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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. What is the first level of despair?
2. What fruits and flowers do the missionaries introduce to the Sawi?
3. What is the name of Don and Carol Richardson's second child?
4. What do Aham and Richardson have in common?
5. In the Sawi language, how many tenses does each verb have?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Don Richardson shares the story of Jesus with the Sawi men, what is their reaction?
2. What does "my liver trembles" mean in the Sawi idiom?
3. What surprises Richardson about the Sawi language?
4. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?
5. What is "aumamay"?
6. What is the custom of fighting as described in Chapter 13, War at my Door?
7. What do the Richardsons conclude about the ongoing violence which they face amid the combined Sawi village communities?
8. Why is the arrival of Hurip, the injured Kayagar, such a challenge?
9. What does Richardson promise to teach the Sawi Christians?
10. When the Richardsons inform the Sawi leaders that they will be moving, what surprising response do they receive?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Sawi language is multi-layered, very complex, poetic, and sophisticated. Why would such a language arise from a culture that has no written language? Or is the fact that the Sawi do not have a written language part of the reason that the verbal language has become so sophisticated? Is their remoteness an asset in terms of language development? Has it given them time to develop a more pure and complicated way to communicate? Or is it the fact that they are such an ancient culture? Richardson struggles with understanding how such a language could come from the Sawi people. What are his thoughts and observations about the Sawi language?
Essay Topic 2
Peace Child is a before-and-after book. There is a particular culture in place before Richardson arrived and brought new ideas and there is a particular culture that emerges out of the interchange between the author and the Sawi people. What is the world of the Sawi people like before Richardson arrives? What are the benefits of the Sawi culture before the influence of Richardson and the modern world? What are the challenges?
Essay Topic 3
The world of the Sawi people is very complex and based upon survival needs and a strong structure of family and tribal identity. Write an essay describing some aspect of the complexity that underlies what might seem like a simple hunter/gatherer society. For instance, Richardson finds that the language itself is very sophisticated and nuanced. The system of protection that family ties offer, for instance mother-in-law bonds, is both unique and imaginative. There is symbolism in the clothing, jewelry, and other items that the tribespeople own. Chose some aspect of the Sawi culture and show how there is an underlying sophistication to what might seem "primitive."
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