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 did Murray use in order to conceal a gun when he met with Xaviera's blackmailers?

2. Where did Carl tell Xaviera he was being transferred for his job?

3. What did Xaviera give detailed accounts of throughout "Chapter 7, Arrests"?

4. How did Xaviera describe Carl's home?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Pearl Greenburg and what was her role in Xaviera's life?

3. Discuss what Xaviera received at the beginning of "Chapter 6, Shakedown" that caused her worry.

4. Who was David and what was his involvement with Xaviera in "Chapter 8, Puerto Rico"?

5. Discuss the details involved in Xaviera's first time spent in jail at the Tombs.

6. How did Xaviera meet Carl Gordon?

7. Explain Xaviera's placement in a concentration camp in "Chapter 2, A Family Affair".

8. What was stolen from Xaviera's apartment in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?" and how did this occur?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cultural influence plays a large role in "The Happy Hooker" due to Xaviera's own cultural heritage. In what other ways did culture influence Xaviera's life? How did the large display of culture described in Xaviera's life affect readers positively or negatively?

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

Discuss Xaviera's relationships throughout the book. How did they compare and contrast with each other? Give examples from the book in order to justify your response.

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