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. When Sue begins to realize that the Church is causing her to be less than a person, she asks the question, "God, how ________?

2. What does a woman in the group feel is a sign to the group and represents a gift to the group?

3. What does Sue do as a child when she encounters a statue of Mary and feels drawn to it? What does she say?

4. When a women refrains from anger, as she is supposed to do, she might end up taking refuge in _____________.

5. Being _______ had always seemed vaguely limiting, confining, lacking in power, and second-class.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who are the "kjerringsleppet" that Sue recalls in her writing in this section?

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

6. What is the 'Great Imbalance' that Sue defines in this section of the book in the discussion about patriarchy?

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

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

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

10. What does Sue do with the other women who have traveled to one of the last places the Great Goddess flourishes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In life, women are seen as the caretakers of men, committed to making sure everyone else is okay.

Part 1: Why do you think women are the ones who are typically the caretakers?

Part 2: Do you think that men can be caretakers of others?

Part 3: How is it damaging to be a caretaker of others?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The dreams Sue has seem to indicate that she is on the right path. They help her see obstacles and the way that her mind works on the questions she still has.

Part 1: Do you feel that dreams are an important part of your experience as a human being?

Part 2: How do dreams affect the way a person lives their daily life?

Part 3: Why do you think Sue begins to have so many dreams about her spiritual questions?

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