The Happy Hooker Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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

Throughout "The Happy Hooker," Xaviera shows too much trust in people she barely knows. Discuss the trust that Xaviera had in people that she should have been wary of instead of trustful of. Cite examples in the book in order to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the settings in "The Happy Hooker," and how they played a role in book. Were the settings in the book descriptive? Did they make a positive or negative affect on the book? Cite examples from the book in order to justify your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout "The Happy Hooker," Xaviera spoke of her feelings of love toward certain people she had relationships with after only knowing them for a very short time. Discuss Xaviera's thoughts on love. Did she really love the people she dated? Explain your answer by citing examples from the book.

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