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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 quote used at the beginning of "The Vagina Workshop" use to describe the vagina?
2. What does the speaker in the first monologue of the play say you must love in order to love the vagina?
3. What does the author say it is difficult for a woman to actually do in regards to her vagina in the opening comments before the play?
4. What process of writing does the author discuss at the end of the Preface that will be used in her play?
5. What does the movement created by the author aim to raise awareness of and bring an end to?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator of "The Vagina Workshop" describe her first deliberate orgasm?
2. What does the author note at the end of the Preface regarding the monologues?
3. How does a woman describe the hair around her vagina and its role in her relationship with her husband in the monologue "Hair"?
4. How does Gloria Steinem describe the religious ties female genitalia has in India?
5. What is the purpose of the workshop discussed in "The Vagina Workshop"?
6. Why does the narrator of "My Angry Vagina" believe the approaches of those invading her vagina were all wrong?
7. How were orgasmic women in the 19th century treated, according to the "Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"?
8. How does the author describe the way rape was used as a weapon of war in Bosnia?
9. Why does the author believe simply having a vagina makes someone a target for violence?
10. What information does the statistic about African women teach us about genital mutilation?
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
Discuss the author's portrayal of genital mutilation in the play. What reason can you give for the rate of genital mutilation to be higher in Africa than any other place in the world?
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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