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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. Who was at the top of the chart the visiting preacher had drawn in order to show the idea of a God-ordained family?
(a) Man.
(b) Woman.
(c) God.
(d) Church.

2. Who is the teacher at the charm school that Sue attends when she is a young girl?
(a) Miss Belle.
(b) Miss Susie.
(c) Miss Manners.
(d) Miss Ann.

3. Alice Walker says that if you are able to write or paint your pain, it will be very ____________ for a person.
(a) Joyful.
(b) Healing.
(c) Opening.
(d) Painful.

4. One of the academics who Sue hears speak says that Jesus' intention was ___________ and Sandy agrees.
(a) Stupid.
(b) Feminist.
(c) Impure.
(d) Patriarchal.

5. Christian communities continue to accept the Letter of __________ as proof that women are to be silenced.
(a) Paul.
(b) Thomas.
(c) Mark.
(d) Timothy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Being _______ had always seemed vaguely limiting, confining, lacking in power, and second-class.

2. Who does not want Sue to go to a planned retreat at a monastery when she is struggling with her emotions?

3. One must work hard to have one's energy flow towards _____________, Sue finds.

4. Carol P. Christ said that a woman's awakening begins with an experience of ______________ in her life.

5. Sue decides that she must follow her internal musical instrument, a ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the old woman's t-shirt say which Sue sees when she tries to envision a world which is equal?

3. What is the story that Sue's friend Betty shares with her about how a family teaches their children about the river?

4. Does Sue ever find a discussion of a time when women were considered to be equal to men in theological studies?

5. What are the differences between men and women as pointed out in the section called, "Spirit Over Nature?"

6. What does Sue feel she is lacking internally that prevents her from questioning the male authority and her role in the world?

7. What is Sue's daughter doing when the two men begin to make insulting comments to her in the opening pages of the book?

8. What does Sue do in order to symbolically cast away the old when she realizes she needs to get rid of her assumptions?

9. 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?

10. How does Sue feel that women have become inferior in the way they think and behave, even though they are not this way naturally?

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