The Vagina Monologues Test | Final 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 does the author discuss the birth of in the book?

2. What does the speaker of "Reclaiming Cunt" do to the word itself to renounce its vulgarity?

3. What does the author say most of the women discussed in the introduction to "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" suffered as young girls?

4. What does the last interview shown in the comments after "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" say the author needed to address about the vagina?

5. What does the speaker of "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" read a list of at the end of the monologue?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role did college campuses have in furthering the V-Day movement?

2. What does the author say about birth at the beginning of "I Was There In the Room"?

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

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

5. How does the author address spousal violence in "Islamabad"?

6. How is the young woman from Juarez described in the monologues of the same title?

7. How do the authors describe the original creation of V-Day by Eve Ensler in the monologue "In the Beginning"?

8. How does the speaker in "The Vulva Club" describe naming her vagina?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Violence against women is a leading theme in the author's overall message to the readers of the book. Part 1.) Why does the author argue that women are more subjected to violence than men? Part 2.) How does the author use visual imagery to raise awareness to the commonplace of female violence in the world? Part 3.) What efforts does the author make to try and bring an end to violence against women?

Essay Topic 3

The subject of birth is fully examined in the book, namely in the monologue "I Was There in the Room". What connection does the author say that the vagina and the heart have that she realized after witnessing the birth of her granddaughter?

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