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
The author believes that remote tribes such as the Sawi should be contacted. Why does he believe this? Is it simply for reasons of conversion? What does the author believe is inevitable for these remote people? Why does he feel justified in the being "first contact" for these ancient cultures?
Essay Topic 2
The interaction between the stone age and modern culture is a rare event. The drama of this story is the stunning clash of two worlds. What events in the book most dramatically reveal the strangeness between Tuan/Sawi? The plane? The boat? Selling of a child for an ax? The killing of Yao? The rituals? The cannibalism? Chose three of the most significant and dramatic events and describe them. What is it about these three events which clarify the deep differences between these two cultures?
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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