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 upsets Sue as she begins to do some research, although she does not take any action as a result?

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

3. In which portion of the Bible do women seem to be mentioned more frequently?

4. What is NOT one of the things that Sue Monk Kidd says that women will encounter in the workforce?

5. It has been found that a girl's self esteem is lost as they _________ themselves down during their lives.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Sue feel that women have become inferior in the way they think and behave, even though they are not this way naturally?

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

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

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

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

7. How does Sue begin to define the idea of patriarchy when she starts out this section of the book?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the end, Sue begins to realize she cannot write Christian literature anymore as she feels so strongly that it conflicts with who she is now.

Part 1: Why do you think Sue cannot write any more Christian literature?

Part 2: Do you think that a writer should be able to write no matter what happens in their life?

Part 3: Do you think that Sue Monk Kidd should discount her earlier writings because of her new thinking pattern?

Essay Topic 2

Sue is worried that her new viewpoint on the world will affect her marriage to Sandy.

Part 1: Do you think a marriage should be able to survive an awakening by one person in the partnership?

Part 2: Why do you think that Sandy tries to talk her out of the feminist thing?

Part 3: Do you think that Sue would continue her quest if she were to lose Sandy in the process?

Essay Topic 3

Sue stands up for her daughter in the middle of the drugstore, possibly causing a scene for both herself and her daughter.

Part 1: Do you think it is necessary for Sue to say anything about the men who are talking about her daughter?

Part 2: How do you think Sue's daughter feels about her mom stepping in when the men are making rude comments?

Part 3: Why do you think Sue decides that she needs to say something about the men talking about her daughter?

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