b) The Irian Jaya flag.
(c) The Dutch flag.
(d) The flag of pirates.
2. When Don Richardson first goes to work with the Sawi people, what foreign nation had claimed that area as its own?
(a) The Germans.
(b) The Australians.
(c) The Americans.
(d) The Netherlands.
3. Why do the elders Kigo, Hatu and Numu volunteer to make contact with the Tuans?
(a) These elders have learned some of the Auyu language and think maybe that is what the Tuans speak.
(b) The elders are forced by their tribesmen to do this.
(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.
4. What is Carol Richardson feeling as she steps onto the bank of her new home?
(a) Carol is hysterical with weeping.
(b) Carol is planning her escape.
(c) Carol is very angry with her husband.
(d) Carol is excited and awed.
5. What does the white skin of the Tuans remind the Sawi people of?
(a) A face made of teeth.
(b) Moonlight on the river.
(c) New sago flour.
(d) The mouth of a crocodile.
6. What does eating flesh for the first time mean to Sawi children?
(a) They are crossing a major threshold necessary to known the ultimate essence of their existence.
(b) It means they are now an adult.
(c) It means that they will someday go to heaven and be an angel.
(d) It means that they no longer belong to the tribe.
7. Why is Hadi so important to Don Richardson?
(a) Hadi is blind and Richardson feels very sorry for him.
(b) Richardson feels that somehow Hadi is related to him.
(c) He is the first Sawi that Richardson has contact with and he speaks several tribal languages.
(d) Hadi is the only Sawi who can read.
8. How many treehouses are there, in total, in the Mauro village?
(d) Seven hundred and fifty.
9. Where is Yae sitting at the beginning of chapter one?
(a) Yae is sitting in a plane which is on its way to Istanbul.
(b) Yae is sitting by the man-made pool in his backyard.
(c) Yae is sitting in the hospital where his wife is dying in childbirth.
(d) Yae is sitting in his treehouse, forty feet above the Kronkel river.
10. What does seven-month-old Stephen think of his first journey down the Kronkel river?
(a) Stephen is full of wonder and awe.
(b) Stephen is very frightened and cannot stop crying.
(c) Stephen sleeps the entire way.
(d) Stephen is bored and plays with his toys, rarely looking up.
11. How old is Don Richardson when he first felt a spiritual call to serve God as a missionary?
12. 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 puts his hand on Yae's shoulder and speaks English in a soothing tone.
(c) Richardson gets the Sawi chief to fight Yae.
(d) Richardson hits Yae very hard with a pile driver.
13. Who is the patriarch of the Tumdu?
14. What does "Kanggime" mean in the language Dani?
(a) The place of death.
(b) Land without time.
(c) Mission State.
(d) Waiting until the sun comes up.
15. What is "saravon"?
(a) A milky drink offered to the river gods every morning.
(b) A nutritious stew made of pork, sago and onions.
(c) A customary display of force meant to reassure guests that they are safe.
(d) The relationship between a Sawi man and his mother-in-law.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?
2. What is the name of the tribe that Don Richardson and his wife Carol live with?
3. What does Don Richardson do that frightens the Sawi people away from his house?
4. What does Richardson feel when he first shakes hands with a Sawi elder?
5. What is the primary redemptive analogy which Richardson uses to reach the tribal people?
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