Tracks Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one of Glendle's failures at Pipalyatjara?

2. Finish this statement that a very wise friend of Robyn's from Alice once told her: When things go wrong on the track, rather than panic, boil the billy, sit down and __________.

3. What did the Aboriginals call Ayers Rock?

4. What time, approximately, did the camels awaken while on the trails in Chapter 6?

5. What adjective did Robyn use to describe the green landscape of the sandhills in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 10, Robyn described herself as being "utterly deprogrammed". Describe what this meant.

2. Why were sandals the best type of footwear for Robyn to wear in the desert?

3. According to Robyn, how did the Australian government promote assimilation in the bush?

4. What rituals did Robyn perform on the desolate nights of camping, in Chapter 7?

5. When Robyn lost her camels in Chapter 10, how did she try to talk herself into avoiding a panic?

6. How did racism play a role in Wiluna when Robyn and Rick were invited to a dance?

7. On Robyn's first night out on the trail, why was she a little bit nervous?

8. What was so difficult about the job Glendle had?

9. What combination of elements let Robyn's story get carried away by the media?

10. Why didn't Robyn ride her camels more often during the trip?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Robyn's motivations for wanting to travel across the desert with camels. Explain why it had become not merely a trip or adventure, but something far more to her.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the socioeconomic problems faced by the Aborigines in Australia. Include the Australian government's system of assimilation in your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Robyn's relationship with Eddie to that of her relationship with Rick.

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