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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. Where did Xaviera first learn about pimps?

2. Where was Xaviera born?

3. What did Xaviera say about prostitutes and their chance of being arrested?

4. How old was Mona's son, Jonathan, when Xaviera lived with them for a brief period?

5. Who did Xaviera catch spying on her in "Chapter 8, Puerto Rico"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the events that took place when Xaviera and Murray went to meet the people who were blackmailing Xaviera.

2. What do readers learn about Xaviera's relationships with men in "Chapter 16, Ships in the Night"?

3. Discuss the events that led to Xaviera's arrest and incarceration in the Tombs.

4. Describe Xaviera's first job in Puerto Rico.

5. What problems does Xaviera say she encountered while running her own brothel in "Chapter 9, Call Me Madam"?

6. What happened to Xaviera's father in "Chapter 3, South Africa"?

7. What is the Mann Act and why is it discussed in "Chapter 6, Shakedown"?

8. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Larry Dreyfus that is described in "Chapter 16, Ships in the Night".

9. Discuss the girls who worked at Xaviera's brothel and what was expected of them.

10. When Xaviera went to live with David and his roommates, what happened with their landlords?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"In Chapter 14, The Business of Pleasure," Xaviera discussed the monetary concerns of operating a brothel. What things did Xaviera say cost the most? The least? How did she decide what to charge her customers? Cite examples from the book in order to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Xaviera's career changes throughout "The Happy Hooker," and the reasons for each job she selected. Cite examples from the book in order to justify your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Cultural influence plays a large role in "The Happy Hooker" due to Xaviera's own cultural heritage. In what other ways did culture influence Xaviera's life? How did the large display of culture described in Xaviera's life affect readers positively or negatively?

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