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. What is the profession of the woman who other women pointed out is 'still a woman' even if she is well trained?

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

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

4. Sue's declaration of intent in the beginning of the book and her journey makes her feel like a ____________.

5. Sue believes she has been in a deep _____________ about what the subordination of women does to them psychologically.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

5. What does Sue point out that many pregnant women apologize to their husbands for?

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

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

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

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

10. How are girls expected to become less threatening when they are in school or when they are in a working environment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue feels that she needs to have a sort of turning point in which she realizes she can not go back to the way she was.

Part 1: Why do you think this sort of turning point is essential in one's spiritual journey?

Part 2: What might have happened if Sue had not had this turning point in her life?

Part 3: Do you feel that you have had to reach certain turning points in order to change your own life?

Essay Topic 2

Sue is worried that her new viewpoint on the world will affect her marriage to Sandy.

Part 1: Do you think a marriage should be able to survive an awakening by one person in the partnership?

Part 2: Why do you think that Sandy tries to talk her out of the feminist thing?

Part 3: Do you think that Sue would continue her quest if she were to lose Sandy in the process?

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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