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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 Don Richardson most shocked to discover about the Sawi people?
2. What is the first level of despair?
3. What does Richardson build after five years among the Sawi to replace his small thatchbox home?
4. What do Aham and Richardson have in common?
5. What are the relatives of Warahai doing to his body now that they believe his soul has left?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the custom of fighting as described in Chapter 13, War at my Door?
2. What does Mahaen think the underlying reason for "gefam asan" is?
3. What is the Sawidome?
4. What does Richardson see in the ritual of the Sawi peace child which gives him hope about sharing his Christian message with the villagers?
5. What does Richardson see as the true battle in Chapter 13, War at my Door?
6. What happens when the Richardson family and their Sawi friends capsized in the dugout?
7. Who is Biakadon?
8. What are the four levels of despair in the Sawi ritual of "gefam asan"?
9. How do the Sawi people know that Warahai's soul has left his body?
10. What does Kimi come to do to Warahai?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
It takes a great deal of intelligence to survive in the jungle without modern technology. Yet we often describe cultures like the Sawi tribe as "primitive." What is the difference between the kind of intelligence it takes for a Sawi family to survive in a stone age civilization and the kind of intelligence it takes to graduate from an American university? Are there different kinds of knowledge? Is a Sawi person more observant than the typical American student or less? How would a modern American student fare if set in the jungle with stone tools? How would a Sawi person do in high school or college? Write an essay contemplating Sawi intelligence.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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