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 is the name of Don and Carol Richardson's second child?

2. Why is Hato so filled with grief?

3. What does Don Richardson say to the battling warriors?

4. What does Don Richardson believe the real battle is about?

5. What does Richardson believe keeps true peace from existing among Sawi people?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 24, what does Richardson organize and describe that would have been impossible when he first arrived?

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

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

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

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

6. What does the phrase "cool water" mean in the Sawi language?

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

8. What is the custom of fighting as described in Chapter 13, War at my Door?

9. A Sawi woman dies in childbirth along with the twins that she gives birth to. What do the Sawi believe about twins?

10. Why does Carol's warm wash water have black specks in it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are moments when Don Richardson is transformed and sees the Sawi people not as "other" but as individual human beings much like himself. Choose a few of those moments and write about the process of his own personal shift of perception in terms of understanding the Sawi people in a new way. What does he come to respect and admire about them?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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