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 Flood" say she feels after discussing her private parts?

2. What reaction very rarely occurs in the reactions shared in "...My Mother Slapped Me"?

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

4. What does a woman describe that her husband does not like about her in the first monologue of the play?

5. Apart from having their clitorises removed, what does a newspaper article say was also a common surgery involved in genital mutilation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does the author share about the ties of female genitalia to witchcraft in one of the vagina facts?

9. What does the author note at the end of the Preface regarding the monologues?

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 role menstruation plays in the book. What place does menstruation have in the creation of the female identity, according to the monologue "When I was Twelve My Mother Slapped me"?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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