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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 most powerful family relationship in Sawi culture?
2. What do the Sawi warriors bring on their first trading mission to Pirimapun?
3. How many wives does Yae's cousin Wasi have?
4. Why must the women, young men and children leave when Yae's skull is cracked open?
5. Why does Yae's wife, Kautap, throw his stone ax in the river when she hears that her husband has been murdered?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Wario, Mahaen's mother-in-law, agree to be part of Kani's terrible revenge plot?
2. Does Ebenezer Vine promise the students fame and fortune?
3. Who are the people that the author is going to work with?
4. What are the four levels of despair in the Sawi ritual of "gefam asan"?
5. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in modern life?
6. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?
7. Why is Narai waiting in the elephant grass, in his small dugout? What is his purpose and job to do on this auspicious day?
8. What is Carol Richardson's reaction to the sight of 200 armed warriors and the women and children standing massed, awaiting their arrival?
9. What is Ebenezer Vine trying to accomplish with his lecture tour?
10. What do the Richardsons find surprising and difficult about the Sawi people?
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
Metaphor has often been used to explain life and death. How does the metaphor of Christian resurrection and Sawi "remon" parallel each other? What natural phenomenon do they both use to explain rebirth?
Essay Topic 3
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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