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. Complete the sentence at the end of "My Angry Vagina" in regards to her vagina, "It wants....it wants _________".

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

3. How would the quote used at the beginning of "The Vagina Workshop" be described?

4. Which of the following is not one of the answers given to the first question the author presents with multiple answers in the book?

5. Which of the following items does the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" not describe as being an unpleasant invasion on her vagina?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does a woman who suffered cancer react to the author in regards to her questions in "The Flood"?

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

8. How does the author describe the affects of being raped as a child?

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

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

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

Lesbianism is a theme heavily discussed throughout the book, especially in monologues like "The Woman that Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" and "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could ". Compare and contrast the portrayals of lesbianism in these two monologues and discuss what reason the author had for creating juxtaposition between these two lesbian speakers.

Essay Topic 3

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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