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. The feminine wound is created as a woman begins to __________ all of the experiences of maleness around her.

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

3. What is Sue's daughter stocking when the incident with the men takes place in the beginning of the book?

4. What does Sue do as a child when she encounters a statue of Mary and feels drawn to it? What does she say?

5. After her slip of the tongue at the monastery, Sue begins to realize that she was immersed in the world of the ____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

7. How does Sue define her state of being an Unambiguous Woman? What does this mean she does in relation to men?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue realizes that women are conditioned to turn to men for solutions and for insight into their troubles.

Part 1: What is wrong with turning to someone else when you have a problem?

Part 2: Why are women told to turn to men in order to help them when they are troubled?

Part 3: What part do men play in this relationship of women turning to men for help? How do they support this dependent relationship?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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