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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. Where are dead bodies interred in a Sawi village?
3. Why is Richardson so excited about the peace child ritual?
4. What machine does the Richardson family have that is very mysterious to the Sawi people?
5. What is Aham's role in the village?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the Sawi people know that Warahai's soul has left his body?
2. What happens when the Richardson family and their Sawi friends capsized in the dugout?
3. What does Richardson see as the true battle in Chapter 13, War at my Door?
4. Who is Biakadon?
5. What is the Sawidome?
6. Why is the arrival of Hurip, the injured Kayagar, such a challenge?
7. Why does Carol's warm wash water have black specks in it?
8. What do the Richardsons conclude about the ongoing violence which they face amid the combined Sawi village communities?
9. What ritual do the Sawi villagers engage in which inspires the title of this book?
10. A Sawi woman dies in childbirth along with the twins that she gives birth to. What do the Sawi believe about twins?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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
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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