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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The West," when did Conway say Australia had one of the highest per capita incomes in the world?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1918.
(d) 1921.

2. While at Coorain, what did Conway's father do at night?
(a) Read.
(b) Worked on his records.
(c) Wrote.
(d) Cleaned the house.

3. By 1914, what happened to most of the farms in Australia?
(a) They were privatized.
(b) They had doubled in size.
(c) They were broken up.
(d) They were sold to the Americans.

4. In the time before World War II, how did the Kers feel about the political events of the world?
(a) They ignored all the news.
(b) They were very interested in them.
(c) They liked the ideas of the Italians.
(d) They agreed with the Americans.

5. What was the result of Bob McLennan's work at Coorain, in "Childhood"?
(a) They could grow more crops.
(b) They could help the war effort better.
(c) They could fire more workers.
(d) They could take a vacation.

6. What did Mrs. Ker do before leaving Coorain for Sydney?
(a) She found a manager for Coorain.
(b) She left the farm to her sons.
(c) She took pictures of the land.
(d) She sold all the sheep.

7. When Conway's mother discovered she had uterine growths, why were the doctors concerned?
(a) That she couldn't get pregnant again.
(b) That she could bleed to death.
(c) That they could harm a fetus.
(d) That they could turn cancerous.

8. What is remarkable about most of the birds that live in the Western Plains of New South Wales?
(a) They are all minature.
(b) They do not sing.
(c) They can not fly.
(d) They follow people around.

9. In "Childhood," what moral issues did Conway spend her time thinking about?
(a) Government taxes.
(b) Education.
(c) Killing.
(d) Stealing.

10. In "Childhood," what did Conway say she was sure of, regarding her parents?
(a) That she was well supported financially.
(b) That she was the favorite child.
(c) That she had their attention.
(d) That she was on her own.

11. What caused Conway's father to question Catholicism?
(a) Marrying Conway's mother.
(b) His parents' opinions.
(c) Working a farm.
(d) World War I.

12. In "The West," how did Conway describe the virtues of Australia?
(a) Stoic.
(b) Loose.
(c) Firm.
(d) Troubled.

13. How did Conway's father receive land in the Western Division?
(a) From his former boss.
(b) From being a soldier.
(c) From investing his savings.
(d) From his grandfather.

14. After World War I, what identity did Australians take pride in?
(a) Atheist.
(b) War hungry.
(c) Native to the land.
(d) English speaking.

15. Why did Mrs. Ker like fund-raising for the Red Cross?
(a) She liked the socialization.
(b) She enjoyed the praise.
(c) She felt useful.
(d) She disliked fundraisers.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The West," how long ago did Conway say white settlers came?

2. Who became the political elite after the settlers landed in New South Wales?

3. How old was Conway during the great rain described, in "Childhood"?

4. How did settling land affect the price when the whites first came to New South Wales?

5. According to Conway, what did the "real men" do in Australia?

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