Both the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland feature. The Highlands are presented as a natural, wild and tribal place, but the Lowlands are civilised, cultivated and law-abiding.
Which of the following characters was a real person?
Which of the following events took place?
The murder of Colin Campbell
The kidnapping of David Balfour
The fighting on the Covenant
In what year is Kidnapped set?
In what year did the union of the parliaments take place?
In what year did the Jacobite uprising, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, begin?
Which part of Scotland is shown to have benefited more from the union of the parliaments?
Both Highlands and Lowlands are shown to have benefited
What is the effect of using many real places in the novel?
It gives the story authenticity
It tricks the reader into thinking this is actually a non-fiction story rather than a novel
It has no effect
What change was happening in Scottish society at this point in history?
The Lowlands was soon to become industrialised
The Highlands was soon to become industrialised
This was a static time in Scottish society
What is happening to the clan system at this point in history?
It is extremely strong
It is falling apart
This was a static time for the clan system
What was happening to the Highland population at this point in history?
It was beginning to decline
It was increasing
It was static