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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Jigalong appealing to the Aborigines?
2. How does the Superintendent feel about the baby?
3. What are the girls told they are not allowed to do at the school?
4. What do a group of Aborigine men give the girls?
5. What is 'the boob'?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the symbolism of the wildflowers, plants and animals in this story. Why are there so many descriptions of nature?
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 the importance of home and family in this story. How are these ideas different in Aborigine and white society? What do home and family mean to the girls? Are there any symbols of home?
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