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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What weapon of war does the author wish to raise awareness of in the introductions to "My Vagina was a Village"?
(a) Rape.
(b) Murder.
(c) Torture.
(d) Kidnapping.

2. What does the speaker of "...My Mother Slapped Me" say began to emerge from other women around her?
(a) A factual emergence.
(b) A wild collective song.
(c) A wall of hate.
(d) A union of souls.

3. What physical structures does the author say western religions used religious art in the Forward?
(a) Their homes.
(b) The stores.
(c) The prisons.
(d) The churches.

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

5. Who does the author call to make active transformations in the fight against violence towards women?
(a) All women.
(b) All students.
(c) All men.
(d) Governments and political leaders.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would the euphemisms used in the opening comments before the play describing the vagina be described?

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".

3. Apart from having their clitorises removed, what does a newspaper article say was also a common surgery involved in genital mutilation?

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

5. What does the author say the root causes of violence against women are, in the Introduction?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conclusion does the woman who is made to shave her private parts come to regarding the purpose of genital hair in "Hair"?

2. How does the author describe V-Day activities in the introduction?

3. What is the nature of the answers given to the question "If your vagina got dressed what would it wear"?

4. Describe Gloria Steinem's discussion about female genitalia in the beginning of the Foreword.

5. How does the narrator of "The Vagina Workshop" describe her first deliberate orgasm?

6. How does the author describe the affects of being raped as a child?

7. Why does the author believe simply having a vagina makes someone a target for violence?

8. How does the narrator describe her first flood in the monologue of the same title?

9. How does a woman say she came to accept and enjoy her vagina in "Because he liked to look at it"?

10. How does the author describe a 'wild collective song' in "I was Twelve, My Mother Slapped Me"?

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