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. Who arrives when Candy is questioning Sam Felton?

2. Who calls Candy to apologize for his behavior soon after she is taken off the corruption story?

3. Where does Sam Felton go at the end of Chapter 17?

4. What best describes the way Spenser spends his days in Chapter 22?

5. Why do Candy and Spenser go to Candy's house the day after Samuelson's visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Candy react to being told to stop working on the corruption investigation story?

2. What does Candy learn about the corruption investigation from Peter Brewster?

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

4. Does Spenser respect Candy?

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

6. What does Spenser do after finding Candy's dead body?

7. Why does Spenser lock himself in the office with Brewster and Simms?

8. What indications are there that Candy and Spenser are in danger at Sam Felton's house?

9. Describe what happens when Spenser confronts Brewster at the Oceania offices.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Spenser is one used by author Robert B. Parker in a numerous series of novels. What is it about the character of Spenser that makes readers want to read about him more than once? Discuss the specific character traits that make Spenser likable and easy for readers to relate to.

Essay Topic 2

Is there a double standard between Spenser, as a man, and Candy, as a woman, in this 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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