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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 the first thing Candy wants to do when she returns to work?

2. What does the person look like who is waiting near Candy's car in Chapter 7?

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

4. Who threatens to complain to Candy's boss after she says she has a witness to a bribe payoff?

5. Who is Sam Felton?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Candy's abduction.

2. Which characters in the novel get what they deserve?

3. Why does Candy refuse to let Spenser console her in Chapter 12?

4. Does Spenser respect Candy?

5. Why does Candy hinder the police investigation into Mickey Rafferty's death?

6. What leads Spenser to suspect that Franco is running the corruption scheme?

7. Does Candy feel safe around Peter Brewster?

8. Describe Mickey Rafferty.

9. Does Detective Samuelson respect Spenser?

10. Is Candy concerned about other people?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Rejection of authority in A Savage Place is an important theme in both character and plot development. Analyze the importance of each character's response to authority in the story: Spenser, Candy, the mob, Sam Felton and Peter Brewster.

Essay Topic 3

How are the pace and tone of a Savage Place impacted by literary techniques like foreshadowing, contrast, and setting?

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