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The Vagina Monologues Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eve Ensler
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of art does the author of the Forward describe as portraying the power of the female?



2. How old was the last female patient to have a clitoral removal in the United States?



3. What word does the author explain her reasoning for using frequently at the beginning of the Preface?



4. 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".



5. What does the author describe her flood with when describing a dream she had about it?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the birth of her granddaughter in the book?



2. How is raising V-Day awareness described in "Spreading the Word"?



3. Describe the contents of the "V-Timeline: Ten Years of Vagina Victories" at the end of the book.



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



5. What is the story of the 70-year-old woman described in "The Flood"?



6. How does the speaker in "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" describe her intimate encounter with an older woman when she was 16?



7. How does the author say she believed she was objectifying women in the comments after "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?



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



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



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



Essay Topics

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?

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?

In monologues like "Reclaiming Cunt" and "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could", it is clear that the author has exhibited the great power words can have. Part 1.) What argument might the author be making about words based on her use of such vulgar language in many parts of the book? Part 2.) What might the author want for readers to learn about the power words can have over others, based on her use of them in the book, and what might she be hoping for others to do with that power?

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