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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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) A floating bridge on the Kronkel.
(c) The long sago bridge.
(d) An ocean carrier.
2. What brings a time of peace to the Sawi tribes?
(a) The peace child exchange between two villages.
(b) The river is full of fish.
(c) The weather is very calm.
(d) The Tuans give many gifts.
3. What fruits and flowers do the missionaries introduce to the Sawi?
(a) Apple trees, green beans, potatoes and tomatoes.
(b) Watermelon, oranges and grapefruit.
(c) Pineapple, coconut palms, lemon trees and hibiscus.
(d) Peaches, sago and apricots.
4. What is the first level of despair?
(a) Hiking three miles to a nearby death camp.
(b) Sleeping with the body of the person who has died.
(c) Waiting for nine days and nights as the body decomposes in the grave house.
(d) Tearing one's clothing and covering oneself in ashes.
5. Who is the first patriarch in the Sawi tribe to convert to Christianity?
6. What is Aham's role in the village?
(a) She is a sorceresses who has visions of spiritual events.
(b) She is the leader of the women.
(c) She is a herbalist.
(d) She is a naturopath.
7. What does Don Richardson respect about the Sawi men?
(a) He does not respect anything about the Sawi men.
(b) They are excellent writers and have captured their history in many books.
(c) They are well traveled and have been all over the world.
(d) They are accomplished naturalists and have great courage and survival skills.
8. Where are dead bodies interred in a Sawi village?
(a) They are sunk in the Kronkel river just downstream of the village.
(b) In a communal grave, on the edge of the village.
(c) In a small, coffin-sized gravehouse, elevated five to fifteen feet above ground.
(d) Deep in the earth, directly under the family longhouse.
9. What two villages are fighting on the Tuan's doorstep?
(a) The Harasiomi and the Kaondahari are fighting.
(b) The Sawi are fighting the Tuan.
(c) The Kayangar and the Sawi are in battle.
(d) The Kamur and Haenam villages are in battle.
10. What is Don Richardson most shocked to discover about the Sawi people?
(a) That they eat no fruit.
(b) That they often get lost.
(c) That they honor cruelty.
(d) That they honor goodness and light.
11. Why is Richardson shocked by the dead man Warahai's condition?
(a) Warahai has been dead many days.
(b) Warahai has been wrapped in sago leaves.
(c) Warahai has been eaten by crocodiles.
(d) Warahai is still conscious, has a faint pulse and is breathing.
12. Why is Richardson so excited about the peace child ritual?
(a) It shows the Sawi people are capable of understanding and practicing peace.
(b) He is not excited; he thinks it is all very hopeless and sad.
(c) He thinks it will make a good book.
(d) He believes that Christianity must have been introduced to the Sawi long ago.
13. How do the Sawi prepare a body for burial?
(a) Singe the skin with fire, cut off all the hair and disfigure the face.
(b) Anoint it with fragrant oils.
(c) Wrap the body in a grass mat, bound with vines around the neck, wrist and ankles.
(d) Coat it in thick mud and dry it in the sun.
14. Why is it so important to Richardson that the patriarchs, the older men, convert to Christianity?
(a) Because the patriarchs of the tribe hold much influence over the rest of the people.
(b) Because the patriarchs can read and write and will spread the gospel.
(c) Because the patriarchs control all the money.
(d) Because Richardson believes only men can lead spiritually.
15. What is the name of Don and Carol Richardson's second child?
(a) Luke Andrew.
(b) Shannon Douglas.
(c) Moses James.
(d) Donald Paul.
Short Answer Questions
1. Do the Sawi men believe their children are strong?
2. What problems does Richardson face personally as he starts his sixth month of living with the Sawi people?
3. What does Richardson build after five years among the Sawi to replace his small thatchbox home?
4. Mahean is the first to step forward to try to carry out the peace child ritual. What stops him?
5. What ritual does "Eyes Red with Watching" in chapter 23 describe?
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