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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 rumor was spread about Xaviera at her job at the Dutch Consulate in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?"

2. What type of place did Xaviera first rent in order to run her brothel?

3. Who did Xaviera meet on her third day in San Juan?

4. 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?

5. What was the name of the client Xaviera demanded money from after he wrote her a bad check?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the first scene from the book, The Happy Hooker.

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

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

4. Discuss what Xaviera received at the beginning of "Chapter 6, Shakedown" that caused her worry.

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

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

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

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

9. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Helga.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The title of "The Happy Hooker," as well as the titles of each chapter in the book, are very descriptive and tell readers a lot about the book before even reading it. Discuss the importance of the title of the book as well as the titles of the chapters and how they define the book as a whole. Cite examples from the book in order to support your answer.

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