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. What heritage was Xaviera's father?

2. Who did Xaviera seduce while living with Mona in "Chapter 3, South Africa"?

3. Who did Xaviera hire to help her move out of her apartment in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?"

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

5. Where did Xaviera work at the beginning of the book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Helga.

4. What events occurred between Xaviera and Evelyn St. John in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?"

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

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

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

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

9. Describe Xaviera's first location when she opened her first brothel.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout "The Happy Hooker," Xaviera often labeled certain prostitutes and brothels as low-class. Explain and discuss what Xaviera meant by "low-class" and how she felt she differed from these people and places. Give examples from the book in order to support your answer.

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