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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. Who does Spenser find waiting near Candy's car in Chapter 7?

2. Who joins Spenser and Candy after they leave the meeting with Roger Hammond?

3. Where do Spenser and Candy share drinks after their meeting with Roger Hammond?

4. Under what circumstances do Candy and Spenser leave Roger Hammond's office?

5. Where is the first place Candy goes at the Farmer's Market in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Mickey reliable?

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

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

4. Describe Spenser's personality.

5. Is Candy's ambition a positive trait?

6. How does Candy feel about Spenser aiding her with the investigation?

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

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

9. Describe Candy's conversation with Peter Brewster.

10. Does Spenser have a strong sense of morals?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Despite Candy's desire to succeed in a man's world, her ultimate goal of breaking the corruption story was ultimately completed, after her death, by Spenser. What message is the author trying to send about women in the story? How do this character's actions, and her reliance on and use of the men in the story, affect that theme?

Essay Topic 2

Ambition seems to fuel many elements of A Savage Place. Candy's ambition, in particular, to succeed at her job seems to lead her to her death. How would the story be different if Candy's main motivation was to right a wrong, rather than to pursue her career?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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