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. Sue buys Ann a statue of _________, the winged goddess of victory, uniting womanhood and power.

2. In her isolation, Sue begins to say goodbye to the __________ she has been as she realizes she must.

3. Sue realizes that she must become a sacred ____________ wherever she is in order to become the experience.

4. What is one of the recurring symbols in Sue's dreams where she begins to see a Jungian analyst?

5. Who is raising money in order to buy a bison for their own collection of animals?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the choices from which Sue can choose to celebrate the Divine Feminine?

3. What kind of music allows Sue to feel the radiant mystery of being embraced by the Goddess?

4. What does Sue see in a magazine as the plane is beginning to descend from the sky and she wishes she could disappear into that image?

5. What does the much younger Sue want to do in response to the newspaper clipping that her mom has sent to her?

6. Who are the "kjerringsleppet" that Sue recalls in her writing in this section?

7. What does Maya Angelou say in an interview which makes Sue begin to understand empowerment?

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

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

10. What does the picture of Sappho have to tell Sue, although the other pictures in the museum do not affect her in the same way?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The men in the drugstore note that a woman's place is on her knees, which infuriates Sue.

Part 1: Why do you think these men believe that women should be on their knees before men?

Part 2: Do you think that all men believe that women should be subservient?

Part 3: How might you have reacted if you heard the men say that a woman should be on their knees?

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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