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 did not want to believe that she could be wounded by her own ____________ as she began her journey.

2. De Beauvoir notes that if a daughter challenges the system, the mother would favor the ___________.

3. 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.

4. Sue wants to know why _________ put enmity between Eve and her Feminine Source.

5. What are the women in Sue's paintings and drawings missing as she begins to draw her feminine wound?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Betty and Sue begin to dig up two stumps? What do they find they have done?

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

3. What does Sue learn to be the name of the Goddess during a dream of her birth?

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

5. 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?

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

7. Why does Sue begin to realize that attachment to the confining patriarchal world must die?

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

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

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

Essay 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

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

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?

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