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

2. How many cents of every dollar are donated towards programming in the V-Day foundation?

3. What is the name of the headpiece worn by Muslim women, discussed in the play?

4. Who writes the section "V-Day: Ten Years of Changing the Story of Women"?

5. Who does the author say she found in the words of the prostitute in the comments after "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a woman attempt to shame her husband in "Crooked Braid"?

2. 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"?

3. How is the prostitute's work described in "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"?

4. How does the speaker in "The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could" describe her relationship with her vagina?

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

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

7. What is the nature of the responses to the question "What does a Vagina Smell Like"?

8. What does the lesbian that is in the second interview in "The Woman who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" say about vaginas?

9. Describe the plight the transgendered woman faced in "They Beat the Girl out of my Boy...or so they Tried".

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author makes use of the literary technique of juxtaposition to better exemplify the variety of ways the vagina is viewed. Discuss a specific instance where juxtaposition occurred and what purpose the author had for creating such an obvious contrast within her text.

Essay Topic 2

In monologues like "Reclaiming Cunt" and "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could", it is clear that the author has exhibited the great power words can have. Part 1.) What argument might the author be making about words based on her use of such vulgar language in many parts of the book? Part 2.) What might the author want for readers to learn about the power words can have over others, based on her use of them in the book, and what might she be hoping for others to do with that power?

Essay Topic 3

The author's choice to use the monologue method allowed her to take an intimate glance into the thoughts women have about their most intimate parts. Part 1.) How does the use of the monologue make us better relate to the characters in the play? Part 2.) What information would have been lost if the author had chosen to not use the monologue method for the play? Part 3.) What would be some of the downfalls to using the monologue method considering some of the speaker's complaints in the play?

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