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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Richardson build after five years among the Sawi to replace his small thatchbox home?
2. What fruits and flowers do the missionaries introduce to the Sawi?
3. What does Richardson organize to celebrate his first Christmas with the Sawi?
4. What is Don Richardson most shocked to discover about the Sawi people?
5. What is the first thing Warahi says when he comes out of his coma?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Cross-cultural communication has always been part of human life. In recent times, however, with our ability to travel so easily and quickly, the mixing of cultures has become commonplace. Richardson was working with the Sawi people at a time when travel was becoming very accessible. What are the ethical issues of influencing another culture? Does Richardson have the right to intrude upon the Sawi people? Is it his responsibility to share valuable wisdom with people who have not been exposed to ideas which can bring peace and understanding in new ways?
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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