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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What problems does Richardson face personally as he starts his sixth month of living with the Sawi people?
(a) Depression, Stephen's malaria, his wife's pregnancy and a general loss of hope.
(b) Monsoon rains which washed away the foundation of his home.
(c) Daily threats of violence to his family, his home being set on fire and his mother dying back in Canada.
(d) Government interference and high taxes.
2. Near the end of the book, Richardson describes a new place where the mission plane lands. What is that place?
(a) The recently built airstrip.
(b) An ocean carrier.
(c) A floating bridge on the Kronkel.
(d) The long sago bridge.
3. Do the Sawi men believe their children are strong?
(a) No, they know their own children are very fragile.
(b) Yes, they believe their own children are immortal.
(c) Yes, they believe their own children can withstand anything.
(d) They do not care about their own children.
4. What are the two pillars Richardson refers to?
(a) The pillar of treacherous violence and the pillar of the peace child.
(b) The center two pillars which support the manhouse.
(c) The pillars of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
(d) The pillars of wealth and fame.
5. What is the name of Don and Carol Richardson's second child?
(a) Moses James.
(b) Luke Andrew.
(c) Shannon Douglas.
(d) Donald Paul.
6. What does the word "navo" mean in Sawi?
(d) Help me.
7. What is the first level of despair?
(a) Waiting for nine days and nights as the body decomposes in the grave house.
(b) Sleeping with the body of the person who has died.
(c) Tearing one's clothing and covering oneself in ashes.
(d) Hiking three miles to a nearby death camp.
8. Why is Hato so filled with grief?
(a) Hato had given a peace child to the Kayagar and they killed and ate the child.
(b) Hato had seen many of his children die of malaria.
(c) Hato was in grief over the loss of his place as chief.
(d) Hato had lost his parents recently.
9. In Sawi what does "cool water" mean?
(b) Shocking truth.
(d) Cold nights.
10. What do the women do during battle?
(a) The women shield the children.
(b) The women throw stones and sharp rocks at the enemy.
(c) The women curse and bang their pounding sticks on the ground.
(d) The women taunt their own men to be more brave.
11. Why is it so important to Richardson that the patriarchs, the older men, convert to Christianity?
(a) Because the patriarchs control all the money.
(b) Because Richardson believes only men can lead spiritually.
(c) Because the patriarchs can read and write and will spread the gospel.
(d) Because the patriarchs of the tribe hold much influence over the rest of the people.
12. Why is Warahai's mother crouched over the body of her son, covering his loins with her face and hands?
(a) The Sawi believe that a soul sometimes lingers in the generative organs.
(b) She is protecting them from being disfigured by the village.
(c) She is performing "atama karun," an ancient Sawi ritual.
(d) She is trying to see if her son is still breathing.
13. What vision does Aham have which convinces the Sawi villagers that there is no hope for Warahai?
(a) A vision of Warahai speaking to her from the other side.
(b) A vision of a spirit flock which cover the village as they fly over.
(c) A vision of a spirit which ambushes Warahai's soul and eats it.
(d) A vision of a great tall Walahari bird which tells her to let go of Warahai.
14. What is the fourth level of despair?
(a) Throwing oneself into the grave with the dead body.
(b) Sinking the dead person's body into the Kronkel river.
(c) Eating food with the hand that had been plunged into the dead person's body.
(d) Throwing oneself, briefly, upon the death bonfire.
15. What do the Sawi people build for a dead person?
(a) A raft to send them down the river.
(b) A sarcophagus.
(c) A gravehouse above ground.
(d) A stone covered dugout which will sink to the bottom of the Kronkel.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is it so difficult for the Sawi people to convert to Richardson's faith?
2. What do the Sawi people call Jesus?
3. What life forms must the Richardson family learn to live with inside their new home?
4. What is Aham's role in the village?
5. Why is Beray not welcoming to the men from Wiyar?
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