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

2. What does the author describe her flood with when describing a dream she had about it?

3. What does the speaker of "My Vagina was a Village" describe her vagina as before the war?

4. What does the speaker of "The Flood" say made her resentful for having to talk about her vagina?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the speaker's dissection of the word cunt in the play.

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

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

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

5. How is raising V-Day awareness described in "Spreading the Word"?

6. What does a woman claim her vagina wants at the end of "My Angry Vagina"?

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

8. How does the prostitute describe female moaning in "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

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

10. How are the spotlight campaigns described in "V-World"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the author's use of personification in the book, especially in the descriptions of the vagina. How does the author make the vagina into a character in the book, and how is it humanized?

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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