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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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.
2. Where do the girls spend their first night on the run?
(a) Hidden in a barn.
(b) Out in the open, wrapped in their spare clothes.
(c) Under a tree.
(d) In a hollowed out rabbit burrow.
3. Who does the captain hand the girls over to, to be looked after during the voyage?
(a) George Johnson, a crewmember.
(b) Raymond Baxter, a sailor.
(c) Gwen Campbell, the stewardess.
(d) Mimi-Ali, an injured Aborigine woman.
4. How does the Superintendent feel about the baby?
(a) He is angry with Maude.
(b) He is embarrassed that she was born at his station.
(c) He says nice things.
(d) He thinks she is disgusting.
5. Why does Molly think she is too old for school?
(a) Aborigine girls finish school at ten years old.
(b) She has reached puberty and is old enough to marry.
(c) Everyone else at Moore River is much younger than her.
(d) She has already grown up in black culture so is too old now to change.
6. What do the girls at Moore River wear as shoes?
(b) Big, heavy snow boots.
(c) They do not have shoes.
(d) Thin bark slippers.
7. The girls meet two other half-caste girls, called Eva and Nora. What do these two girls think will happen to them soon?
(a) They will be given jobs at a school in the city.
(b) They will carry on with education and go to university.
(c) They will get a job on a station near their families.
(d) They will marry rich white men.
8. The girls are then handed over again, this time to Constable Pollett. How do they travel to Port Headland?
(a) By boat.
(b) They walk.
(c) By train.
(d) By car.
9. When the girls hear footsteps they quickly hide. What do the girls think they see?
(a) A witch.
(b) One of their gods.
(c) A strange animal.
(d) A flesh-eating spirit.
10. What precautions do the girls take when they think that their pursuers are close on their trail?
(a) They stay away from homesteads and don't light fires.
(b) They cover themselves in dirt so that they look more like black children.
(c) They abandon the rabbit-proof fence and cut across the desert.
(d) They only travel at night.
11. Where do they stop off to hand the sick Aboriginal women over to the hospital?
(a) Marble Bar.
(b) Port Headland.
12. What will actually happen to them?
(a) They will be kept in a settlement for half-caste girls for the rest of their lives.
(b) They will be sent further away from their families to work on dairy farms.
(c) They will be sent to work as servants in England.
(d) They will be imprisoned.
13. What do a group of Aborigine men give the girls?
(b) Shoes and coats.
(c) Matches and salt.
(d) Food and water.
14. Where is Maude's baby born?
(a) In a hut in Jigalong.
(b) At their camp south of Jigalong.
(c) In the baby's father's house.
(d) In the hospital at Perth.
15. Why does Martha warn the girls not to go near the cave?
(a) It is off limits and they will be punished if they are caught.
(b) It is very dark inside and they might get lost.
(c) It is slippery and dangerous.
(d) There are strange hairy creatures living in it.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the girls reach the heathlands, what do they see?
2. When are the girls allowed sheets on their beds?
3. When do Aboriginal girls marry?
4. Why is Molly confident that the tracker will not be able to follow them?
5. What happens at the big meeting held during the holidays at the end of the year?
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