Rabbit-proof Fence Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Doris Pilkington Garimara
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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. As Australia's farms became more successful, what policy did the government introduce?

2. How do the white men try to break the Aboriginal culture?

3. Why can't Bidgup and Meedo use their usual hunting trails?

4. How do the Mardudjara people feel about their work?

5. What happens when Udja complains to a white magistrate that his wife has been stolen by a white man?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are policies introduced to remove 'half-caste' children from their families to take them to places such as Moore River?

2. Should the Aborigines take more action against the white people in chapter two?

3. Why does Captain Fremantle attempt to communicate with the Aborigines, and is he a good man for trying to do this?

4. Is Kundilla too trusting?

5. How do Aborigine people hunt and kill their food?

6. Why do the white people give up the search for Molly and Daisy?

7. Who is to blame for the incident between the white workers who dug the sacred land, and the Mardu?

8. How do the girls' families react when the children are taken?

9. What does Captain Fremantle do wrong when he tries to communicate?

10. Why was the rabbit-proof fence built and does it fulfill the purpose it was built for?

Essay Topics

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

Discuss the symbolism of the wildflowers, plants and animals in this story. Why are there so many descriptions of nature?

Essay Topic 3

How is prejudice represented in this story? Who is prejudiced and why, and what does this cause? What is the author trying to tell the reader about prejudice, and how does she do this?

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