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. Where is Netherlands New Guinea, or Irian Jaya as it is later called, located in relation to Australia?

2. What does the high pitched command signal should happen?

3. What do the Sawi warriors do when they meet Don Richardson and John McCain for the first time?

4. What brings the Sawi villagers to a sudden halt when they hear it for the first time?

5. What does eating flesh for the first time mean to Sawi children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "aumamay"?

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

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

4. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?

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

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

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

8. Why is Narai waiting in the elephant grass, in his small dugout? What is his purpose and job to do on this auspicious day?

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

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

Essay 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The shift of government from the remote Dutch authorities to the more present Indonesian authorities brings tremendous change to the Sawi people. What does Richardson say about that change? How and why is that change so dramatic?

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