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 war does the author discuss in the introductions to "My Vagina was a Village"?

2. What kind of western religions does the author say recreates the shape of female organs in their architecture?

3. What is the first question the author presents with multiple answers in the book?

4. Complete the following sentence from the Preface in the book, "[Vaginas] become part of our bodies, connected to our minds, fueling our _____".

5. What does the author describe at the beginning of the introductions to "My Vagina was a Village" that impacted her greatly?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a woman describe the hair around her vagina and its role in her relationship with her husband in the monologue "Hair"?

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

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

4. How does Gloria Steinem describe the religious ties female genitalia has in India?

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

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

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

8. What is the nature of the quote used at the beginning of "The Vagina Workshop"?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author's choice to use the monologue method allowed her to take an intimate glance into the thoughts women have about their most intimate parts. Part 1.) How does the use of the monologue make us better relate to the characters in the play? Part 2.) What information would have been lost if the author had chosen to not use the monologue method for the play? Part 3.) What would be some of the downfalls to using the monologue method considering some of the speaker's complaints in the play?

Essay Topic 2

The overall theme of the book and the play itself is to celebrate and fight for the empowerment of women. Part 1.) How does the subject matter presented in the play suggest a need for women empowerment and what goal are they hoping to achieve from encouraging it? Part 2.) What role does the public performances of the Vagina Monologues have on the growing movement of women empowerment around the world, especially on college campuses?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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