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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. The feminine wound is created as a woman begins to __________ all of the experiences of maleness around her.
(a) Be angry.
(b) Externalize.
(c) Understand.
(d) Internalize.

2. The church seems to have a stake in orthodoxy, so the __________ people are scary to them.
(a) Closed minded.
(b) Independent-minded.
(c) Childish.
(d) Female.

3. ___________ are said to represent regeneration, female wisdom, and power, according to Sue's research.
(a) Doves.
(b) Snakes.
(c) Robins.
(d) Horses.

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

5. Psychologists have discovered that there are differences in the ways that the genders make ________ decisions.
(a) Moral.
(b) Education.
(c) Family.
(d) Spiritual.

Short Answer Questions

1. Anne Wilson Sherf notes that being born female is often equated with being born ___________ in some way.

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

3. What is the color of the journal Sue begins when she feels as though she needs to cast away the old in order to make way for the new?

4. What prompts the beginning of a journey, according to Sue's own experience?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. How does Sue begin to define the idea of patriarchy when she starts out this section of the book?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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