Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. 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?
Essay Topic 1
Why have the Sawi people been so protected from the modern world and its technological advances? Write an essay which explores both the physical reasons (geography), lifestyle, and world view of the Sawi culture which has kept it at such a remote distance.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Peace Child is what Richardson calls a "redemptive analogy." What does he mean by this? What is the redemptive story that Richardson is trying to teach them and why does the Sawi ritual of the Peace Child provide a connection? What does the peace child represent for the Sawi people? For Richardson?
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