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. Girls, as they grow up, seem to become _____________ in nature, though they are also powerless inside and overwhelmed by the world.

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

3. What does Sue decide to burn when she makes a ritual for the way she is going to let go of her feminine wound?

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

5. How many children does Sue Monk Kidd have as she relates in the story about her history and her background?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What are some of the stereotypes of being a good Christian woman, according to Sue's life?

3. What does Sue feel she is lacking internally that prevents her from questioning the male authority and her role in the world?

4. 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?

5. How does Sue feel that the scriptures in the Church are explained away, reducing the power of females?

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

7. What does the Bible have to say about the womanly conditions which occur on a monthly basis?

8. What does Sue do in order to symbolically cast away the old when she realizes she needs to get rid of her assumptions?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Sue is convinced there is a Feminine Wound which is causing pain and frustration in the world.

Part 1: How would you define the idea of the Feminine Wound?

Part 2: Do you think there might be an equally important Masculine Wound?

Part 3: Why do you think addressing the idea of a wound is important?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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