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 decides that she must follow her internal musical instrument, a ___________.

2. A recently ordained minister tells Sue that she is asked to remove her ____________ before officiating so as to take the attention away from her gender.

3. What does Sue mistakenly call herself when she is at the monastery and introduces herself to someone else?

4. Sue realizes that in her life, whenever she has had a problem, she has turned to _________ for the answers.

5. Being _______ had always seemed vaguely limiting, confining, lacking in power, and second-class.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Does Sue ever find a discussion of a time when women were considered to be equal to men in theological studies?

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. Why does Sue have troubles talking with God about her problems in life?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue finds ways to connect to the Sacred Feminine in nature.

Part 1: Why do you think that nature is connected to the Sacred Feminine?

Part 2: How do you think you might connect a natural spot to the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 3: Do you think that you are connected enough to nature that you might be able to intuitively create an altar?

Essay Topic 2

The Sacred Feminine is something that might cause the reader to wince or to be a bit more curious, as it is not necessarily accepted by everyone.

Part 1: How do you define the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 2: How do you feel when you hear the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 3: Do you think that you might be interested in learning more about the Sacred Feminine? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Sue is convinced there is a Feminine Wound which is causing pain and frustration in the world.

Part 1: How would you define the idea of the Feminine Wound?

Part 2: Do you think there might be an equally important Masculine Wound?

Part 3: Why do you think addressing the idea of a wound is important?

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