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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What becomes a regular weekend event?
(a) Pilgrimages into the Law.
(b) A ritual dance.
(c) Telling stories of the ancestors around the communal fire.
(d) Hunting and gathering traditional foods.
2. What do the girls think of the city?
(a) They think it is exciting.
(b) They find it boring.
(c) They think it is wonderful.
(d) They think it is noisy and unfriendly.
3. Why is Jigalong appealing to the Aborigines?
(a) They will be able to live in houses rather than stick shelters.
(b) It is a place where they can learn English.
(c) No guns are allowed in the settlement.
(d) Food, and safety from the white people.
4. What is Molly's plan?
(a) To find the rabbit-proof fence and follow it to Jigalong.
(b) To hitch-hike and ask for help from farms and villages.
(c) To stow away on a ship heading north, then walk to Jigalong.
(d) To get the train back to Jigalong.
5. Why does Mr. Keeling advise the Department of Native Affairs that the half-caste children should be removed from Jigalong?
(a) It is degrading for them to run around with the darker skinned children.
(b) They are an embarrassment.
(c) They eat too much food.
(d) They are not getting a fair chance.
6. How do Gracie and Daisy react when Molly tells them of her plan to escape?
(a) They are excited.
(b) They think she is joking.
(c) They are frightened.
(d) They do not want to leave.
7. What is 'the boob'?
(a) A torture device used for punishing bad children.
(b) A building where girls are locked up as punishment.
(c) A building where the food is kept.
(d) A scary pit that girls are made to spend the night in as punishment.
8. Why does Molly sometimes wish she didn't have light skin?
(a) The other children insult her.
(b) She is afraid she will be taken away.
(c) She thinks the spirits will hate her.
(d) She thinks darker skin is prettier.
9. Why does the Protector of Aborigines think there is no point in trying to recapture Molly and Daisy?
(a) They obviously think of themselves as black.
(b) They would only keep escaping again, because they know how to survive in the bush.
(c) They would have to be separated or locked up, and this would be worse than being in the bush.
(d) They would become violent if forced away from their families again.
10. Where do they spend the night before traveling on to Moore River?
(a) Inside the car.
(b) A settlement at Mogumber.
(c) A hotel in Perth.
(d) The East Perth Girl's Home.
11. Where do they stop off to hand the sick Aboriginal women over to the hospital?
(c) Port Headland.
(d) Marble Bar.
12. How does Molly's father interact with his child?
(a) Takes her away.
(b) Brings her gifts.
(c) Refuses to have anything to do with her.
(d) Tries to teach her to be English.
13. Who does the captain hand the girls over to, to be looked after during the voyage?
(a) Raymond Baxter, a sailor.
(b) Gwen Campbell, the stewardess.
(c) Mimi-Ali, an injured Aborigine woman.
(d) George Johnson, a crewmember.
14. What was the common view of half-caste children at this time?
(a) That they would not love their darker skinned families.
(b) That they were monsters.
(c) That they were more intelligent than other Aboriginal children.
(d) That they were inferior to the 'pure whites' and 'pure blacks.'
15. The girls are then handed over again, this time to Constable Pollett. How do they travel to Port Headland?
(a) They walk.
(b) By train.
(c) By car.
(d) By boat.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the crewman teach them?
2. Where do the girls spend their first night on the run?
3. When the girls meet a man on a bike while walking along the fence, what does the man do?
4. Why is Molly confident that the tracker will not be able to follow them?
5. Why does Martha warn the girls not to go near the cave?
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