The Vagina Monologues Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eve Ensler
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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. What does the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" say she doesn't want her vagina to be anymore?

2. What does the movement created by the author aim to raise awareness of and bring an end to?

3. Who is the noted feminist that writes in the Forward of the book?

4. Which of the following items does the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" not describe as being an unpleasant invasion on her vagina?

5. How does the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" speak in the monologue?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the nature of the author's discussion of the vagina at the beginning of the Preface?

3. What does the author note at the end of the Preface regarding the monologues?

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

5. What is the nature of the responses to the question "What does a Vagina Smell Like"?

6. What conclusion does the author come to regarding the words of the prostitute at the end of "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

7. How does the narrator describe her vagina at the end of "My Vagina was My Village"?

8. How is the woman's dream about a flood described in her monologue?

9. How does the author address spousal violence in "Islamabad"?

10. What role did college campuses have in furthering the V-Day movement?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the nature of the book's set-up, including analysis of the Introduction, Forward and Preface. What information are we able to learn from the commentary included in these sections of the book?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author's use of personification in the book, especially in the descriptions of the vagina. How does the author make the vagina into a character in the book, and how is it humanized?

Essay Topic 3

The author allows herself to become a character in the book by adding commentary throughout the play. What reason did the author have for inputting so much personal information into the context of the book, and did it help or hinder the text?

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