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 is the name of Lizzie's home?

2. What is the last name of the person with whom Mack lives?

3. Whom does Annie want to marry?

4. The letter from the London lawyer states that the miners are to be free at the age of ________________.

5. Jay decides to propose to ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Lizzie's relationship with Jay been affected by the mining situation at High Glen?

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

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

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

5. Why does Lennox torture the Indian?

6. What are the terms of Sir George's will?

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

8. Why does Lizzie decide to testify on Mack's behalf?

9. What advice does Mack give to Lizzie after the death of her baby?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of greed. Identify at least two examples about greed in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of greed.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Jay Jamisson. 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?

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