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. Which Jamisson boy do the Jamissons hope Lizzie will marry?

2. What does Sir George's wife want him to give to Jay as a wedding gift?

3. The Jamissons decide to let Mack ________________.

4. What does Jay tell his father and brother about Mack?

5. What is a firedamp?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why have the Jamissons returned to High Glen?

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

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

8. What topics does Jay need to speak to his father about while in London?

9. How is Mack McAsh introduced in the story?

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

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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

Follett uses beautifully descriptive language in the book to help his readers see his world from his perspective. Without referring to the book, describe Scotland using only your recall of Follett's descriptions. How do you visualize Scotland now that you have read A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM?

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