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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What problems does Richardson face personally as he starts his sixth month of living with the Sawi people?
2. Near the end of the book, Richardson describes a new place where the mission plane lands. What is that place?
3. Why do the young boys spread the news that the Richardson family is eating brains?
4. What is the fourth level of despair?
5. How many people can be seated at a worship service inside the new Sawidome?
Essay Topic 1
The interaction between the stone age and modern culture is a rare event. The drama of this story is the stunning clash of two worlds. What events in the book most dramatically reveal the strangeness between Tuan/Sawi? The plane? The boat? Selling of a child for an ax? The killing of Yao? The rituals? The cannibalism? Chose three of the most significant and dramatic events and describe them. What is it about these three events which clarify the deep differences between these two cultures?
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
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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