A Place Called Freedom Test | Mid-Book 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 has Sir Jamisson not done to insure miner safety?

2. Why have Lizzie and Jay come to London?

3. What is the last name of Mack and Esther?

4. What does Mack have to do before he can leave the mine?

5. What does Lizzie see advertised on a flyer while in London?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which one of the Jamisson sons does Lizzie agree to marry and why?

2. Describe Mack's terrifying experience burning off the gas in the mine.

3. Why does Mack have to rescue Lizzie after the hanging?

4. What does Mack do that makes the Jamissons wary of him?

5. What are Mack's plans for leaving Scotland?

6. What is Mack's first priority after the firedamp alarm sounds?

7. What is the content of the Prologue in A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM?

8. What deal does Lady Alicia try to strike with her husband regarding Jay and his management of the coal on the Hallim land?

9. Why do the Jamissons enter into a conspiracy about the coal that Lizzie cannot know about?

10. For what occasion does Lizzie decide to dress as a man in Chapter 14?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mack spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. What does he think about? What conclusions does he arrive at? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Mack McAsh. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book. List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

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