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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the author describe a Sawi manhouse?
(a) As a den of inequity.
(b) As a rundown, smoke-filled, unhealthy gathering place.
(c) As a library and movie theatre in the Sawi village.
(d) As the Parthenon of Sawi culture.
2. What problems does Richardson face personally as he starts his sixth month of living with the Sawi people?
(a) Daily threats of violence to his family, his home being set on fire and his mother dying back in Canada.
(b) Depression, Stephen's malaria, his wife's pregnancy and a general loss of hope.
(c) Monsoon rains which washed away the foundation of his home.
(d) Government interference and high taxes.
3. What are the two pillars Richardson refers to?
(a) The pillar of treacherous violence and the pillar of the peace child.
(b) The pillars of wealth and fame.
(c) The pillars of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
(d) The center two pillars which support the manhouse.
4. What do the Sawi men build on the Kronkel river under Richardson's guidance?
(a) A huge raft made of ironwood poles.
(b) A small island made of concrete.
(c) A breakwater barrier.
(d) A 110-foot iron bridge.
5. In the Sawi language, how many tenses does each verb have?
(a) Each verb has only 1 tense.
(b) Each verb has 103 tenses.
(c) Each verb has 19 tenses.
(d) Each verb has 3 tenses.
6. Why is Hato so filled with grief?
(a) Hato was in grief over the loss of his place as chief.
(b) Hato had lost his parents recently.
(c) Hato had given a peace child to the Kayagar and they killed and ate the child.
(d) Hato had seen many of his children die of malaria.
7. What do Aham and Richardson have in common?
(a) They both believe in a spiritual world, and they both talk to spirit/god.
(b) They both believe that Warahari is dead.
(c) They are both over 60 years of age.
(d) They have nothing in common.
8. What do the women do during battle?
(a) The women throw stones and sharp rocks at the enemy.
(b) The women curse and bang their pounding sticks on the ground.
(c) The women taunt their own men to be more brave.
(d) The women shield the children.
9. Who is willing to give up his only son?
10. What does Richardson believe keeps true peace from existing among Sawi people?
(a) The fact that they are illiterate.
(b) The possibility of tusi asonai man.
(c) The inability of the Sawi people to understand what peace is.
(d) The belief of the Sawi people in demons.
11. What vision does Aham have which convinces the Sawi villagers that there is no hope for Warahai?
(a) A vision of a great tall Walahari bird which tells her to let go of Warahai.
(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 Warahai speaking to her from the other side.
12. Why are the Sawi people so upset with Don Richardson over his actions with Warahai?
(a) Richardson is trying to save a bad man.
(b) Richardson is not allowing the rain gods to bring nourishment to the jungle.
(c) Richardson is keeping the village from going on a wild boar hunt.
(d) Richardson is not allowing them to carry out their death and dying rituals.
13. What is "aumamay"?
(a) The Sawi believe it is the power of the River God Tatau visited upon the living.
(b) The Sawi believe it is a state of spiritual confusion.
(c) The Sawi believe it is "apparent life" when the body still lives but the soul is gone.
(d) The Sawi believe it is the only way to go to heaven.
14. What life forms must the Richardson family learn to live with inside their new home?
(a) Dogs, cats, parakeets, goats, cows, chickens and ducks.
(b) Elephants, giraffes, picolos, vultures, eagles and griffins.
(c) Mosquitoes, cockroaches, crickets, flies, rats, lizards, bats and birds.
(d) Worms, pythons, crocodiles, lions, jungle bears and hippos.
15. What is the third level of despair?
(a) Setting the dead person's body onto a river raft, loaded with stones.
(b) Throwing the bones of the deceased upon the death camp bonfire.
(c) Standing for several hours absolutely still, next to the body.
(d) Plunging one's hand deep into the putrid body cavity of the dead person.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the story about Jesus, who do the Sawi admire?
2. What is the fourth level of despair?
3. What does Richardson believe is stopping the Sawi people from following the Christian path?
4. What does Richardson organize to celebrate his first Christmas with the Sawi?
5. Who stands at the front of the battle, on the front line, so to speak?
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