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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 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 planning her escape.
(d) Carol is hysterical with weeping.

2. 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) Most of the warriors faint and have to be revived with camphor.
(c) They panic, many of them leaping out of the canoes; everyone trembling.
(d) They stand in their canoes completely and totally still.

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

4. Why is Hadi so important to Don Richardson?
(a) He is the first Sawi that Richardson has contact with and he speaks several tribal languages.
(b) Richardson feels that somehow Hadi is related to him.
(c) Hadi is the only Sawi who can read.
(d) Hadi is blind and Richardson feels very sorry for him.

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

6. Where is Yae sitting at the beginning of chapter one?
(a) Yae is sitting by the man-made pool in his backyard.
(b) Yae is sitting in a plane which is on its way to Istanbul.
(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.

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

8. What does Don Richardson interpret the tumult of Sawi activity as?
(a) A chance to learn the Sawi language.
(b) A dangerous cannibalistic ritual.
(c) The beginning of a violent war between Sawi and Tuan.
(d) A baptism into a new and strange world.

9. Where is Yae's wife, Kautap, cooking as Yae waits to go to Haenam?
(a) At the central place inside the treehouse.
(b) In the summer kitchen which is a separate building out back.
(c) At the stove in her government-supplied trailer.
(d) In a small boat floating on the river.

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

11. What part of the human skeleton do Sawi children play with?
(a) The entire skeleton.
(b) The hip socket.
(c) The polished skull.
(d) The leg bones.

12. What does eating flesh for the first time mean to Sawi children?
(a) It means that they no longer belong to the tribe.
(b) They are crossing a major threshold necessary to known the ultimate essence of their existence.
(c) It means that they will someday go to heaven and be an angel.
(d) It means they are now an adult.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What brings the Sawi villagers to a sudden halt when they hear it for the first time?

2. What is the name of the tribe that Don Richardson and his wife Carol live with?

3. What does seven-month-old Stephen think of his first journey down the Kronkel river?

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

5. What vessel does the Richardson family use to arrive at their new home?

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