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 broke up with Xaviera when she was arrested for the first time?

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

3. What did Murray tell Xaviera about the murders that took place when they met her blackmailers?

4. What word best describes Xaviera's reaction when she was given one hundred dollars for spending time with a man?

5. When Xaviera was arrested after being reported to police by a man she banned from her brothel, what did Xaviera learn about her work as a madam in New York?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who did Xaviera move in with when she moved to South Africa and what event happened while she was there?

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

3. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Helga.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

"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 3

Discuss and describe Xaviera's thoughts on love and sex and her belief that they are two separate activities. Cite examples from the story in order to explain why she felt these two activities were separate from each other and what events from her life may have made her come to that conclusion.

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