Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the content of the Prologue in A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM?
The Prologue explains that when the owner moved into High Glen house he found an iron collar with an inscription from 1767. He uses it as a paperweight on his desk but often looks at it, wondering what story is behind it.
2. How is Mack McAsh introduced in the story?
The first chapter begins with the twins, Mack and Esther McAsh, walking by High Glen on their way to church. There is a pit on the land where coal is mined. Mack has worked in the mines since the age of seven. He received a reply to a letter he wrote and plans on reading it in church, much to his sister's dismay.
3. Why have the Jamissons returned to High Glen?
In Chapter 2, Lizzie Hallim and her mother are getting ready for church. They know that the Jamissons have returned to High Glen in the hopes that Lizzie will marry the older son Robert who is the heir to a large fortune. Lizzie rides to church with Robert and his brother Jay.
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