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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. What is a wuungku?
2. How did the first white invaders trick the Aboriginal men?
3. What nationality is Captain Fremantle?
4. Why do the soldiers abandon the military outpost?
5. What do Bidgup and Meedo decide to do about the food problem?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the white people at the depot react to the birth of the mixed race child?
2. Do Kundilla and his people live a good life?
3. How do Aborigine people hunt and kill their food?
4. The girls meet other mixed race girls at the girls' home in Perth. How have these girls been misled?
5. Why was the rabbit-proof fence built and does it fulfill the purpose it was built for?
6. Is there anything positive about Moore River?
7. How does Moore River attempt to make the children culturally 'white' and forget their Aboriginal identity?
8. Who behaves the worst in this book?
9. How do the girls' families react when the children are taken?
10. Why did the first white men to encounter Aborigines in this area treat them so badly?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why do you think the author waited until chapter five before introducing the main girls? Why give us so much history in the previous chapters? Do you think this is effective?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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