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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. What is the name of the tribe that Don Richardson and his wife Carol live with?
2. What do the Sawi people do when the long poles holding up their homes begin to rot?
3. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in our present world?
4. What is the ancient Sawi custom of "waness"?
5. What does "Tuwi asonai makaerin" mean?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Wario, Mahaen's mother-in-law, agree to be part of Kani's terrible revenge plot?
2. Who are the people that the author is going to work with?
3. Why was Yae so confident and relaxed on this visit to the Haenam village?
4. Why do the Sawi people see Kani and Mahean as the epitome of manhood?
5. What about the jungle frightens Don Richardson?
6. What does the chapter title mean?
7. What are some of the fears which the Sawi people have about the Tuans?
8. Why does the ecstatic Sawi communal expression of "hahap kaman" so deeply affect Richardson?
9. Why is the sound of the diesel boat engines so frightening?
10. What are the Sawi concerned about when Richardson takes a bath in the Kronkel river?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Much of a Sawi person's day is spent gathering or hunting food. Families are mutually dependent upon each other for daily survival. What impact does this type of lifestyle have upon the Sawi family structure? What shape does a typical Sawi family take and is it a stable unit? What examples do you find in the book to support your conclusion?
Essay Topic 2
Cross-cultural communication has always been part of human life. In recent times, however, with our ability to travel so easily and quickly, the mixing of cultures has become commonplace. Richardson was working with the Sawi people at a time when travel was becoming very accessible. What are the ethical issues of influencing another culture? Does Richardson have the right to intrude upon the Sawi people? Is it his responsibility to share valuable wisdom with people who have not been exposed to ideas which can bring peace and understanding in new ways?
Essay Topic 3
The interaction between the stone age and modern culture is a rare event. The drama of this story is the stunning clash of two worlds. What events in the book most dramatically reveal the strangeness between Tuan/Sawi? The plane? The boat? Selling of a child for an ax? The killing of Yao? The rituals? The cannibalism? Chose three of the most significant and dramatic events and describe them. What is it about these three events which clarify the deep differences between these two cultures?
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