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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 events were described as multi-week events to raise awareness of and advocate an end to violence against women?
2. Where is the Vulva Club's main headquarters located?
3. Which of the following things is not mentioned as a positive value of the word cunt?
4. What does the speaker of "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" believe moaning does?
5. Who is quoted in the play saying that many African communities are quietly putting an end to genital mutilation?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the speaker's dissection of the word cunt in the play.
2. Describe the plight the transgendered woman faced in "They Beat the Girl out of my Boy...or so they Tried".
3. Describe the nature of the "Spotlight Monologues".
4. 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"?
5. How does the author address spousal violence in "Islamabad"?
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. What is the nature of the short monologue "I Asked a Six Year Old Girl"?
8. What is the nature of the responses to the question "What does a Vagina Smell Like"?
9. How are the spotlight campaigns described in "V-World"?
10. What role did college campuses have in furthering the V-Day movement?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The V-Day Movement is an important theme the author discusses in the book. Discuss the role The Vagina Monologues has played in the success of the V-Day Movement, especially noting the public performances of the play, and how it has improved the success of this movement.
Essay Topic 2
The vagina is one of the leading themes presented in the book as a whole. Part 1.) How does the author personify the vagina in the book? Part 2.) What myths does the author try to dispel in the play about the vagina and how does she go about doing so? Part 3.) Why do you think the vagina has become a taboo and not often discussed topic in modern culture?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the author's portrayal of rape in the book. What role might the author's own experience with rape have on the way it is addressed in the play?
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