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 does Robert do when Jay tells him that Jay and Lizzie are going to marry?

2. Jay and Lizzie's house is located on __________________.

3. Who joins the Jamissons in the deer hunt?

4. Lizzie dresses as a man to attend a _______________.

5. Where is the tobacco plantation located?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mack learn that he is a free man?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe the two overall settings for the novel. Why does Follett use the settings he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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