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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. Where did Xaviera first learn about pimps?

2. Where was Xaviera born?

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

4. How old was Mona's son, Jonathan, when Xaviera lived with them for a brief period?

5. Who did Xaviera catch spying on her in "Chapter 8, Puerto Rico"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do readers learn about Xaviera's relationships with men in "Chapter 16, Ships in the Night"?

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

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

5. What problems does Xaviera say she encountered while running her own brothel in "Chapter 9, Call Me Madam"?

6. What happened to Xaviera's father in "Chapter 3, South Africa"?

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

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

9. Discuss the girls who worked at Xaviera's brothel and what was expected of them.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the genre of "The Happy Hooker". Cite examples from the book in order to justify why "The Happy Hooker" falls into that particular genre and how a reader is able to understand the genre of the book.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Xaviera's career changes throughout "The Happy Hooker," and the reasons for each job she selected. Cite examples from the book in order to justify your answer.

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