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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 believes she has been in a deep _____________ about what the subordination of women does to them psychologically.
2. ____________ is being raped and disregarded and the church stands aloof, seeing matter as inherently evil.
3. The feminine wound is created as a woman begins to __________ all of the experiences of maleness around her.
4. Who wants Sue to drop the feminist thing in order to follow what they want?
5. Which sisters in the Sexton poem try to cut off their toes in order to make the shoe fit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the story that Sue's friend Betty shares with her about how a family teaches their children about the river?
2. How does Sue begin to define the idea of patriarchy when she starts out this section of the book?
3. What does the Bible have to say about the womanly conditions which occur on a monthly basis?
4. How does Sue feel that the scriptures in the Church are explained away, reducing the power of females?
5. What is the dream that causes Sue Monk Kidd to question her own life and how she relates to it?
6. What happens the first time that Sue points out that women get a rotten deal when it comes to society?
7. Why is anger something which Sue is afraid to express in her own life?
8. What are some of the stereotypes of being a good Christian woman, according to Sue's life?
9. How does Sue define her state of being an Unambiguous Woman? What does this mean she does in relation to men?
10. Does Sue ever find a discussion of a time when women were considered to be equal to men in theological studies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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