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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where do they stop off to hand the sick Aboriginal women over to the hospital?
(a) Port Headland.
(d) Marble Bar.
2. What is the usual breakfast?
(a) Cold stew.
(b) A glass of water flavored with sugar.
(c) Weevily porridge.
(d) Toast and jam.
3. When the girls hear footsteps they quickly hide. What do the girls think they see?
(a) A witch.
(b) A flesh-eating spirit.
(c) A strange animal.
(d) One of their gods.
4. What do the girls want to ask him, but do not dare?
(a) Where they are being taken and what will happen to them.
(b) Whether there are black people in other places in the world.
(c) Whether the slaves who built the pyramids were like them, or like the white men.
(d) Why the white people came to Australia in the first place.
5. 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.
6. When the girls reach the heathlands, what do they see?
(a) Beautiful and unusual wildflowers.
(b) A large lake blocking their way.
(c) A large lake blocking their way.
(d) Strange animals.
7. What happens at the big meeting held during the holidays at the end of the year?
(a) They celebrate Christmas.
(b) War is declared on the white people.
(c) Traditional ceremonies and rituals are performed.
(d) Marriages take place only at this time of year.
8. Why are the girls frightened when they get off the boat?
(a) They do not know where they are being taken.
(b) There are strange animals everywhere.
(c) The port is very crowded and noisy.
(d) They see men with guns.
9. How does the grandmother protect the new baby from any evil spirits nearby?
(a) She covers the baby in a special salve.
(b) She places a protective amulet around the baby's neck.
(c) She insults the baby.
(d) She sprinkles water on the baby.
10. What does Molly decide that night?
(a) That they must escape.
(b) That she must protect Gracie and Daisy.
(c) That she will never accept white culture.
(d) That they must play along with the rules so that they are not punished.
11. Why can't the girls eat the rabbit that Gracie catches?
(a) It is too small, so there isn't enough meat on it.
(b) Their bodies are not used to meat, so they will be ill.
(c) They think rabbits are poisonous to eat.
(d) They have no matches to start a fire.
12. Why does Mr. Keeling advise the Department of Native Affairs that the half-caste children should be removed from Jigalong?
(a) They eat too much food.
(b) It is degrading for them to run around with the darker skinned children.
(c) They are an embarrassment.
(d) They are not getting a fair chance.
13. 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.
14. What do the girls at Moore River wear as shoes?
(a) Thin bark slippers.
(c) They do not have shoes.
(d) Big, heavy snow boots.
15. What is 'the boob'?
(a) A torture device used for punishing bad children.
(b) A scary pit that girls are made to spend the night in as punishment.
(c) A building where the food is kept.
(d) A building where girls are locked up as punishment.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does the policeman tell the girls they are going?
2. How do Molly and Gracie's family express their sorrow when the girls are taken?
3. Where do the girls spend their first night on the run?
4. Where is Maude's baby born?
5. When do Aboriginal girls marry?
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