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 did Sue write about in the first fictional story she ever wrote? A story about a woman who _________ nearly every night.

2. A recently ordained minister tells Sue that she is asked to remove her ____________ before officiating so as to take the attention away from her gender.

3. Recognizing the feminine wound is important as it is the way for women to stop being ___________ in society.

4. A ___________ is a woman who remains internally dependent and who does not shape her identity and direction as a woman.

5. What was the nickname that was given to Sue as a child by her brother, according to her recollection?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. What is the role of women according to television and movies, according to Sue's findings?

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

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

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

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

10. What causes Sue to begin to weep for weeks over the Feminine Wound which she has begun to understand?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sandy seems to be an understanding husband as this book progresses, who is hesitant at times but helpful in others.

Part 1: Do you think that men can ever truly understand the lives of women?

Part 2: Why do you think that Sandy makes an effort to be understanding in Sue's journey?

Part 3: How do you think you might feel if your partner was suddenly exploring a new way of thinking?

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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