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. What does Spenser do at the end of Chapter 15?

2. What does Spenser tell Peter Brewster that Brewster is going to do?

3. Where does Spenser go after Candy is told to stop investigating the corruption story?

4. Who does Spenser learn bailed Roger Hammond out of financial trouble 6 years ago?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the connection between Peter Brewster and Sam Felton?

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

3. Describe Spenser's relationship with Detective Samuelson.

4. What is the importance of Spenser teaching Candy how to shoot a gun?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Susan is an absent character who is only referred to in the story.

1) How would the novel be different if this character did not exist?

2) How would the novel be different if this character was present at events in the novel?

3) How would the novel be different if the lead character was a woman, and Spenser was the absent boyfriend?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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