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. Which of the following betrayed Carl's treatment toward Xaviera when she saw him in New York?

2. What did Xaviera say about prostitutes and their chance of being arrested?

3. How did Xaviera describe Carl's home?

4. Why did Xaviera say it was best not to hire girls for a brothel who had pimps?

5. How many customers did Xaviera have per day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the childhood incident that Xaviera experienced in "Chapter 2, A Family Affair".

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Explain Xaviera's thoughts on pimps when she discusses them in "Chapter 9, Call Me Madam".

9. Who was Rona Wong and how did Xaviera learn about her in "Chapter 4, Dutch Treat"?

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

In "Chapter 3, South Africa," Xaviera goes home to find her father very ill. So far in the book, Xaviera spoke of the importance of the relationship she had with her father. Discuss Xaviera's reaction to her father's illness and how it affected her emotionally as well as the role it played for her later in life. Cite examples from the book in order to justify your response.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the relationship Xaviera had with her father and the one she had with her mother. Cite examples from the book in order to justify your response.

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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