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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. Who is Yellagonga?
2. How is this carried out?
3. What does Dora's father Lubin suggest?
4. What do Yalbung and Beeboo hear when they are hunting near the river?
5. How many wives does Kundilla have?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Molly confident that they will be able to get home?
2. Why do you think the white people prevent the Aborigines from carrying out their traditional rituals and dances?
3. Did Molly, Daisy and Gracie gain anything by escaping from Moore River?
4. Why are the Aborigines afraid of white men?
5. Are the white men in chapter too greedy?
6. How do the white people at the depot react to the birth of the mixed race child?
7. How do the girls' families react when the children are taken?
8. Do Kundilla and his people live a good life?
9. Do the Aborigines receive justice in chapter three?
10. Did anyone have a happy ending in this story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The rabbit-proof fence is a very important object in this book. Discuss the symbolism of the fence. What does it stand for and why? Does it mean different things to different people?
Essay Topic 2
In this story, white people dominate and oppress the Aboriginal people, and take their land away from them. The Aborigines cannot fight back, so the white people do what they want. Discuss the idea of 'might is right' and what the author is trying to tell us about it.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss freedom in this story. How is it represented and what does the author say about it? How important is freedom? Who is free and who is not?
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