The Happy Hooker Test | Mid-Book 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. When fighting with Carl, what did Rona throw at him?

2. What point of view is "The Happy Hooker" written in?

3. Who did Xaviera receive a letter from at the beginning of "Chapter 6, Shakedown"?

4. What did Xaviera say she was disgusted by while in jail for the first time?

5. Where was Xaviera invited to spend a long weekend in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What caused Xaviera to decide to change the brothel she worked for?

2. Explain Xaviera's thoughts on prostitution and police that she discusses in "Chapter 7, Arrests".

3. Who was Rona Wong and how did Xaviera learn about her in "Chapter 4, Dutch Treat"?

4. Describe Xaviera's first location when she opened her first brothel.

5. Describe Xaviera's thoughts on Carl's mother, Mrs. Gordon, in "Chapter 4, Dutch Treat".

6. When Xaviera was arrested and placed in the Tombs, what did she discuss about what she learned about other prostitutes?

7. Who is Pearl Greenburg and what was her role in Xaviera's life?

8. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Helga.

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

10. Describe Xaviera's second brothel location and why she decided to move the location.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout "The Happy Hooker," the police were often mentioned. What role did police play in Xaviera's life and career? Cite examples from the book in order to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

"The Happy Hooker" involved many flashbacks from Xaviera's life. Discuss and describe how Xaviera used flashbacks in the book in order to help gain a reader's attention as well as tell her store. Cite examples from the book in order to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

In "Chapter 3, South Africa," Xaviera goes home to find her father very ill. So far in the book, Xaviera spoke of the importance of the relationship she had with her father. Discuss Xaviera's reaction to her father's illness and how it affected her emotionally as well as the role it played for her later in life. Cite examples from the book in order to justify your response.

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