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 is the profession of the woman who other women pointed out is 'still a woman' even if she is well trained?

2. ____________ is being raped and disregarded and the church stands aloof, seeing matter as inherently evil.

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

4. A man at a mixed gender retreat responded to a woman's concern that the Church marginalized women by saying that the church is _______ and it makes mistakes.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Sue do in order to symbolically cast away the old when she realizes she needs to get rid of her assumptions?

10. Why is anger something which Sue is afraid to express in her own life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

It seems that women are told when they are young that they are supposed to be silent at all times.

Part 1: Why are women told that they should be silent during their lives?

Part 2: In what ways are women convinced that being silent is the best possible way to live in the world?

Part 3: How do you think a young girl can nurture the part of herself that is willing to speak up?

Essay Topic 3

Sue feels that she needs to have a sort of turning point in which she realizes she can not go back to the way she was.

Part 1: Why do you think this sort of turning point is essential in one's spiritual journey?

Part 2: What might have happened if Sue had not had this turning point in her life?

Part 3: Do you feel that you have had to reach certain turning points in order to change your own life?

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