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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. Anne Wilson Sherf notes that being born female is often equated with being born ___________ in some way.
(a) Dirty.
(b) Useless.
(c) Tainted.
(d) Boring.

2. To name, Sue says, is to define and to shape __________ in one's life, according to her lessons.
(a) Power.
(b) The future.
(c) Reality.
(d) Men.

3. In May, Sue attended a Journey into ____________ conference on St. Simon Island off the coast of Georgia.
(a) Wholeness.
(b) Truth.
(c) The Sacred Feminine.
(d) Power.

4. Who wants Sue to drop the feminist thing in order to follow what they want?
(a) John.
(b) The priest.
(c) Ann.
(d) Sandy.

5. Sue decides that she must follow her internal musical instrument, a ___________.
(a) Drum.
(b) Piano.
(c) Flute.
(d) Guitar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sue believes she has been in a deep _____________ about what the subordination of women does to them psychologically.

2. What does Sue take from the forest in order to create a symbol of herself beginning to hatch her own life?

3. Sue recognizes that she needs to forgive herself for not being born __________, a strange idea for her.

4. What does Sue decide to burn when she makes a ritual for the way she is going to let go of her feminine wound?

5. Girls, as they grow up, seem to become _____________ in nature, though they are also powerless inside and overwhelmed by the world.

Short Essay Questions

1. When Ann is younger and asks why women cannot be deacons in the church, what is the answer that her Vacation Bible School teacher tell her?

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

3. What are some of the ways in which snakes have been interpreted in other readings, besides being evil in the Garden of Eden?

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

5. Why is anger something which Sue is afraid to express in her own life?

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

7. How does Sue feel that the scriptures in the Church are explained away, reducing the power of females?

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

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

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

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