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 movement created by the author aim to raise awareness of and bring an end to?

2. In what city was the Vagina Monologues originally presented?

3. How does the speaker of "The Flood" first react about talking about "down there"?

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

5. What does the quote used at the beginning of "The Vagina Workshop" use to describe the vagina?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does the narrator of "The Vagina Workshop" describe her first deliberate orgasm?

6. How does a woman say she came to accept and enjoy her vagina in "Because he liked to look at it"?

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

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

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

10. What does a woman claim her vagina wants at the end of "My Angry Vagina"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the author's portrayal of various cultural traditions in the play and analyze the impact they have on women. What impact do the traditions discussed in "Crooked Braid" and "Under the Burqa" have on the women subjected to follow them because of the culture they live in?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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