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

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

3. Sue's grandmother used to call it _____________ or what Sue begins to realize women need to tell themselves.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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. What are the differences between men and women as pointed out in the section called, "Spirit Over Nature?"

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The mother-daughter relationship can be complicated.

Part 1: Why do you think the mother-daughter relationship is often so difficult?

Part 2: Does the relationship between Sue and her daughter seem to be difficult?

Part 3: How do you think mothers and daughters can learn to be more supportive and understanding with each other?

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 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?

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