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. What two villages are fighting on the Tuan's doorstep?

2. What insult is hurtled at a Haenam youth which almost starts a serious battle?

3. What medicine do the Richardsons have which saves the lives of Mavu, Nair and Paha?

4. In the Sawi language, how many tenses does each verb have?

5. How many teachers are working in the new Sawi school?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the four levels of despair in the Sawi ritual of "gefam asan"?

3. What ritual do the Sawi villagers engage in which inspires the title of this book?

4. When the Richardsons inform the Sawi leaders that they will be moving, what surprising response do they receive?

5. Why is the arrival of Hurip, the injured Kayagar, such a challenge?

6. In May of 1963 what happened to the government of New Guinea?

7. What do the Richardsons conclude about the ongoing violence which they face amid the combined Sawi village communities?

8. How do the Sawi people know that Warahai's soul has left his body?

9. What does Mahaen think the underlying reason for "gefam asan" is?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Don Richardson's goal in coming to live with the Sawi people? He states that he is not interested in simply signing up converts or even in teaching the next generation Christian principals and behavior. What does he want? And why?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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