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. Which sisters in the Sexton poem try to cut off their toes in order to make the shoe fit?

2. What emotion does the Church seem to equate with sin, according to Sue's experience and research?

3. Over time, since Sue did not know what to do about her experience at the monastery, she _____________ it.

4. Sue realizes that in her life, whenever she has had a problem, she has turned to _________ for the answers.

5. The Sacred Feminine keeps a woman powerful and __________ in herself but connected to everything else in the world.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the old woman's t-shirt say which Sue sees when she tries to envision a world which is equal?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. Why does Sue have troubles talking with God about her problems in life?

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue finds ways to connect to the Sacred Feminine in nature.

Part 1: Why do you think that nature is connected to the Sacred Feminine?

Part 2: How do you think you might connect a natural spot to the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 3: Do you think that you are connected enough to nature that you might be able to intuitively create an altar?

Essay Topic 2

In life, women are seen as the caretakers of men, committed to making sure everyone else is okay.

Part 1: Why do you think women are the ones who are typically the caretakers?

Part 2: Do you think that men can be caretakers of others?

Part 3: How is it damaging to be a caretaker of others?

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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