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 global movement created by the author to create awareness for women?

2. What does the author say triggered change in the view of women across the world?

3. What does the investigator find to be evidence that a woman was a witch in the vagina fact?

4. What kind of western religions does the author say recreates the shape of female organs in their architecture?

5. What does the speaker of "...My Mother Slapped Me" say bled into one another around her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How was the last clitoridectomy performed in the United States described in the book?

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

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

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

8. What is the nature of the quote used at the beginning of "The Vagina Workshop"?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The vagina is one of the leading themes presented in the book as a whole. Part 1.) How does the author personify the vagina in the book? Part 2.) What myths does the author try to dispel in the play about the vagina and how does she go about doing so? Part 3.) Why do you think the vagina has become a taboo and not often discussed topic in modern culture?

Essay Topic 2

The V-Day Movement is an important theme the author discusses in the book. Discuss the role The Vagina Monologues has played in the success of the V-Day Movement, especially noting the public performances of the play, and how it has improved the success of this movement.

Essay Topic 3

The author makes use of the literary technique of juxtaposition to better exemplify the variety of ways the vagina is viewed. Discuss a specific instance where juxtaposition occurred and what purpose the author had for creating such an obvious contrast within her text.

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