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Sue Monk Kidd
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is NOT one of the things that Sue Monk Kidd says that women will encounter in the workforce?
(a) Ceilings.
(b) Promotions.
(c) Networks.
(d) Traditional assumptions.

2. In the epistle of Timothy, what is a woman supposed to do in all of her submissiveness?
(a) Pray for their souls.
(b) Look up.
(c) Look down.
(d) Be silent.

3. After her slip of the tongue at the monastery, Sue begins to realize that she was immersed in the world of the ____________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Monks.
(c) Father.
(d) Mother.

4. What did Sue write about in the first fictional story she ever wrote? A story about a woman who _________ nearly every night.
(a) Died.
(b) Dreamt.
(c) Cried in her sleep.
(d) Walked in her sleep.

5. Which child(ren) in the family at the Chatooga River is allowed to go to the edge of the water?
(a) Both the boy and the girl.
(b) Boy.
(c) Neither.
(d) Girl.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which portion of the Bible do women seem to be mentioned more frequently?

2. The church seems to have a stake in orthodoxy, so the __________ people are scary to them.

3. What does Sue do as a child when she encounters a statue of Mary and feels drawn to it? What does she say?

4. In May, Sue attended a Journey into ____________ conference on St. Simon Island off the coast of Georgia.

5. The Sacred Feminine keeps a woman powerful and __________ in herself but connected to everything else in the world.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the issues women face when they enter the workforce, according to Sue Monk Kidd?

2. What is the 'Great Imbalance' that Sue defines in this section of the book in the discussion about patriarchy?

3. How does Sue define her state of being an Unambiguous Woman? What does this mean she does in relation to men?

4. What is the dream that causes Sue Monk Kidd to question her own life and how she relates to it?

5. Why does Sue have troubles talking with God about her problems in life?

6. What does the Bible seem to say about the way in which women are made for men? What are they meant to do in their lives in service of men?

7. How does Sue try to avoid dealing with the emerging realization of the Feminine Wound in this section of the book?

8. What are some of the stereotypes of being a good Christian woman, according to Sue's life?

9. How would a person describe the life of Sue Monk Kidd at this point of the book in relation to her family, profession, and religion?

10. How are girls expected to become less threatening when they are in school or when they are in a working environment?

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