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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 prompts the beginning of a journey, according to Sue's own experience?
(a) Joy.
(b) Pain.
(c) Another woman.
(d) Death.

2. Recognizing the feminine wound is important as it is the way for women to stop being ___________ in society.
(a) Victims.
(b) Silent.
(c) Beaten.
(d) Misunderstood.

3. The ___________ tradition of Christian women included the idea that Jesus wanted the church to be equal and feminist.
(a) Revolutionary.
(b) Honor.
(c) Mother.
(d) Christ-like.

4. Carol P. Christ said that a woman's awakening begins with an experience of ______________ in her life.
(a) Meaning.
(b) Truth.
(c) Hectic energy.
(d) Nothingness.

5. Where do Sue and Sandy travel to in order to see Magritte's paintings in a gallery?
(a) Boston.
(b) Providence.
(c) Charleston.
(d) New York.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The patriarchy seems to consider and accept _______ and dependence as being natural states of being.

3. Who was called the second in creation and the first to sin in the teachings of Sue's Baptist upbringing?

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

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

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

3. What does Sue point out that many pregnant women apologize to their husbands for?

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

5. 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?

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 happens the first time that Sue points out that women get a rotten deal when it comes to society?

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

9. What does the Bible have to say about the womanly conditions which occur on a monthly basis?

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

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