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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 was Brisbane like when the McIvors first arrived there?
(a) Lively and bright
(b) Beautiful and open
(c) Muddy and gloomy
(d) Entirely wild

2. What do some of the settlers think Gemmy's motive was in moving to the settlement?
(a) To rob their homes
(b) To spy on them for the English
(c) To take over the settlement
(d) To spy on them for the natives

3. Who does Leona easily converse with?
(a) George
(b) Hec
(c) Lachlan
(d) Janet

4. How does Gemmy get food once in Queensland?
(a) He helps the natives hunt.
(b) He hunts for himself.
(c) He steals it from the settlers.
(d) He steals it from the natives.

5. What does Andy do after the natives leave the McIvors' farm?
(a) He confronts Gemmy about the natives' visit.
(b) He collects evidence of Gemmy's visitors.
(c) He tells Jock about the natives' visit.
(d) He attacks Gemmy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is it problematic that Andy tells the men about the stone the natives give Gemmy?

2. How does Jock feel about the changes he sees occurring in his community?

3. Which of Jock's neighbors refuses to back down about Gemmy?

4. Which of the settlers seems to understand and connect with Gemmy the most in this chapter?

5. What does George Abbot often study in the afternoons?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gemmy come to be on the island of Queensland?

2. How do Gemmy's language skills change as he begins observing the white settlers?

3. How does Janet initially interact with Gemmy once he is living with the McIvors?

4. Describe what happens to Janet in this chapter when she removes her bonnet and veil while beekeeping.

5. Describe Gemmy's appearance when the children first come upon him

6. Describe the two events that happen in this chapter which unnerve Jock.

7. How old does George Abbot want the people in the settlement to think he is? How old is he actually?

8. Describe Gemmy's relationship with Mr. Frazer in this chapter.

9. How does Mr. Frazer react when Jim Sweetman refuses the native fruit? How does this contrast with his views on native plants at the end of the chapter?

10. What did Gemmy do that affected Janet and Lachlan's lives?

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