The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine Test | Final 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. Janet Frame remembers a teacher once praising her for being quiet and no ____________ at all.

2. Sue believes that women need to unlearn ___________ lessons about the shame and the curse of being a woman.

3. In order for a woman to begin to seek the Sacred Feminine, she must first make the Great __________, according to Sue.

4. Sue tells the male clergy man that they only have different visions about _____________ when she is scolded.

5. What do Sue, Better, and other women create as they are sitting in the circle of trees at Springbrook?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sue believe is happening to the new girl-child who has been birthed by her awakening?

2. What does Sue do in order to cultivate her own creativity and to create space for it in her life?

3. What does Sue begin to do in September to further push her journey into the Sacred Feminine?

4. While she plans many rituals, Sue does not realize that these rituals serve a purpose in her journey? What do these rituals do?

5. What are some of the things which can achieved by internalizing the Divine Feminine, according to the book?

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

7. Why does the Goddess Hera take an annual bath at Kanathos, according to Sue's findings?

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

9. Why does Sue choose to display a picture of the Minoan Snake Goddess in her study?

10. What does Sue see to be a sacred place when she visits and sees a replica of Da Vinci's Cartoon of St. Anne?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

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?

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