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 dream about at the end of the novel?

2. How does Candy feel about the possibility that Peter Brewster might harm her?

3. Who does Spenser lock in Peter Brewster's office?

4. What did Peter Brewster do when he found out about Roger Hammond's financial problems?

5. Where does Sam Felton invite Spenser and Candy, in Chapter 16?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe Spenser's relationship with Detective Samuelson.

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

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

10. How does Candy feel about using sex to get information from Peter Brewster?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The symbolism of the novel as a scene in a movie is supported with car chases, agents, and good-looking LA reporters.

1) What symbolic element in the book best represents the underlying movie industry theme of A Savage Place?

2) What symbolic elements best denotes the gap between appearance and morality in the book?

3) What symbolic element, if it was not included in the novel, would have the greatest impact in its absence, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Despite Candy's desire to succeed in a man's world, her ultimate goal of breaking the corruption story was ultimately completed, after her death, by Spenser. What message is the author trying to send about women in the story? How do this character's actions, and her reliance on and use of the men in the story, affect that theme?

Essay Topic 3

Other than Spenser, are there any characters in the novel that can be described as trustworthy or honest? Use examples to support your answer.

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