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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 called the second in creation and the first to sin in the teachings of Sue's Baptist upbringing?
(a) Lilith.
(b) Adam.
(c) Mary.
(d) Eve.

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

3. Sue recognizes that she needs to forgive herself for not being born __________, a strange idea for her.
(a) All knowing.
(b) Male.
(c) Powerful.
(d) Female.

4. What emotion does the Church seem to equate with sin, according to Sue's experience and research?
(a) Anger.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Ecstasy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What upsets Sue as she begins to do some research, although she does not take any action as a result?

2. In her moment of awakening, Sue began to touch the ___________ of her feminine life.

3. Sue realizes that in her life, whenever she has had a problem, she has turned to _________ for the answers.

4. What is the thing that Sue immersed herself in, even though she actually disliked doing this?

5. The feminine wound is created as a woman begins to __________ all of the experiences of maleness around her.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Goddess Hera take an annual bath at Kanathos, according to Sue's findings?

2. Who are the "kjerringsleppet" that Sue recalls in her writing in this section?

3. What causes Sue to begin to weep for weeks over the Feminine Wound which she has begun to understand?

4. What does Sue do with the other women who have traveled to one of the last places the Great Goddess flourishes?

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

6. What does Sue see in a magazine as the plane is beginning to descend from the sky and she wishes she could disappear into that image?

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

8. While she plans many rituals, Sue does not realize that these rituals serve a purpose in her journey? What do these rituals do?

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

10. 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?

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