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 weapon of war does the author wish to raise awareness of in the introductions to "My Vagina was a Village"?

2. What does a woman's boyfriend help her to do in regards to her vagina in "Because He Liked to Look at It"?

3. What idea does the workshop discussed in "The Vagina Workshop" want women to go towards?

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

5. What kind of procedures were performed on orgasmic women who were deemed to have medical problems?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the author share about the ties of female genitalia to witchcraft in one of the vagina facts?

5. How does a woman describe the hair around her vagina and its role in her relationship with her husband in the monologue "Hair"?

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

7. Why does the author say she decided to write about the vagina in the introductions of the beginning of the play?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lesbianism is a theme heavily discussed throughout the book, especially in monologues like "The Woman that Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" and "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could ". Compare and contrast the portrayals of lesbianism in these two monologues and discuss what reason the author had for creating juxtaposition between these two lesbian speakers.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the author's portrayal of war in the play and the impact it has on the characters discussed in the monologues. What impact does the war have on the women living in the regions where the war was going on, according to the author's portrayal of the Bosnian war victims in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the portrayal of men and women in the book. What might we be able to learn about the author's opinions of men based on their portrayal in the book; how do men create violence for women?

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