The Vagina Monologues Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. What idea does the workshop discussed in "The Vagina Workshop" want women to go towards?

3. What are the ideals that the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" would like on a trip to the doctor's office?

4. What word does the author explain her reasoning for using frequently at the beginning of the Preface?

5. How does the speaker of "My Angry Vagina" speak in the monologue?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the way rape was used as a weapon of war in Bosnia?

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

3. How does a woman say she came to accept and enjoy her vagina in "Because he liked to look at it"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does the author describe the affects of being raped as a child?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Prostitution is portrayed very interestingly in the book with it almost being shown as helpful rather than harmful. Analyze the author's portrayal of prostitution in the play and discuss her reasons behind allowing the speaker of "The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" to offer such advice to readers.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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