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. Who is the author of the book?

2. What do many of the reactions share in "...My Mother Slapped Me" comment on?

3. What does the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" say she doesn't want her vagina to be anymore?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How was the last clitoridectomy performed in the United States described in the book?

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

5. What is the nature of the answers given to the question "If your vagina got dressed what would it wear"?

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

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

8. How does the author describe a 'wild collective song' 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 are the original stage presentations of the Vagina Monologue described, after it was first written?

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

The author allows herself to become a character in the book by adding commentary throughout the play. What reason did the author have for inputting so much personal information into the context of the book, and did it help or hinder the text?

Essay Topic 3

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"?

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