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

Sue Monk Kidd
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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. Over time, since Sue did not know what to do about her experience at the monastery, she _____________ it.

2. Sue feels that teenage girls begin to change in those years, sleeping _________ and seeing fitful glimpses of fearful truth.

3. Sue does not think that she should only rely on the Bible for guidance, but also on her own ____________.

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. ___________ are said to represent regeneration, female wisdom, and power, according to Sue's research.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Betty and Sue begin to dig up two stumps? What do they find they have done?

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

3. What does Sue take and then give an offering of another buffalo head nickel to balance the gift when she goes to see the buffaloes?

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

5. What does Sue long for in her own marriage at this point of her journey to the Sacred Feminine?

6. Why does Sue have troubles talking with God about her problems in life?

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

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

9. What does Sandy surprise Sue with when she lands at the airport after her trip to a speaking engagement?

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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sue finds ways to connect to the Sacred Feminine in nature.

Part 1: Why do you think that nature is connected to the Sacred Feminine?

Part 2: How do you think you might connect a natural spot to the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 3: Do you think that you are connected enough to nature that you might be able to intuitively create an altar?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Sue goes on a number of retreats and trips in order to find out more about herself and the Sacred Feminine.

Part 1: Why do you think Sue looks outside of herself to find answers?

Part 2: Do you think it would be better for her to look inside of herself for the answers to her questions?

Part 3: In what ways can Sue benefit from so many classes, retreats, and trips?

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