Peace Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Don Richardson
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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 unique about the kidari along the Kronkel river?

2. What does "Kanggime" mean in the language Dani?

3. How does Yae get from the tree house to the ground?

4. Who actually completes the murder of Yae?

5. How does Don Richardson find a way into the hearts and minds of the tribe?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the boar killed?

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

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

4. Why does the ecstatic Sawi communal expression of "hahap kaman" so deeply affect Richardson?

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

6. What does the village of Mauro look like?

7. What about the jungle frightens Don Richardson?

8. Why is the sound of the diesel boat engines so frightening?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Don Richardson's goal in coming to live with the Sawi people? He states that he is not interested in simply signing up converts or even in teaching the next generation Christian principals and behavior. What does he want? And why?

Essay Topic 2

Richardson believes that change is inevitable for the Sawi people. How do the changes which he encouraged prepare them for the modern world that would soon descend upon them? Is there a choice for the Sawi people? Would the old ways have vanished no matter what? If a culture loses its world view and religion, does it lose its essence? Or can it retain its identity and absorb a new world view? Can the Sawi be Sawi without their religion, cannibalistic practices and headhunting?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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