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 feels that teenage girls begin to change in those years, sleeping _________ and seeing fitful glimpses of fearful truth.

2. Womanhood is seen as being too _________ for patriarchal religion, according to Sue.

3. To name, Sue says, is to define and to shape __________ in one's life, according to her lessons.

4. De Beauvoir notes that if a daughter challenges the system, the mother would favor the ___________.

5. In the epistle of Timothy, what is a woman supposed to do in all of her submissiveness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens the first time that Sue points out that women get a rotten deal when it comes to society?

2. What is Sue's daughter doing when the two men begin to make insulting comments to her in the opening pages of the book?

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

4. What are some of the ways in which snakes have been interpreted in other readings, besides being evil in the Garden of Eden?

5. 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?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. How are girls expected to become less threatening when they are in school or when they are in a working environment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At first, Sandy reacts to the idea of the Goddess when they are in Avebury, thinking that it sounds odd.

Part 1: Why might Sandy have had the reaction that he did to the word Goddess?

Part 2: What might your reaction be to the word Goddess if you heard it uttered aloud?

Part 3: Do you think that all cultures have had some form of goddess worship at some point? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Women, according to Sue's research and journey, seem to be held back in life. They are told they cannot do things that men can.

Part 1: Why do you think women are constantly told they cannot do certain things?

Part 2: Do you think it is reasonable to hold anyone back from doing things in their lives?

Part 3: Why are women perceived as the weaker sex? Is this true?

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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