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

2. Florence Nightingale once said that our _________ lies between pain and paralysis.

3. What upsets Sue as she begins to do some research, although she does not take any action as a result?

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

5. Sue admits that she is not outwardly ___________ in her life, but she is also lacking some sort of internal structure to guide her.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Sue begin to realize that attachment to the confining patriarchal world must die?

3. 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?

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

5. How does Sue begin to define the idea of patriarchy when she starts out this section of the book?

6. What does the picture of Sappho have to tell Sue, although the other pictures in the museum do not affect her in the same way?

7. What does Sue plant in her backyard in order to create a space for being with the Divine Feminine?

8. What does Sue believe that she is because she lacks teachers to help her on her journey?

9. What kind of music allows Sue to feel the radiant mystery of being embraced by the Goddess?

10. What does the much younger Sue want to do in response to the newspaper clipping that her mom has sent to her?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sue stands up for her daughter in the middle of the drugstore, possibly causing a scene for both herself and her daughter.

Part 1: Do you think it is necessary for Sue to say anything about the men who are talking about her daughter?

Part 2: How do you think Sue's daughter feels about her mom stepping in when the men are making rude comments?

Part 3: Why do you think Sue decides that she needs to say something about the men talking about her daughter?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Sue is careful to not express the anger she begins to feel about the role of women in society and the patriarchy.

Part 1: Why does Sue try to hold back her anger?

Part 2: Does the idea that Sue is holding back her anger come from a sense of control over her emotions by the patriarchy?

Part 3: Would it be better for Sue to express her anger? Why or why not?

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