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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 does Candy Sloan tell Spenser she does NOT want him to do in Chapter 2?

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

3. Where does Spenser stay during Candy's recovery?

4. What does the person who calls Spenser in Chapter 3 tell him?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mickey Rafferty.

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

3. Is Richard Hammond a powerful man?

4. Describe Candy's conversation with Peter Brewster.

5. Does Spenser have a strong sense of morals?

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

7. Is Spenser an intelligent person?

8. Is Mickey reliable?

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

10. Describe Candy's abduction.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Other than Spenser, are there any characters in the novel that can be described as trustworthy or honest? Use examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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