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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the name of Don and Carol Richardson's second child?
(a) Donald Paul.
(b) Luke Andrew.
(c) Moses James.
(d) Shannon Douglas.
2. 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 was in grief over the loss of his place as chief.
(c) Hato had lost his parents recently.
(d) Hato had seen many of his children die of malaria.
3. Why is Richardson shocked by the dead man Warahai's condition?
(a) Warahai is still conscious, has a faint pulse and is breathing.
(b) Warahai has been eaten by crocodiles.
(c) Warahai has been wrapped in sago leaves.
(d) Warahai has been dead many days.
4. What is the fourth level of despair?
(a) Sinking the dead person's body into the Kronkel river.
(b) Eating food with the hand that had been plunged into the dead person's body.
(c) Throwing oneself, briefly, upon the death bonfire.
(d) Throwing oneself into the grave with the dead body.
5. What gifts are given among the Sawi people at this first Christmas?
(a) Dugout canoes.
(b) Sago, beetle grubs and wild pork.
(d) Gold coins.
6. In 1963 who does the Dutch government begin to give control of the Netherlands New Guinea to?
(a) Through the United Nations they transfer control to Indonesian sovereignty.
(b) Through the World Court they give control to Australia.
(c) Through the League of Nations they give control to the United States.
(d) Through the Geneva Accord they give control to the Sawi.
7. What ritual does "Eyes Red with Watching" in chapter 23 describe?
(a) The Sawi ritual of sleeplessness.
(b) The Sawi ritual of new birth.
(c) The Sawi ritual of baptism.
(d) The Sawi ritual of grief and veneration.
8. What does "gefam ason" mean?
(a) Touching the stench.
(b) Paddling through the storm.
(c) Tasting nothing.
(d) The end of the world.
9. What do the Sawi men build on the Kronkel river under Richardson's guidance?
(a) A breakwater barrier.
(b) A small island made of concrete.
(c) A 110-foot iron bridge.
(d) A huge raft made of ironwood poles.
10. Who comes in a dugout to help the stranded party?
(a) Mavo's own father, Taeri, and his daughter Aray.
(b) Another Tuan missionary.
(c) The outcast of the Kamur tribe, Natato.
(d) The Dutch government authorities.
11. Who is the woman, once beautiful, now covered in mud, weeping and wailing in grief?
(a) Wumi, mother of a peace child.
(b) Watiro, one of the leading women in Kamur.
(c) Carol, Don Richardson's wife.
(d) Mary, mother of Jesus.
12. Why is Warahai's mother crouched over the body of her son, covering his loins with her face and hands?
(a) She is performing "atama karun," an ancient Sawi ritual.
(b) The Sawi believe that a soul sometimes lingers in the generative organs.
(c) She is protecting them from being disfigured by the village.
(d) She is trying to see if her son is still breathing.
13. In Sawi what does "cool water" mean?
(c) Cold nights.
(d) Shocking truth.
14. What do Sawi people do if twins are born?
(a) They name them the same name, as they came at the same time.
(b) They celebrate for many days, for they think it is very special.
(c) The second twin is ordained to be a tribal medicine man.
(d) They kill the second twin, believing it to be an evil spirit.
15. What does Richardson believe keeps true peace from existing among Sawi people?
(a) The possibility of tusi asonai man.
(b) The belief of the Sawi people in demons.
(c) The fact that they are illiterate.
(d) The inability of the Sawi people to understand what peace is.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the women do during battle?
2. In the story about Jesus, who do the Sawi admire?
3. Near the end of the book, Richardson describes a new place where the mission plane lands. What is that place?
4. Who is Biakadon?
5. When the Richardsons, Winifred and Mavo fall off the capsized dugout and into the Kronkel river, what happens first?
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