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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 was the name of Carl's mother's dog?

2. Who invited Xaviera to a weekend at a nudist camp?

3. When Xaviera was blackmailed, how much money was demanded of her?

4. Where did Xaviera first meet Carl Gordon?

5. Who did Xaviera recruit to work for her staff?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the client that was sent to Xaviera by a psychiatrist that she discusses in "Chapter 10, The Oldest Profession Updated, or, Behind Open Doors".

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

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

5. How does Xaviera describe stockbrokers who had been her clients in "Chapter 11, Different Stroke for Different Folks, or, Wall Street and Me"?

6. Describe Carl's residence when Xaviera went to visit him in "Chapter 4, Dutch Treat".

7. In "Chapter 12, Whipped (S)cream", what customers does Xaviera describe as being "more interesting" than others?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of "The Happy Hooker," Xaviera spoke of the work of a prostitute in her day and of present day (when the book was published). Compare and contrast the job of a prostitute in Xaviera's day compared with the job of a prostitute when the book ends.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout "The Happy Hooker," Xaviera spoke of her feelings of love toward certain people she had relationships with after only knowing them for a very short time. Discuss Xaviera's thoughts on love. Did she really love the people she dated? Explain your answer by citing examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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