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 kind of detail could describe the speaker's list at the end of "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

2. Whose friend does the speaker of "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" say raped her as a young girl?

3. What would often happen during live presentations of The Vagina Monologues according to "Pushing the Edge"?

4. What is the name of the monologue that describes how the V-Day movement began?

5. Who is the letter from that is shown in the introduction to "The Vulva Club"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does the author describe the reactions of her public performances of the Vagina Monologues in "Reclaiming cunt"?

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

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

9. How is the expansion of V-Day described in "The V-Day Model Expands"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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