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. Sue tries to become more ____________ with God, but the maleness of his figure begins to make her feel uncomfortable.

2. What are the women in Sue's paintings and drawings missing as she begins to draw her feminine wound?

3. What does Sue learn that some people think that ERA stands for, in addition to Equal Rights Amendment?

4. What does Sue consider to be so pervasive that it is as invisible as polluted air in the world?

5. What was the color of the leaves as Sue walked through the forest along the path around the monastery?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. How does Sue try to avoid dealing with the emerging realization of the Feminine Wound in this section of the book?

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

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

7. Does Sue ever find a discussion of a time when women were considered to be equal to men in theological studies?

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

9. 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?

10. How does Sue define her state of being an Unambiguous Woman? What does this mean she does in relation to men?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It seems that women are told when they are young that they are supposed to be silent at all times.

Part 1: Why are women told that they should be silent during their lives?

Part 2: In what ways are women convinced that being silent is the best possible way to live in the world?

Part 3: How do you think a young girl can nurture the part of herself that is willing to speak up?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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