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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. How does Roger Hammond initially react to Candy and Spenser?

2. What does Roger Hammond promise Candy he will do?

3. Who else is present when Candy and Spenser make their visit to the Oceania offices?

4. Why do Spenser and Candy return to his hotel before she goes back to work, after her recovery?

5. Why do Spenser and Candy stop at the Farmer's Market in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does their one night stand affect the working relationship between Candy and Spenser?

2. What is the tone of Spenser's first conversation with Candy Sloan?

3. How is Mickey's hostility toward Spenser resolved?

4. How are Candy's fears of sexism confirmed during her visit to Richard Hammond?

5. Is Mickey reliable?

6. Is Spenser an intelligent person?

7. Is Spenser a sympathetic person?

8. Does Richard Hammond feel threatened by Candy's questions?

9. How is Mickey involved in Candy's investigation?

10. Describe the relationship between Richard Hammond and the mob.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Uncovering corruption in A Savage Place has dire consequences for Candy and others.

1) Which characters best represent corruption in the novel?

2) How do the title and setting support the theme of corruption in the story?

3) How do Candy and Spenser's willingness to defy authority help or hinder her attempt to uncover the corruption in the film industry?

Essay Topic 2

Many elements of A Savage Place seem ready made for the big screen: car chases, sex, corruption and murder, all on a large scale. Imagine that the author wrote this novel, not as a detective story, but as a narrative of the event. What elements would need to be changed? Consider things like names, settings, and events in your response.

Essay Topic 3

How are exploitation, morality, and success interwoven in characters and themes in a Savage Place?

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