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 is Candy's response when Spenser tries to console her in Chapter 12?

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

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

4. Where does Spenser go at 9:40 the morning after he reports a murder?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Which characters in the novel get what they deserve?

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

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

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

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

6. Does Spenser respect Candy?

7. Is Candy attracted to Peter Brewster?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Uncovering corruption in A Savage Place has dire consequences for Candy and others.

1) Which characters best represent corruption in the novel?

2) How do the title and setting support the theme of corruption in the story?

3) How do Candy and Spenser's willingness to defy authority help or hinder her attempt to uncover the corruption in the film industry?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The relationships in A Savage Place are a bit complex. Answer the following questions on the relationships that follow.

1) How is Spenser's ability to act as a bodyguard affected once he has sex with Candy?

2) How is the reader's perception of Spenser based on his relationships with others?

3) Does Candy use the men she is involved with, or does she genuinely care for them?

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