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 does Hato say about God?

2. Who stands at the front of the battle, on the front line, so to speak?

3. What are the relatives of Warahai doing to his body now that they believe his soul has left?

4. What does Don Richardson respect about the Sawi men?

5. Mahean is the first to step forward to try to carry out the peace child ritual. What stops him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the arrival of Hurip, the injured Kayagar, such a challenge?

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

4. What are the four levels of despair in the Sawi ritual of "gefam asan"?

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

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

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

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

9. Who is Biakadon?

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

Peace Child is what Richardson calls a "redemptive analogy." What does he mean by this? What is the redemptive story that Richardson is trying to teach them and why does the Sawi ritual of the Peace Child provide a connection? What does the peace child represent for the Sawi people? For Richardson?

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 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?

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