Peace Child Test | Final 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. What is the first level of despair?

2. What fruits and flowers do the missionaries introduce to the Sawi?

3. In Sawi what does "cool water" mean?

4. In 1963 who does the Dutch government begin to give control of the Netherlands New Guinea to?

5. How many people can be seated at a worship service inside the new Sawidome?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Don Richardson shares the story of Jesus with the Sawi men, what is their reaction?

2. What does Kimi come to do to Warahai?

3. Why does Carol's warm wash water have black specks in it?

4. What does Richardson promise to teach the Sawi Christians?

5. Who is God's "Tarop"?

6. In Chapter 24, what does Richardson organize and describe that would have been impossible when he first arrived?

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

8. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?

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

10. What does Mahaen think the underlying reason for "gefam asan" is?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During the time Richardson and his wife live with the Sawi people, change comes to both missionary and village people. Describe the change that the final chapter lays out in terms of the Sawi people. How have they been changed? What basic behaviors have been altered? How is Don Richardson different from the young man who set out from Canada on this journey?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The Sawi language is multi-layered, very complex, poetic, and sophisticated. Why would such a language arise from a culture that has no written language? Or is the fact that the Sawi do not have a written language part of the reason that the verbal language has become so sophisticated? Is their remoteness an asset in terms of language development? Has it given them time to develop a more pure and complicated way to communicate? Or is it the fact that they are such an ancient culture? Richardson struggles with understanding how such a language could come from the Sawi people. What are his thoughts and observations about the Sawi language?

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