Peace Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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. Where is Yae's wife, Kautap, cooking as Yae waits to go to Haenam?

2. What do Sawi men smoke in their pipes?

3. Who actually completes the murder of Yae?

4. What do the Sawi assume when they hear that the Tuans are almost all men?

5. Which of these terms can be used to describe the tribe?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Biakadon?

2. What do the Richardsons conclude about the ongoing violence which they face amid the combined Sawi village communities?

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

4. What does Richardson believe is unavoidable in modern life?

5. What is the ritual Richardson describes that has taken the place of actually giving a child to a neighboring village?

6. How do the Sawi people know that Warahai's soul has left his body?

7. The Sawi people have a saying "the spirits have accepted our skin-grease in their rivers." What does this mean?

8. Why does the ecstatic Sawi communal expression of "hahap kaman" so deeply affect Richardson?

9. What do the elders Kigo, Hato and Numu do with the gifts they receive from the Tuans who are on the boat?

10. What is Carol Richardson's reaction to the sight of 200 armed warriors and the women and children standing massed, awaiting their arrival?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Every culture has rituals for the process of death, dying and grief. What specifically are the Sawi rituals for each of these stages? What beliefs are these rituals based on?

Essay Topic 2

Human beings interpret stories based on experience. The Sawi people interpret the story of Jesus based upon their own world view and practical human experience. How does their interpretation of Judas as the hero of the Jesus story come out of their cultural experience? What parallel are they using to understand the story? What experience in their own lives leads them to see Judas as the hero?

Essay Topic 3

Richardson's agenda is to share the Christian gospel with the Sawi people which he believes will transform their violent culture into a more peaceful one. There are many obstacles, however. What obstacle does language present to him? Even more troubling for Richardson is the lack of cultural parallels between the Judeo-Christian world view and the Sawi world view. Write about the difference of introducing Christianity into a Jewish culture vs. introducing Christianity into the Sawi culture.

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