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. Psychologists have discovered that there are differences in the ways that the genders make ________ decisions.

2. To name, Sue says, is to define and to shape __________ in one's life, according to her lessons.

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is anger something which Sue is afraid to express in her own life?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. How does Sue feel that women have become inferior in the way they think and behave, even though they are not this way naturally?

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

10. What is the role of women according to television and movies, according to Sue's findings?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Women, according to Sue's research and journey, seem to be held back in life. They are told they cannot do things that men can.

Part 1: Why do you think women are constantly told they cannot do certain things?

Part 2: Do you think it is reasonable to hold anyone back from doing things in their lives?

Part 3: Why are women perceived as the weaker sex? Is this true?

Essay Topic 2

To some readers, it might seem that Christianity is being attacked in this book.

Part 1: Do you think Christianity purposefully keeps women in a submissive position?

Part 2: How does the Church benefit from the submission of women?

Part 3: How might the Church be strengthened if it includes more women in roles of power and authority?

Essay Topic 3

At first, Sandy reacts to the idea of the Goddess when they are in Avebury, thinking that it sounds odd.

Part 1: Why might Sandy have had the reaction that he did to the word Goddess?

Part 2: What might your reaction be to the word Goddess if you heard it uttered aloud?

Part 3: Do you think that all cultures have had some form of goddess worship at some point? Why?

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