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. Why is Beray not welcoming to the men from Wiyar?

2. What does Hato say about God?

3. Where are dead bodies interred in a Sawi village?

4. What does Richardson believe keeps true peace from existing among Sawi people?

5. How do the Sawi prepare a body for burial?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Biakadon?

2. What surprises Richardson about the Sawi language?

3. What does Kimi come to do to Warahai?

4. What does Richardson see as the true battle in Chapter 13, War at my Door?

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

6. What does Richardson see in the ritual of the Sawi peace child which gives him hope about sharing his Christian message with the villagers?

7. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?

8. A Sawi woman dies in childbirth along with the twins that she gives birth to. What do the Sawi believe about twins?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

During the time Richardson and his wife live with the Sawi people, change comes to both missionary and village people. Describe the change that the final chapter lays out in terms of the Sawi people. How have they been changed? What basic behaviors have been altered? How is Don Richardson different from the young man who set out from Canada on this journey?

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