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

2. Who was at the top of the chart the visiting preacher had drawn in order to show the idea of a God-ordained family?

3. Sue did not want to believe that she could be wounded by her own ____________ as she began her journey.

4. The Sacred Feminine keeps a woman powerful and __________ in herself but connected to everything else in the world.

5. Recognizing the feminine wound is important as it is the way for women to stop being ___________ in society.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sue feel that the scriptures in the Church are explained away, reducing the power of females?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

10. What are some of the issues women face when they enter the workforce, according to Sue Monk Kidd?

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

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 3

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?

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