The Vagina Monologues Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What kind of art does the author of the Forward describe as portraying the power of the female?

2. How old was the last female patient to have a clitoral removal in the United States?

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

4. Finish the sentence from the end of the Preface in the book, "Practice saying the word, because, as we know, the word is what _____ us and sets us free".

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the birth of her granddaughter in the book?

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

3. Describe the contents of the "V-Timeline: Ten Years of Vagina Victories" at the end of the book.

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

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

6. How does the speaker in "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" describe her intimate encounter with an older woman when she was 16?

7. How does the author say she believed she was objectifying women in the comments after "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

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

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

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

Essay 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'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 3

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.

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