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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. Who does Gemmy believe has the power in the McIvor family?
(a) Jock
(b) Janet
(c) Ellen
(d) Lachlan

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

3. How does Gemmy act after the visitors leave?
(a) He becomes agitated.
(b) He continues working as if nothing happened.
(c) He seems at peace and calm.
(d) He is clearly unnerved.

4. Why does Ellen become kinder to Gemmy in this chapter?
(a) She believes his presence has brought her and Jock closer together.
(b) She believes he has suffered enough.
(c) She realizes that he is mentally challenged.
(d) She wants to protect him from the settlers.

5. What is George's impression of Leona?
(a) He is put off by her manner.
(b) He is awestruck by her beauty.
(c) He is confused by her.
(d) He immediately likes her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Janet become irritated with Lachlan?

2. Who does Gemmy get to know better through visits to Mrs. Hutchence's house?

3. How was George treated as a child?

4. How do many of the settlers react when they find out the natives visited Gemmy?

5. What does Gemmy represent for the settlers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the attributes that make Mrs. Hutchence unique in the community

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

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

4. Where does George want to travel to when he graduates from school? Why is this his dream?

5. Why do the settlers come to visit Mrs. Hutchence's house?

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

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

8. What does Comet River represent for the white settlers?

9. How does Jock's opinion of his wife change in this chapter?

10. Why does Lachlan boast so often? Why does this bother Janet?

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