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Eve Ensler
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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 does the speaker of "The Flood" say brought on her first experience with a flood?
(a) Her first sexual experience.
(b) Her first period.
(c) Her first date.
(d) An intense kiss with a boy.

2. 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 didn't please him sexually.
(d) She cheated on him.

3. How old was the last female patient to have a clitoral removal in the United States?
(a) 20.
(b) 30.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

4. Where does the author of the Forward travel to and discover much about female genitalia's power?
(a) Spain.
(b) India.
(c) China.
(d) Egypt.

5. How would the quote used at the beginning of "The Vagina Workshop" be described?
(a) Poetic.
(b) Stark.
(c) Factual.
(d) Sad.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say simply having a vagina makes an individual a target for, in the Preface?

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

3. Who does the author call to make active transformations in the fight against violence towards women?

4. What do the workshop participants in "The Vagina Workshop" try to become with their vaginas?

5. 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".

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the way rape was used as a weapon of war in Bosnia?

2. How were orgasmic women in the 19th century treated, according to the "Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"?

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

4. How are the original stage presentations of the Vagina Monologue described, after it was first written?

5. What information does the statistic about African women teach us about genital mutilation?

6. Why does the narrator of "My Angry Vagina" believe the approaches of those invading her vagina were all wrong?

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

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

9. How does "Woman: An Intimate Geography" describe the vagina?

10. What is the purpose of the workshop discussed in "The Vagina Workshop"?

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