A Place Called Freedom Test | Final 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. Lizzie and Jay are to leave for Virginia ____________.

2. Why does Lizzie feel trapped in her situation?

3. What can Mack tell about Lizzie when he sees her riding her horse?

4. What is the name of the ship transporting the prisoners to the colonies?

5. Who is the overseer of Mockjack Hall?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the circumstances that have Peg seeking shelter at Mockjack Hall?

3. How was Mack set up to be arrested?

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

5. Why does Peg run away during the escape with Mack and Lizzie?

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

7. How is Cora blackmailed into giving up Mack's location?

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

9. What is the nature of the problems between Lizzie and Lennox?

10. What does Lizzie learn about Jay's affairs with slave girls?

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

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book. List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

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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