The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sue Monk Kidd
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. ____________ is being raped and disregarded and the church stands aloof, seeing matter as inherently evil.

2. Florence Nightingale once said that our _________ lies between pain and paralysis.

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

4. In tribes where men do the ___________, the men are highly revered. But in cultures where women do it, they are not revered.

5. Sue admits that she is not outwardly ___________ in her life, but she is also lacking some sort of internal structure to guide her.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sue find happens to girls as they grow older and they enter into their adolescence?

2. Why does Sue begin to realize that attachment to the confining patriarchal world must die?

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. What does Sue learn to be the name of the Goddess during a dream of her birth?

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

6. What does the picture of Sappho have to tell Sue, although the other pictures in the museum do not affect her in the same way?

7. What does Sue plant in her backyard in order to create a space for being with the Divine Feminine?

8. What does Sue believe that she is because she lacks teachers to help her on her journey?

9. What kind of music allows Sue to feel the radiant mystery of being embraced by the Goddess?

10. What does the much younger Sue want to do in response to the newspaper clipping that her mom has sent to her?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sandy seems to be an understanding husband as this book progresses, who is hesitant at times but helpful in others.

Part 1: Do you think that men can ever truly understand the lives of women?

Part 2: Why do you think that Sandy makes an effort to be understanding in Sue's journey?

Part 3: How do you think you might feel if your partner was suddenly exploring a new way of thinking?

Essay Topic 2

The Sacred Feminine is something that might cause the reader to wince or to be a bit more curious, as it is not necessarily accepted by everyone.

Part 1: How do you define the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 2: How do you feel when you hear the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 3: Do you think that you might be interested in learning more about the Sacred Feminine? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Sue is convinced there is a Feminine Wound which is causing pain and frustration in the world.

Part 1: How would you define the idea of the Feminine Wound?

Part 2: Do you think there might be an equally important Masculine Wound?

Part 3: Why do you think addressing the idea of a wound is important?

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