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Don Richardson
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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. Do the Sawi warriors bring weapons with them to Pirimapun?
(a) No, they are not worried about attack because they have supplies to trade.
(b) Yes, they line their canoes with 40 palmwood bows and hundreds of arrows.
(c) No, it is forbidden to take any weapon on the river; the spirit gods will be angry.
(d) Yes, they take plenty of guns and ammunition to guard their goods.

2. When Don Richardson first goes to work with the Sawi people, what foreign nation had claimed that area as its own?
(a) The Australians.
(b) The Germans.
(c) The Americans.
(d) The Netherlands.

3. What does "Tuwi asonai makaerin" mean?
(a) To bow with deep respect to ones mother in law.
(b) To fatten with friendship.
(c) To give a child in exchange for goods and services.
(d) To leave a little on one's plate.

4. What does the woman Anai do when she hears that Yae's jawbone will be given to her?
(a) She promises that she will send it to Yae's wife as an expression of her sympathy.
(b) She cries out in jubilation and dances to celebrate her great honor.
(c) She is filled with remorse and grief and refuses to take it.
(d) She takes the bone and grinds it into fine dust and then spreads it atop the river.

5. What are the two new tools Richardson gives the men of Tumdu?
(a) A radio and camera.
(b) A steel fish gutting machine.
(c) A steel knife and steel machete.
(d) A steel hammer and saw.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who actually completes the murder of Yae?

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

3. Who is Patches?

4. What do the Sawi warriors do when they meet Don Richardson and John McCain for the first time?

5. What does Richardson like about the possibility of building on the kidari?

Short Essay Questions

1. In May of 1963 what happened to the government of New Guinea?

2. What about the jungle frightens Don Richardson?

3. What is "aumamay"?

4. Why do the Sawi people see Kani and Mahean as the epitome of manhood?

5. What does Richardson see in the ritual of the Sawi peace child which gives him hope about sharing his Christian message with the villagers?

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 24, what does Richardson organize and describe that would have been impossible when he first arrived?

10. What tools appears in Chapter 12, Patriarch of the Tumdu, which are new to Sawi culture?

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