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. What type of women are examined in the introduction to "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could"?

2. As what race would the characters in "Crooked Braid" be classified?

3. What group does the author discuss in the introduction to "Reclaiming Cunt"?

4. What year was the first V-Day presentation held?

5. Why was the boyfriend of the speaker of "The Beat the Girl out of my Boy...or so the Tried" beaten up?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say the word home meant to the homeless women discussed in "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could"?

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

3. What conclusion does the author come to regarding the words of the prostitute at the end of "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

4. Describe the nature of the "Spotlight Monologues".

5. How are the spotlight campaigns described in "V-World"?

6. What is the nature of the short monologue "I Asked a Six Year Old Girl"?

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

8. How is the burqa described in the monologue "Under the Burqa"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The overall theme of the book and the play itself is to celebrate and fight for the empowerment of women. Part 1.) How does the subject matter presented in the play suggest a need for women empowerment and what goal are they hoping to achieve from encouraging it? Part 2.) What role does the public performances of the Vagina Monologues have on the growing movement of women empowerment around the world, especially on college campuses?

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