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. Who is Sir George's wife?

2. In what city is Jay and Lizzie's house located?

3. Who is Mack's twin sister?

4. The Jamissons decide to let Mack ________________.

5. What do two men take from Lizzie in an alley?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lady Alicia feel about Jay's decision to marry, and what does she want her husband to give Jay as a gift?

2. What is Mack's code about not letting anyone cheat him and how does that impact him and others?

3. Why does Lizzie call off the wedding?

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

5. How do the Jamissons insure that Mack becomes Jamisson property?

6. Why do the shippers boycott Mack and his gang, and what role does Lennox play in it?

7. What does Lizzie do when Mack is knocked unconscious during the fight?

8. What is Lady Hallim's advice regarding Jay's growing interest in Lizzie?

9. What is the reason for the contentious nature between Jay and Robert?

10. What is the reason Mack and the others talk about organizing a strike?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of overcoming injustice will be an important one in the novel. How does the author begin to build this theme? Give examples of overcoming injustice throughout the book.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Follett's writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM.

Essay Topic 3

Conflict takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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