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 does the speaker of "The Flood" say brought on her first experience with a flood?

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

3. What sign does the speaker of "The Flood" say she wishes she could hang on her privates?

4. Complete the following sentence of the speaker from "My Vagina was a Village", "They invaded it, _______ it and burned it down".

5. What is the name of the global movement created by the author to create awareness for women?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the woman's dream about a flood described in her monologue?

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

5. How are the original stage presentations of the Vagina Monologue described, after it was first written?

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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