Peace Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Don Richardson
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the Richardson family sleep underneath?

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

4. What time of day does the Richardson family arrive at their new home?

5. What are the two new tools Richardson gives the men of Tumdu?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Richardson see as the true battle in Chapter 13, War at my Door?

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

3. In Chapter 24, what does Richardson organize and describe that would have been impossible when he first arrived?

4. Why is the arrival of Hurip, the injured Kayagar, such a challenge?

5. Who is Biakadon?

6. What do the Richardsons find surprising and difficult about the Sawi people?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Peace Child is a before-and-after book. There is a particular culture in place before Richardson arrived and brought new ideas and there is a particular culture that emerges out of the interchange between the author and the Sawi people. What is the world of the Sawi people like before Richardson arrives? What are the benefits of the Sawi culture before the influence of Richardson and the modern world? What are the challenges?

There are moments when Don Richardson is transformed and sees the Sawi people not as "other" but as individual human beings much like himself. Choose a few of those moments and write about the process of his own personal shift of perception in terms of understanding the Sawi people in a new way. What does he come to respect and admire about them?

Human beings interpret stories based on experience. The Sawi people interpret the story of Jesus based upon their own world view and practical human experience. How does their interpretation of Judas as the hero of the Jesus story come out of their cultural experience? What parallel are they using to understand the story? What experience in their own lives leads them to see Judas as the hero?

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