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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 speaker of "The Vulva Club" find inspiration from when naming her vagina?
2. How does the abused woman from another country become disfigured because of her husband?
3. Complete the following sentence by the author discussing female victims of violence, "women were totally at risk, where they had been raped or murdered or dismissed or simply not allowed to ______".
4. How would the speaker of "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" be described?
5. What does the speaker of "Crooked Braid" say came loose in her husband when they made love?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does a woman attempt to shame her husband in "Crooked Braid"?
2. How does the author say she believed she was objectifying women in the comments after "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?
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. What is the nature of the short monologue "I Asked a Six Year Old Girl"?
5. How are the spotlight campaigns described in "V-World"?
6. How is the prostitute's work described in "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?
7. How does the author describe the reactions of her public performances of the Vagina Monologues in "Reclaiming cunt"?
8. How does the speaker in "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" describe her intimate encounter with an older woman when she was 16?
9. How does the author describe the birth of her granddaughter in the book?
10. How does the speaker in "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" describe her relationship with her vagina?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lesbianism is a theme heavily discussed throughout the book, especially in monologues like "The Woman that Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" and "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could ". Compare and contrast the portrayals of lesbianism in these two monologues and discuss what reason the author had for creating juxtaposition between these two lesbian speakers.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Discuss the nature of the book's set-up, including analysis of the Introduction, Forward and Preface. What information are we able to learn from the commentary included in these sections of the book?
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