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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the white skin of the Tuans remind the Sawi people of?
(a) New sago flour.
(b) The mouth of a crocodile.
(c) Moonlight on the river.
(d) A face made of teeth.

2. What is the Eren ceremony?
(a) A ceremony in which a man and woman adopt orphaned children.
(b) A ritual in which women cook pork and sago to celebrate the full moon.
(c) A ritual in which a girl or woman is given the jawbone of a freshly killed victim.
(d) A ritual in which a girl or woman is given the full status of matriarch.

3. When Yae arrives at the Haenam village at the beginning of Chapter 2, why is he so confident?
(a) He is carrying a concealed gun so that if there is trouble, he can defend himself.
(b) He is marrying the chief's daughter and will soon be related to the tribe.
(c) He has been visiting them for seven months and they have been very friendly and warm.
(d) He is bringing them steel axes and a chain saw.

4. A typical stone axe would be swung 40 times to fell a tree. How many times does Hurip have to swing his steel axe to cut down the tree?
(a) 80 times.
(b) 39 times.
(c) Four times
(d) Once.

5. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in our present world?
(a) Despair and continual war.
(b) Annihilation and destruction.
(c) Cross-cultural communication.
(d) The end of all we know.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the primary redemptive analogy which Richardson uses to reach the tribal people?

2. What effect does the tide have upon the black, algae-stained Kronkel river?

3. What does Narai do when he sees the arrival of the Richardsons?

4. How does Yae get from the tree house to the ground?

5. How does Richardson deal with the Kayagar chief, Yae, when the chief begins to speak loudly?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the fears which the Sawi people have about the Tuans?

2. What does the phrase "cool water" mean in the Sawi language?

3. What does Richardson promise to teach the Sawi Christians?

4. What do the young 7-month-old Stephen and the grown Sawi man Narai have in common?

5. Who is Biakadon?

6. Why does Richardson title this chapter "Baptism of Strangeness"?

7. What do the Richardsons conclude about the ongoing violence which they face amid the combined Sawi village communities?

8. Why is Narai waiting in the elephant grass, in his small dugout? What is his purpose and job to do on this auspicious day?

9. What is Ebenezer Vine trying to accomplish with his lecture tour?

10. Why is the sound of the diesel boat engines so frightening?

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