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

2. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?
(a) Sago leaves.
(b) Ground bones of wild boars.
(c) Tobacco leaves.
(d) Dried mushrooms.

3. What event shatters the air of tension between the tribes on the first day of building?
(a) Richardson begins to rail and rage at both tribes.
(b) A storm suddenly appears and lightning strikes the building.
(c) The Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane arrives.
(d) A boat from John McCain arrives

4. How many treehouses are there, in total, in the Mauro village?
(a) Two.
(b) Seven hundred and fifty.
(c) Seven.
(d) One.

5. Who is Patches?
(a) The cook who makes fried sago worms for Richardson's family.
(b) The fierce watchdog that lives with the missionary family of John McCain.
(c) The nickname for Richardson's young son.
(d) The translator who makes "patchwork" of the early communications with the Sawi tribe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Netherlands New Guinea, or Irian Jaya as it is later called, located in relation to Australia?

2. Why do the Richardsons go to live in New Guinea?

3. Yae's young brother Sao is ill. What is his sickness?

4. Why is Yae going on a journey to the nearby village of Haenam?

5. What does the expression "to fatten with friendship for the slaughter" mean?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was Yae so confident and relaxed on this visit to the Haenam village?

3. What are the Sawi concerned about when Richardson takes a bath in the Kronkel river?

4. What was the moment in which Yae realizes that he has been tricked?

5. Why do the Sawi people hide in the thorn bushes when the plane comes?

6. How does Kauwan display "saravon," a customary display of force, and why does he do this when Yae arrives at the village of Haenam?

7. What response does Richardson offer to those who would advocate that these remote tribes need to be left alone and not contacted?

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

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

10. For his journey to Haenam, Yae dresses in a very careful way. What are some of the underlying meanings which his clothing convey?

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