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. Who met Xaviera when she was released from her first stint in jail?

2. What was the name of the insurance adjuster that Xaviera met in "Chapter 8, Puerto Rico"?

3. Where did Xaviera get a job after graduating high school?

4. Where did the person that Xaviera labeled the "mustard girl" (when she was young) work?

5. Where did Xaviera demand money from the man who wrote her a bad check?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What events occurred in "Chapter 7, Arrests" that led to Xaviera's first arrest?

3. What was stolen from Xaviera's apartment in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?" and how did this occur?

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

5. Discuss where Xaviera was born and who cared for her while growing up.

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

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

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

9. After working in a casino hotel, why did Xaviera stop working at this particular location and where did she decide to go next?

10. Discuss the details involved in Xaviera's first time spent in jail at the Tombs.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout "The Happy Hooker," Xaviera often labeled certain prostitutes and brothels as low-class. Explain and discuss what Xaviera meant by "low-class" and how she felt she differed from these people and places. Give examples from the book in order to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and describe Xaviera's upbringing. What kind of relationship did she have with her parents? Did her upbringing have anything to do with the career path she chose? Cite examples from the book in order to support 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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