A Savage Place Test | Mid-Book 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. What is Oceania Limited?

2. What does Candy suggest the next move should be on the evening after meeting with Roger Hammond?

3. Who does Peter Brewster call at the end of Chapter 11?

4. Who is Mickey Rafferty?

5. What best describes Mickey Rafferty's mood when Spenser first meets him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Spenser's personality.

2. Describe Candy's abduction.

3. Does Spenser have a strong sense of morals?

4. Why does Spenser avoid the police sirens coming around the corner at the end of Chapter 7?

5. What kind of person is Candy?

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

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

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

9. How does Spenser first hear about Candy Sloan?

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

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

Candy and Susan are used to represent different aspects of femininity as the only two women in A Savage Place. Compare and contrast these two woman and their impact on the story, and the author's message about women in the world today.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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