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. Who does not want Sue to go to a planned retreat at a monastery when she is struggling with her emotions?

2. What is NOT one of the things that Sue Monk Kidd says that women will encounter in the workforce?

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 are the women in Sue's paintings and drawings missing as she begins to draw her feminine wound?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What causes Sue to begin to weep for weeks over the Feminine Wound which she has begun to understand?

4. How does Sue try to avoid dealing with the emerging realization of the Feminine Wound in this section of the book?

5. 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?

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

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

8. 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?

9. What are some of the ways in which snakes have been interpreted in other readings, besides being evil in the Garden of Eden?

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

In the end, Sue begins to realize she cannot write Christian literature anymore as she feels so strongly that it conflicts with who she is now.

Part 1: Why do you think Sue cannot write any more Christian literature?

Part 2: Do you think that a writer should be able to write no matter what happens in their life?

Part 3: Do you think that Sue Monk Kidd should discount her earlier writings because of her new thinking pattern?

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 begins to feel that her faith relies too heavily on the patriarchy and on the idea of a man being in charge at all times.

Part 1: Do you think that the patriarchy is in charge of the world as a whole?

Part 2: What are some of the problems of having a patriarchy system in place?

Part 3: How can the world change to be more balanced in terms of male and female power?

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