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

2. Why is Hadi so important to Don Richardson?
(a) Richardson feels that somehow Hadi is related to him.
(b) He is the first Sawi that Richardson has contact with and he speaks several tribal languages.
(c) Hadi is the only Sawi who can read.
(d) Hadi is blind and Richardson feels very sorry for him.

3. What do Sawi use to build the floors of their homes?
(a) Split palm tree bark.
(b) Clay from the riverbank.
(c) Shale.
(d) Linoleum.

4. How does Yae get from the tree house to the ground?
(a) Yae travels from treetop to treetop, rarely touching the ground.
(b) Yae jumps into a soft pile of leaves.
(c) Yae swings from vines to a nearby tree and then jumps down.
(d) Yae climbs down a long, vine-fastened ladder.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the white skin of the Tuans remind the Sawi people of?

2. What does "Kanggime" mean in the language Dani?

3. What is the ancient Sawi custom of "waness"?

4. Why does Kauwan refuse to help Yae escape his terrible fate?

5. Why does a Sawi wife shave her head?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in modern life?

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

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

6. Does Ebenezer Vine promise the students fame and fortune?

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

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

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

10. Who are the people that the author is going to work with?

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