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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. Who gave Xaviera one hundred dollars when she left town in "Chapter 5, What's A Girl Like Me?"

2. Where was the place located that Xaviera first rented for her business?

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

4. What is another word that can be used to describe a madam of a brothel?

5. Who were Xaviera, and the girls who worked for her, taken to see while in jail?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Xaviera learn about Murray at the end of "Chapter 6, Shakedown"?

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

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

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

7. In "Chapter 12, Whipped (S)cream", what event does Xaviera discuss that left her badly hurt?

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

9. What does Xaviera compare and contrast at the end of "The Happy Hooker"?

10. Discuss the types of girls Xaviera says become prostitutes and what type of prostitute she admires in "Chapter 10, The Oldest Profession Updated, or, Behind Open Doors".

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

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 3

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.

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