The Vagina Monologues Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Eve Ensler
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does a woman's boyfriend help her to do in regards to her vagina in "Because He Liked to Look at It"?
(a) Disconnect with it.
(b) Accept and enjoy it.
(c) Hurt it.
(d) Hate it.

2. What do the workshop participants in "The Vagina Workshop" try to become with their vaginas?
(a) Angry.
(b) Satisfied.
(c) Happy.
(d) Comfortable.

3. What does the speaker of "My Vagina was a Village" describe her vagina as before the war?
(a) A heart.
(b) A wet water village.
(c) A safety net.
(d) A harbor.

4. What kind of art does the author of the Forward describe as portraying the power of the female?
(a) Impressionist.
(b) Portraits.
(c) Landscapes.
(d) Religious.

5. Why does a woman claim her husband started "screwing around" in the first monologue of the play?
(a) She didn't please him sexually.
(b) She gained weight.
(c) She cheated on him.
(d) She had children.

6. How are the side effects to the invasive genital surgeries performed on many women described?
(a) Harmful but able to heal.
(b) Painful and life threatening.
(c) Pain free.
(d) Safe.

7. What does the author say simply having a vagina makes an individual a target for, in the Preface?
(a) Love.
(b) Violence.
(c) Unhappiness.
(d) Lust.

8. Where does the vagina fact quote from when discussing women's roles in the witch trials?
(a) The New York Times.
(b) The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy.
(c) Woman: An Intimate Geography.
(d) The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.

9. What newspaper does the author quote the statistic about a certain region's women who were more susceptible to genital mutilation?
(a) The Times-Picayune.
(b) The New York Times.
(c) THe Boston Globe.
(d) The Chicago Tribute.

10. Who is the noted feminist that writes in the Forward of the book?
(a) Eve Ensler.
(b) Gloria Steinem.
(c) Margaret Sanger.
(d) Lucy Stone.

11. What is the second question the author presents with multiple answers in the book?
(a) "If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear".
(b) "What does a vagina smell like".
(c) "If your vagina could talk, what would it say, in two words".
(d) "If your vagina had a name, what would it be".

12. How does the speaker of "The Vagina Monologue" describe her first real orgasm?
(a) Poetically.
(b) Happily.
(c) Angrily.
(d) Sadly.

13. What is described as "the leaf around the flower" in the book?
(a) The vagina.
(b) Pubic hair.
(c) The female form.
(d) The brain.

14. Which source does the author quote as saying the vagina has a high concentration of nerves?
(a) The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.
(b) The New York Times.
(c) The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy.
(d) Woman: An Intimate Geography.

15. Finish the sentence from the end of the Preface in the book, "Practice saying the word, because, as we know, the word is what _____ us and sets us free".
(a) Encourages.
(b) Intimidates.
(c) Provokes.
(d) Propels.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reaction very rarely occurs in the reactions shared in "...My Mother Slapped Me"?

2. What does the woman discussed in the introduction to "The Flood" do when she finally finds her clitoris?

3. What does the author describe at the beginning of the introductions to "My Vagina was a Village" that impacted her greatly?

4. What does the speaker in the first monologue of the play say you must love in order to love the vagina?

5. What does the speaker of "...My Mother Slapped Me" say began to emerge from other women around her?

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