Peace Child Test | Final Test - Hard

Don Richardson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Sawi people do if twins are born?

2. Who reads the Christmas scripture at the worship service?

3. What problems does Richardson face personally as he starts his sixth month of living with the Sawi people?

4. What is the fourth level of despair?

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

Essay Topics

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

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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