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

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

3. The Sacred Feminine keeps a woman powerful and __________ in herself but connected to everything else in the world.

4. What emotion does the Church seem to equate with sin, according to Sue's experience and research?

5. What happens to Sue as she is talking to Sandy about the emotions coming up for her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Sue's daughter doing when the two men begin to make insulting comments to her in the opening pages of the book?

4. 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?

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

6. What is the 'Great Imbalance' that Sue defines in this section of the book in the discussion about patriarchy?

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

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

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

10. What does Sue find happens to girls as they grow older and they enter into their adolescence?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

To some readers, it might seem that Christianity is being attacked in this book.

Part 1: Do you think Christianity purposefully keeps women in a submissive position?

Part 2: How does the Church benefit from the submission of women?

Part 3: How might the Church be strengthened if it includes more women in roles of power and authority?

Essay Topic 2

In life, women are seen as the caretakers of men, committed to making sure everyone else is okay.

Part 1: Why do you think women are the ones who are typically the caretakers?

Part 2: Do you think that men can be caretakers of others?

Part 3: How is it damaging to be a caretaker of others?

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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