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. Finish the Corinthians verse which Nellie Morton heard retold at a conference: "If anyone is in Christ, now she is a new _________."

2. What does Sue encounter when she stays at her bed and breakfast in complete isolation from others?

3. What does Sue buy in order to remind her of the power of buffalos in her life?

4. Crete is one of the last places on Earth where the Great ___________ still flourishes, so Sue visits this place.

5. What animal does Sue feel to be the symbol of woman's deepest center, as she reads her book?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sandy surprise Sue with when she lands at the airport after her trip to a speaking engagement?

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

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

5. What happens when Sue begins to think about the idea of polluted waters and the dolphins swimming in them?

6. 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?

7. What happens in the story of Inanna, which Sue begins to relate to in her stay at the inn?

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

9. What does Sue plant in her backyard in order to create a space for being with the Divine Feminine?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue finds ways to connect to the Sacred Feminine in nature.

Part 1: Why do you think that nature is connected to the Sacred Feminine?

Part 2: How do you think you might connect a natural spot to the idea of the Sacred Feminine?

Part 3: Do you think that you are connected enough to nature that you might be able to intuitively create an altar?

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 stands up for her daughter in the middle of the drugstore, possibly causing a scene for both herself and her daughter.

Part 1: Do you think it is necessary for Sue to say anything about the men who are talking about her daughter?

Part 2: How do you think Sue's daughter feels about her mom stepping in when the men are making rude comments?

Part 3: Why do you think Sue decides that she needs to say something about the men talking about her daughter?

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