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. How do the Sawi prepare a body for burial?

2. Why is Beray not welcoming to the men from Wiyar?

3. Why is it so difficult for the Sawi people to convert to Richardson's faith?

4. Who is the first patriarch in the Sawi tribe to convert to Christianity?

5. What does Don Richardson respect about the Sawi men?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is God's "Tarop"?

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

3. What is "aumamay"?

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

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

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

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

8. What have the Sawi built in the time after modern life and Christianity have come to them?

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

10. What does Kimi come to do to Warahai?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Peace Child is what Richardson calls a "redemptive analogy." What does he mean by this? What is the redemptive story that Richardson is trying to teach them and why does the Sawi ritual of the Peace Child provide a connection? What does the peace child represent for the Sawi people? For Richardson?

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