A Savage Place Test | Final 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. Where do Spenser and Candy go to find Sam Felton in Chapter 16?

2. What does Candy tell Spenser that Peter Brewster has when they have dinner together in Chapter 23?

3. Who do Candy and Spenser suspect keeps sending the thugs after them?

4. Who kills the young blond man in Chapter 17?

5. What does Candy think that Peter Brewster believes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Spenser refuse the extra week's pay he is offered by Candy's boss?

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

3. How does Spenser try to keep Candy safe from Peter Brewster?

4. What prediction does Spenser make about Franco, and what is it's result?

5. Describe Franco's known background.

6. Why do Candy and Spenser go to visit Sam Felton?

7. Describe the events leading to Candy's death at the oil field.

8. Describe Franco's visit to Sam Felton's house.

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

10. How do Candy and Spenser get into Sam Felton's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

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?

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