Rabbit-proof Fence Test | Final Test - Easy

Doris Pilkington Garimara
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the girls want to speak up when Miss Campbell introduces them to the staff member?
(a) They want to tell her that they are very hungry.
(b) They want to tell her that they do not want to be separated.
(c) They want to tell her that she pronounced their names wrong.
(d) They want to tell her that they are from Jigalong, not Nullagine.

2. What is Molly's plan?
(a) To hitch-hike and ask for help from farms and villages.
(b) To get the train back to Jigalong.
(c) To find the rabbit-proof fence and follow it to Jigalong.
(d) To stow away on a ship heading north, then walk to Jigalong.

3. What does Molly decide that night?
(a) That she must protect Gracie and Daisy.
(b) That they must escape.
(c) That she will never accept white culture.
(d) That they must play along with the rules so that they are not punished.

4. How old is Daisy?
(a) Six.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Nine.
(d) Thirteen.

5. Who does the captain hand the girls over to, to be looked after during the voyage?
(a) Gwen Campbell, the stewardess.
(b) Raymond Baxter, a sailor.
(c) George Johnson, a crewmember.
(d) Mimi-Ali, an injured Aborigine woman.

6. As they go through the city, what suddenly frightens the girls?
(a) A church bell.
(b) A ship's horn.
(c) A gunshot.
(d) A tram.

7. What do a group of Aborigine men give the girls?
(a) Blankets.
(b) Matches and salt.
(c) Shoes and coats.
(d) Food and water.

8. How does Molly's father interact with his child?
(a) Brings her gifts.
(b) Takes her away.
(c) Refuses to have anything to do with her.
(d) Tries to teach her to be English.

9. What is 'the boob'?
(a) A building where the food is kept.
(b) A building where girls are locked up as punishment.
(c) A scary pit that girls are made to spend the night in as punishment.
(d) A torture device used for punishing bad children.

10. What makes Molly think the dormitory looks like a jail?
(a) The doors are padlocked and there are bars at the windows.
(b) There are guards and guard-dogs outside.
(c) It is a black, imposing building with a high wall around it.
(d) There are no windows.

11. How do the Aboriginal people make Jigalong a permanent 'sitting down place'?
(a) They chase out all the white people and claim it for themselves.
(b) They build permanent houses.
(c) They make it the gathering place for all the tribes.
(d) Sacred objects are brought and buried there.

12. What becomes a regular weekend event?
(a) Pilgrimages into the Law.
(b) Telling stories of the ancestors around the communal fire.
(c) A ritual dance.
(d) Hunting and gathering traditional foods.

13. Where do they spend the night before traveling on to Moore River?
(a) Inside the car.
(b) A hotel in Perth.
(c) A settlement at Mogumber.
(d) The East Perth Girl's Home.

14. When do Aboriginal girls marry?
(a) At twenty-five.
(b) Aboriginal people do not have a concept of marriage.
(c) Between five and ten years old.
(d) As adolescents.

15. Who does Miss Campbell hand the girls over to when they reach the Moore River School?
(a) The caretaker.
(b) Martha Jones.
(c) Polly Martin.
(d) Miss Evans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the common view of half-caste children at this time?

2. The girls meet two other half-caste girls, called Eva and Nora. What do these two girls think will happen to them soon?

3. Why is Jigalong appealing to the Aborigines?

4. What do the girls think of the city?

5. Why do new arrivals at the school create hope?

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