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. When Xaviera was blackmailed, how much money was demanded of her?

2. Who did Xaviera meet on her third day in San Juan?

3. After Carl asked Xaviera to marry him, to what city did they move?

4. Who broke up with Xaviera when she was arrested for the first time?

5. Who did Xaviera call when she was arrested for the first time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Discuss the relationship between Xaviera and Carl when they first began dating.

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

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

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

7. Describe Xaviera's second brothel location and why she decided to move the location.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and describe Xaviera's thoughts on love and sex and her belief that they are two separate activities. Cite examples from the story in order to explain why she felt these two activities were separate from each other and what events from her life may have made her come to that conclusion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss and describe Xaviera's imprisonment in a concentration camp. Cite examples from the book in order to explain how this event in the early stages of her life affected her and her relationships with others.

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