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 is revealed to have been a collection agent for a loan shark?

2. Who does Spenser decide to tell about Mickey's involvement in the corruption story, in Chapter 18?

3. Who arrives when Candy is questioning Sam Felton?

4. Who does Spenser say killed Candy and Franco, when he is in Peter Brewster's office?

5. What does Spenser dream about at the end of the novel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Spenser's relationship with Detective Samuelson.

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

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

6. Is Candy attracted to Peter Brewster?

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

8. Does Detective Samuelson respect Spenser?

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

10. Does Candy feel safe around Peter Brewster?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Rejection of authority in A Savage Place is an important theme in both character and plot development. Analyze the importance of each character's response to authority in the story: Spenser, Candy, the mob, Sam Felton and Peter Brewster.

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