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 year did the war discussed in the introductions to "My Vagina was a Village" take place?

2. What was the purpose of removing the clitoris in the United States, when it was still performed?

3. Who advises the woman in the introduction to "The Flood", who had never seen her vagina, to take time and find her clitoris?

4. What newspaper does the author quote the statistic about a certain region's women who were more susceptible to genital mutilation?

5. Which of the following descriptions does the speaker of "Because He Liked to Look at It" not use to describe her boyfriend's admiration of her privates?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does the author describe a 'wild collective song' in "I was Twelve, My Mother Slapped Me"?

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

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

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 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 2

Violence against women is a leading theme in the author's overall message to the readers of the book. Part 1.) Why does the author argue that women are more subjected to violence than men? Part 2.) How does the author use visual imagery to raise awareness to the commonplace of female violence in the world? Part 3.) What efforts does the author make to try and bring an end to violence against women?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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