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

2. 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) Propels.
(c) Provokes.
(d) Intimidates.

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

4. What ratio of nerve fibers are found to be in the vagina compared to the penis?
(a) Half as many.
(b) Three times as many.
(c) Four times as many.
(d) Twice as many.

5. What does the author say it is difficult for a woman to actually do in regards to her vagina in the opening comments before the play?
(a) Feel it.
(b) Smell it.
(c) Understand it.
(d) See it.

6. What does a woman describe that her husband does not like about her in the first monologue of the play?
(a) Her vagina.
(b) Her face.
(c) Her pubic hair.
(d) Her breasts.

7. What word does the author explain her reasoning for using frequently at the beginning of the Preface?
(a) Empowerment.
(b) Angry.
(c) Vagina.
(d) Woman.

8. What does the author say being raped made her do mentally and emotionally from her vagina?
(a) Connect.
(b) Become angry with.
(c) Increase its use.
(d) Disconnect.

9. How old is the speaker of the monologue discussing when her mother slapped her?
(a) 12.
(b) 20.
(c) 14.
(d) 16.

10. How does the speaker of "The Flood" first react about talking about "down there"?
(a) Reluctant.
(b) Upset.
(c) Sad.
(d) Excited.

11. Complete the following sentence from the Preface in the book, "[Vaginas] become part of our bodies, connected to our minds, fueling our _____".
(a) Lives.
(b) Journey.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Spirits.

12. Who manipulates a woman into shaving her pubic hair in the first monologue of the play?
(a) Her gynocologist.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her sister.
(d) Her therapist.

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

14. What does the speaker of "The Flood" say her first experience with the flood made her do towards her vagina?
(a) Become closer to it.
(b) Get to know it better.
(c) Shut down from it mentally and emotionally.
(d) Become embarrassed by it.

15. When does the author say she was raped, in the Preface?
(a) As a young woman.
(b) As a child.
(c) She was never raped.
(d) As a teenager.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main subject matter of the monologue discussing a girl being slapped by her mother?

2. Whose activist spirit does the author of the Forward describe when discussing her sex organs?

3. Which of the following is not one of the answers given to the second question the author presents with multiple answers in the book?

4. Complete the following sentence of the speaker from "My Vagina was a Village", "They invaded it, _______ it and burned it down".

5. What is the title of the first monologue in the book?

(see the answer keys)

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