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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. Sue feels that teenage girls begin to change in those years, sleeping _________ and seeing fitful glimpses of fearful truth.
2. Who is the teacher at the charm school that Sue attends when she is a young girl?
3. Who wants Sue to drop the feminist thing in order to follow what they want?
4. The Sacred Feminine keeps a woman powerful and __________ in herself but connected to everything else in the world.
5. ____________ is being raped and disregarded and the church stands aloof, seeing matter as inherently evil.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sue point out that many pregnant women apologize to their husbands for?
2. How does Sue define her state of being an Unambiguous Woman? What does this mean she does in relation to men?
3. What is Sue's daughter doing when the two men begin to make insulting comments to her in the opening pages of the book?
4. What does Sue feel she is lacking internally that prevents her from questioning the male authority and her role in the world?
5. What is the dream that causes Sue Monk Kidd to question her own life and how she relates to it?
6. What are the differences between men and women as pointed out in the section called, "Spirit Over Nature?"
7. What does Sue do in order to symbolically cast away the old when she realizes she needs to get rid of her assumptions?
8. What are some of the issues women face when they enter the workforce, according to Sue Monk Kidd?
9. What is the 'Great Imbalance' that Sue defines in this section of the book in the discussion about patriarchy?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The men in the drugstore note that a woman's place is on her knees, which infuriates Sue.
Part 1: Why do you think these men believe that women should be on their knees before men?
Part 2: Do you think that all men believe that women should be subservient?
Part 3: How might you have reacted if you heard the men say that a woman should be on their knees?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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