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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. Where does Candy go to meet the person who called her on the day that Spenser arrived in town?

2. Who does Spenser intend to tell about his and Candy's late night activity the night before they visit the Oceania offices?

3. What does Sam Felton tell Candy when she asks him about her suspicions?

4. Who does Candy tell Spenser called her after they parted ways the day he arrived in town?

5. Who hired the person who is waiting near Candy's car in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Mickey Rafferty.

4. What clues does Spenser have in Chapters 6 and 7 that tell him Candy is on the right track with her investigation?

5. Describe Richard Hammond's reaction to Candy's allegations of corruption.

6. Is Richard Hammond a powerful man?

7. Why does Candy send someone else to pick up Spenser his first morning in Los Angeles?

8. Is Spenser an intelligent person?

9. Is Candy's ambition a positive trait?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Morality in A Savage Place is often shown in shades of gray rather than in black and white. Compare Spenser and Candy in regards to having a strong sense of morals. Discuss how their morality differs, if they stand up for what they believe in, and how these things impact their lives in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Violence in A Savage Place is often used with a purpose, on the part of the author. Select 2-3 issues of violence in the novel and analyze their effect on the story in ways that might include character and plot development, contrast, purpose and other literary techniques.

Essay Topic 3

Spenser and Peter Brewster are portrayed as very powerful and competent men.

1) Compare and contrast these two characters.

2) Explain how each furthers the character development of the other.

3) Analyze Candy's attraction to both of these characters.

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