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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. Why does George Abbot ignore Lachlan in class?
(a) He finds Lachlan annoying.
(b) He does not like to be challenged.
(c) He dislikes the McIvor family.
(d) He does not care about motivating students.

2. What does Lachlan pretend his stick is?
(a) A leash
(b) A gun
(c) A tree
(d) A sword

3. What prevents Gemmy from helping Jock around the farm?
(a) He cannot speak English.
(b) He is too physically weak.
(c) He is too young.
(d) He is easily confused.

4. What do the Aborigines call the white settlers?
(a) Land thieves
(b) Devil people
(c) White spirits
(d) Evil spirits

5. What does Gemmy represent for the settlers?
(a) The unknown danger of the natives.
(b) The effects of poverty.
(c) The fate of their children.
(d) The fate they could face one day.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where do the three children find the "dark figure"?

3. Who is the primary focus of George's anger and frustration?

4. How does Jock feel about his unease with Gemmy's presence in the family's home?

5. How does Ned Corcoran react when he sees an aborigine on his property?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to Gemmy's language skills as he lives with the natives?

3. 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?

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

5. Describe the event that caused Willett's death.

6. How does Gemmy attempt to maintain his ties to the aborigines in this chapter?

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

8. How does Ellen react to the changes in Jock?

9. Describe the mob's attack on Gemmy.

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

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