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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 does "gefam ason" mean?
2. What does Hato say about God?
3. Why is Beray not welcoming to the men from Wiyar?
4. What machine does the Richardson family have that is very mysterious to the Sawi people?
5. Why do the young boys spread the news that the Richardson family is eating brains?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kimi come to do to Warahai?
2. What happens when the Richardson family and their Sawi friends capsized in the dugout?
3. What does Mahaen think the underlying reason for "gefam asan" is?
4. What does Richardson see in the ritual of the Sawi peace child which gives him hope about sharing his Christian message with the villagers?
5. In Chapter 24, what does Richardson organize and describe that would have been impossible when he first arrived?
6. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?
7. What are the four levels of despair in the Sawi ritual of "gefam asan"?
8. What is the Sawidome?
9. A Sawi woman dies in childbirth along with the twins that she gives birth to. What do the Sawi believe about twins?
10. What is "aumamay"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Every culture has rituals for the process of death, dying and grief. What specifically are the Sawi rituals for each of these stages? What beliefs are these rituals based on?
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
Human beings interpret stories based on experience. The Sawi people interpret the story of Jesus based upon their own world view and practical human experience. How does their interpretation of Judas as the hero of the Jesus story come out of their cultural experience? What parallel are they using to understand the story? What experience in their own lives leads them to see Judas as the hero?
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