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. Where did Xaviera travel after being released from prison the first time?

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

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

4. Each time Xaviera was arrested, what did the police always investigate?

5. Where did Xaviera meet the people who were blackmailing her in order to "pay them off"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Xaviera's first location when she opened her first brothel.

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

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

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

5. Explain the events that took place when Xaviera and Murray went to meet the people who were blackmailing Xaviera.

6. How did Xaviera meet Carl Gordon?

7. Describe the first scene from the book, The Happy Hooker.

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

9. What are Xaviera's thoughts on prostitution in "Chapter 1, Rubber Souls" when discussing her first time in jail?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Discuss and describe Xaviera's upbringing. What kind of relationship did she have with her parents? Did her upbringing have anything to do with the career path she chose? Cite examples from the book in order to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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