Peace Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Don Richardson
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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

Richardson believes that change is inevitable for the Sawi people. How do the changes which he encouraged prepare them for the modern world that would soon descend upon them? Is there a choice for the Sawi people? Would the old ways have vanished no matter what? If a culture loses its world view and religion, does it lose its essence? Or can it retain its identity and absorb a new world view? Can the Sawi be Sawi without their religion, cannibalistic practices and headhunting?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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