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 is the name of the procedure that removes the clitoris?

2. For what type of venue was the Vagina Monologues originally written?

3. What ratio of nerve fibers are found to be in the vagina compared to the penis?

4. How is the speaker's boyfriend described in "Because He Liked to Look at It"?

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 Gloria Steinem describe the religious ties female genitalia has in India?

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

3. How is menstruation discussed in "I Was Twelve, My Mother Slapped Me"?

4. How does the author say she was inspired to interview female victims of war in "My Vagina was My Village"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's use of the "Vagina Fact" in the book. What information might the author be trying to distribute to the reader through these facts and the Vagina Facts throughout the play?

Essay Topic 2

The overall theme of the book and the play itself is to celebrate and fight for the empowerment of women. Part 1.) How does the subject matter presented in the play suggest a need for women empowerment and what goal are they hoping to achieve from encouraging it? Part 2.) What role does the public performances of the Vagina Monologues have on the growing movement of women empowerment around the world, especially on college campuses?

Essay Topic 3

The subject of birth is fully examined in the book, namely in the monologue "I Was There in the Room". What connection does the author say that the vagina and the heart have that she realized after witnessing the birth of her granddaughter?

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