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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 do the Sawi assume when they hear that the Tuans are almost all men?
(a) The men must fight to obtain wives since there are so few women.
(b) Tuans live forever and therefore do not need offspring.
(c) Tuans are supernatural and do not need to procreate.
(d) Tuans kill and eat their women.

2. What is unique about the kidari along the Kronkel river?
(a) The kidari is the longest straight stretch of the river.
(b) The kidari is a waterfall which falls some 500 feet.
(c) The kidari has dangerous currents which should be avoided.
(d) The kidari has many types of exotic fish which visit it.

3. How many piers are driven into the jungle floor to build Richardson's house?
(a) There are no piers; it is a small platform that the trailer sat on.
(b) Forty-five piers are placed.
(c) Sixteen piers are placed.
(d) Two piers are placed.

4. What do the Sawi warriors bring on their first trading mission to Pirimapun?
(a) Guns, ammunition, spears and dynamite.
(b) Elaborately carved masks and feather-adorned costumes.
(c) Pottery made from dark red riverbank clay.
(d) Sago flour, beetle grubs, lori parrots and chickens.

5. How does Richardson deal with the Kayagar chief, Yae, when the chief begins to speak loudly?
(a) Richardson hits Yae very hard with a pile driver.
(b) Richardson gets the Sawi chief to fight Yae.
(c) Richardson puts his hand on Yae's shoulder and speaks English in a soothing tone.
(d) Richardson gets on his knees and prays loudly for peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Don Richardson first goes to work with the Sawi people, what foreign nation had claimed that area as its own?

2. Who actually completes the murder of Yae?

3. Why do the elders Kigo, Hatu and Numu volunteer to make contact with the Tuans?

4. What part of the human skeleton do Sawi children play with?

5. What does the expression "to fatten with friendship for the slaughter" mean?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Yae trying to do as he makes a journey to the nearby village of Haenam?

2. What does the chapter title mean?

3. What about the jungle frightens Don Richardson?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What are the Sawi concerned about when Richardson takes a bath in the Kronkel river?

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