Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
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?
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?
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