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Don Richardson
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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 Prairie Bible Institute?

2. How many wives does the patriarch of Tumdu have?

3. What does the high pitched command signal should happen?

4. What kind of flour do the Sawi women use to make bread?

5. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the phrase "cool water" mean in the Sawi language?

2. What is "aumamay"?

3. Why is Narai waiting in the elephant grass, in his small dugout? What is his purpose and job to do on this auspicious day?

4. Why does Richardson title this chapter "Baptism of Strangeness"?

5. When the Richardsons inform the Sawi leaders that they will be moving, what surprising response do they receive?

6. What happens when the Richardson family and their Sawi friends capsized in the dugout?

7. Why was Yae so confident and relaxed on this visit to the Haenam village?

8. Does Ebenezer Vine promise the students fame and fortune?

9. What are the Sawi concerned about when Richardson takes a bath in the Kronkel river?

10. What tools appears in Chapter 12, Patriarch of the Tumdu, which are new to Sawi culture?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Richardson has a theory that the distance between the Sawi culture and his own can be bridged if he can find an analogy between the two. What is a cultural analogy? What is the bridge that Richardson finds? How does he recognize it?

Essay Topic 3

The shift of government from the remote Dutch authorities to the more present Indonesian authorities brings tremendous change to the Sawi people. What does Richardson say about that change? How and why is that change so dramatic?

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