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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. Why must the women, young men and children leave when Yae's skull is cracked open?
(a) Because they are not allowed to eat brains.
(b) Because they all had to go and swim in the river until nightfall.
(c) Because only the older men are cannibals in the Sawi tribe.
(d) Because it is forbidden for them to hear the sound of a skull breaking open.

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

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

4. What vessel does the Richardson family use to arrive at their new home?
(a) A rowboat with diesel motor.
(b) A plane.
(c) A speedboat.
(d) A long dugout canoe.

5. What does Narai do when he sees the arrival of the Richardsons?
(a) He sends up a flare to the other tribespeople.
(b) He sends a warning shot on the new gun that Richardson gave him.
(c) He shoots a flaming arrow back towards the village.
(d) He blows a warning signal on his bamboo horn to the other tribespeople.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a good strategy for a Sawi village that wants to take revenge against another village?

2. What do the Tumdu women use as flour in their cooking?

3. What principle does Don Richardson believe God gives him to offer the tribal people?

4. What does the Richardson family sleep underneath?

5. What does eating flesh for the first time mean to Sawi children?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the boar killed?

4. The Sawi people have a saying "the spirits have accepted our skin-grease in their rivers." What does this mean?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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