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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 kind of flour do the Sawi women use to make bread?
(a) Whole wheat flour.
(b) Rice flour.
(c) Bamboo fiber flour.
(d) Sago flour.

2. What is the weather like on the day the Richardson family arrives at their new home?
(a) It is a hot, humid day in the jungle.
(b) It is a cold night, almost freezing, when they arrive.
(c) It is a rainy tropical day during the monsoon.
(d) It is a very windy, chilly day on the high plains.

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

4. What is the word that Sawi greet one another with?
(a) Konahario!
(b) Aloha!
(c) Alleluia!
(d) Kondahara!

5. What is a good strategy for a Sawi village that wants to take revenge against another village?
(a) To let wild animals loose near the village they want to harm.
(b) To send many young women to the village and establish family ties.
(c) To move far away and not look back.
(d) To make an alliance with a neutral village who will then help.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Sawi assume when they hear that the Tuans are almost all men?

2. What is the Ironwood Curtain?

3. How does Richardson deal with the Kayagar chief, Yae, when the chief begins to speak loudly?

4. What is "saravon"?

5. What is the primary redemptive analogy which Richardson uses to reach the tribal people?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What about the jungle frightens Don Richardson?

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

6. Why does Carol's warm wash water have black specks in it?

7. What surprises Richardson about the Sawi language?

8. What does "my liver trembles" mean in the Sawi idiom?

9. What are the four levels of despair in the Sawi ritual of "gefam asan"?

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

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