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

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. Are the Sawi women involved in head hunting?
(a) Not directly, but they encourage murder and would participate in clubbing to death wounded victims.
(b) Yes, they are very good with spears and often had better aim than their husbands.
(c) The Sawi women are involved only if they are married.
(d) Yes, they often lead the charge to the offending village.

4. Yae's young brother Sao is ill. What is his sickness?
(a) Sao has developed early dementia.
(b) Sao is mentally ill.
(c) Sao has malaria.
(d) Sao has an immune system infection similar to AIDS.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is building Richardson's house?

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

3. What does "Tuwi asonai makaerin" mean?

4. What is the name of the tribe that Don Richardson and his wife Carol live with?

5. What is Yae waiting for before he goes to the village of Haenam?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Carol Richardson's reaction to the sight of 200 armed warriors and the women and children standing massed, awaiting their arrival?

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

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

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

5. What does the village of Mauro look like?

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

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 are some of the fears which the Sawi people have about the Tuans?

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

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

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