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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 is a firedamp?

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

3. What has Sir Jamisson not done to insure miner safety?

4. What day is it at the beginning of Chapter 16?

5. What does Lizzie need to do in order to view the mines?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Mack and Lizzie enlist the help of an Indian to serve as a guide?

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

3. Why does Lennox torture the Indian?

4. Why does Lizzie feel forced to comply with the deal made between Gordonson and Sir George?

5. What do the men determine about Mack and Lizzie's whereabouts after they find Peg?

6. Why does Sir Philip Armstrong of the Secretary of State's office visit the Jamissons?

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

8. What advice does Lady Alicia give Jay regarding Sir George's will?

9. Why is Lizzie unable to speak for Mack who is in prison?

10. Why do Mack, Lizzie, and Peg decide to leave their wagon and belongings behind during their escape?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast Jay and Mack. Both men want influence over Lizzie but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in fiction? What other similarities and differences are there between the two characters?

Essay Topic 3

At the core of A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM is the study of a father and son relationship. Define the relationship between Jay and his father. Why was it so combative? What long-term effect did the relationship have on Jay's life? How does Jay come to terms with this primary relationship?

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