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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. How much money did Xaviera typically make per day for her work?

2. Where was Xaviera invited to spend a long weekend in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?"

3. Who offered Xaviera ownership of her business when she retired?

4. Who did Carl tell Xaviera he had to go visit when she first arrived in New York?

5. What was Mona's relationship to Xaviera?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Xaviera meet Carl Gordon?

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

4. Discuss Carl's treatment toward Xaviera when she went to visit him in New York.

5. In "Chapter 11, Different Strokes for Different Folks, or, Wall Street and Me", how does Xaviera describe bankers who had been her clients over her time spent as a prostitute?

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

7. When Xaviera discusses operating a brothel in "Chapter 14, The Business of Pleasure", what types of things does she discuss that involved running the business?

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

9. 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".

10. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Helga.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the book, Xaviera showed many times where she was taken advantage of by others, including clients, boyfriends and more. Discuss how Xaviera was taken advantage of and the affect it had on her and the choices she made throughout her life. Cite examples from the book in order to justify your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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