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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 principle does Don Richardson believe God gives him to offer the tribal people?

2. What is the Eren ceremony?

3. What effect does the tide have upon the black, algae-stained Kronkel river?

4. Who is building Richardson's house?

5. Do the Sawi warriors bring weapons with them to Pirimapun?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kinds of weapons does Yae take on the trip?

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

3. How does Kauwan display "saravon," a customary display of force, and why does he do this when Yae arrives at the village of Haenam?

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

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

6. What tools appears in Chapter 12, Patriarch of the Tumdu, which are new to Sawi culture?

7. What do the young 7-month-old Stephen and the grown Sawi man Narai have in common?

8. Why do the Sawi people hide in the thorn bushes when the plane comes?

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

10. What about the jungle frightens Don Richardson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Richardson has a theory that the distance between the Sawi culture and his own can be bridged if he can find an analogy between the two. What is a cultural analogy? What is the bridge that Richardson finds? How does he recognize it?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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