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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 word best describes Xaviera's reaction to Murray's actions when they met her blackmailers?

2. Who were Xaviera, and the girls who worked for her, taken to see while in jail?

3. After Carl asked Xaviera to marry him, to what city did they move?

4. What was in the letter Xaviera received at the beginning of "Chapter 6, Shakedown"?

5. When Xaviera's apartment was searched by police in "Chapter 1, Rubber Souls", what did she hide from them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Xaviera categorize for readers about the prostitution business in "Chapter 11, Different Strokes for Different Folks, or Wall Street and me"?

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

3. In "Chapter 12, Whipped (S)cream", what does Xaviera's discussion deal with?

4. What does Xaviera compare and contrast at the end of "The Happy Hooker"?

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

6. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Larry Dreyfus that is described in "Chapter 16, Ships in the Night".

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

8. In "Chapter 12, Whipped (S)cream", what does Xaviera say she tried to avoid during her time spent with clients?

9. Who was Abe the Bugger and what did he do to Xaviera, with her permission?

10. 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".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

"In Chapter 17, Abe the Bugger," readers learn about the committee entitled the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Crime. What was the purpose of this committee and why was Xaviera involved with it? Give examples from the book to support your answer.

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