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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the children think the figure is when they first see it?
(a) A white person
(b) A black person
(c) A sailor
(d) A monster

2. Who examines Gemmy at the schoolhouse?
(a) Lachlan
(b) Jock McIvor
(c) George Abbot
(d) Mr. Frazer

3. Why does Gemmy unnerve the settlers?
(a) He seems to be watching them carefully.
(b) His skin is blackened.
(c) He moves stealthily like a native.
(d) He rarely speaks.

4. What concerns Jock most about Gemmy?
(a) He looks like he is black.
(b) The reaction he gets from the neighbors
(c) The reaction he gets from the children
(d) He rarely speaks.

5. What happened to two of the McIvors' children?
(a) They left the settlement.
(b) They returned to Scotland.
(c) They returned to England.
(d) They died.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspect of Gemmy's personality allows him to avoid the settlers' questions?

2. Where does Mrs. Hutchence live in the settlement?

3. Who does George Abbot forbid from attending school?

4. What does George Abbot do to convince everyone he is older than he is?

5. How does Gemmy react when he speaks to the children?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does George choose to study French in the afternoons?

2. What is Andy's version of the meeting Gemmy has with the natives? What is incorrect about his version?

3. What does Jock do when the men confront him about Gemmy's visit with the natives?

4. How does Jock's opinion of his neighbors change in this chapter?

5. How does Gemmy move around the McIvors? How does this make the family feel? Why?

6. What does Lachlan do that makes Jock proud of him?

7. What does Gemmy think bothers Jock McIvor most about his presence on their farm?

8. How does Gemmy's arrival disrupt Jock's lifestyle?

9. What is Gemmy reminded of when he sees fire? How does this make him feel?

10. Describe the events that occurred during the McIvors first years in Australia

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