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. Why does Candy get defensive towards Spenser after she returns from her dinner date?

2. Who does Spenser call at the end of Chapter 17?

3. What message is at Candy's house the day after Samuelson's visit?

4. Where do Spenser and Candy go to find Sam Felton in Chapter 16?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Spenser decide to tell Detective Samuelson about the bribe?

2. What leads Spenser to suspect that Sam Felton is behind the attacks on Candy?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Does Spenser respect Candy?

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

10. What are Spenser's feelings about Candy's relationship with Peter Brewster?

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

How are exploitation, morality, and success interwoven in characters and themes in a Savage Place?

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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