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. Near the end of the book, Richardson describes a new place where the mission plane lands. What is that place?

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

3. Why does Amio want Hurip to die?

4. In the Sawi language, how many tenses does each verb have?

5. Why is Hato so filled with grief?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the custom of fighting as described in Chapter 13, War at my Door?

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

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

5. What is "aumamay"?

6. In May of 1963 what happened to the government of New Guinea?

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

8. What is the Sawidome?

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

10. What does "my liver trembles" mean in the Sawi idiom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

Why have the Sawi people been so protected from the modern world and its technological advances? Write an essay which explores both the physical reasons (geography), lifestyle, and world view of the Sawi culture which has kept it at such a remote distance.

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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