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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. Who is waiting at the new homesite when the Richardsons arrive?
(a) John McCain and his wife.
(b) No one is waiting. The whole area is deserted.
(c) Hato and Yae.
(d) Two hundred armed warriors and many women and children,

2. What does the Sawi expression "hahap kaman" mean?
(a) The warriors are about to attack.
(b) The group is full of ecstatic joy.
(c) All is lost and there is no hope left.
(d) Dinner is ready.

3. How does Don Richardson find a way into the hearts and minds of the tribe?
(a) By connecting with their own cultural redemptive analogies.
(b) By having a great sense of humor.
(c) By cooking great meals and making good friends with the elders.
(d) By paying them large sums of cash.

4. Where is Yae sitting at the beginning of chapter one?
(a) Yae is sitting in his treehouse, forty feet above the Kronkel river.
(b) Yae is sitting by the man-made pool in his backyard.
(c) Yae is sitting in a plane which is on its way to Istanbul.
(d) Yae is sitting in the hospital where his wife is dying in childbirth.

5. What do the Sawi people believe airplanes are?
(a) Supernatural creatures.
(b) Chariots of the gods.
(c) River spirits.
(d) German bomber planes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What might a visitor in a Sawi village be offered as a snack?

3. What is the only safe way for a Sawi person to drink water from the river?

4. What time of day does the Richardson family arrive at their new home?

5. What do Sawi use to build the floors of their homes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the key concept from Christianity that the missionary family uses to teach the Sawi people another way to live?

2. Why does the ecstatic Sawi communal expression of "hahap kaman" so deeply affect Richardson?

3. Why does Yae throw water from the river into the air in order to drink it?

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

5. What do the elders Kigo, Hato and Numu do with the gifts they receive from the Tuans who are on the boat?

6. Why does Wario, Mahaen's mother-in-law, agree to be part of Kani's terrible revenge plot?

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

8. What do the Richardsons find surprising and difficult about the Sawi people?

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

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

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