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. How does the speaker of "The Vagina Monologue" describe her first real orgasm?

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

3. What does the author say simply having a vagina makes an individual a target for, in the Preface?

4. 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?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does the author say she decided to write about the vagina in the introductions of the beginning of the play?

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

6. How were orgasmic women in the 19th century treated, according to the "Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prostitution is portrayed very interestingly in the book with it almost being shown as helpful rather than harmful. Analyze the author's portrayal of prostitution in the play and discuss her reasons behind allowing the speaker of "The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" to offer such advice to readers.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the author's portrayal of war in the play and the impact it has on the characters discussed in the monologues. What impact does the war have on the women living in the regions where the war was going on, according to the author's portrayal of the Bosnian war victims in the book?

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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