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. What is the note on the replica which Sandy gives to Sue of the Minoan woman playing a lyre made of snakes?

2. What is a kernos stone, according to Sue's research and experience when she is in Crete?

3. Who does Sue recall saying that a write needs to have something to say, the ability to express it, and the courage to express it all?

4. On what holiday are Sandy and Sue quietly reading, both in their own worlds of discovery?

5. What is the name of the art exhibition that Sue goes to where she encounters a picture of Sappho?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sue do when she is in the stone circle, connecting with the Goddess?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue goes on a number of retreats and trips in order to find out more about herself and the Sacred Feminine.

Part 1: Why do you think Sue looks outside of herself to find answers?

Part 2: Do you think it would be better for her to look inside of herself for the answers to her questions?

Part 3: In what ways can Sue benefit from so many classes, retreats, and trips?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Sue is worried that her new viewpoint on the world will affect her marriage to Sandy.

Part 1: Do you think a marriage should be able to survive an awakening by one person in the partnership?

Part 2: Why do you think that Sandy tries to talk her out of the feminist thing?

Part 3: Do you think that Sue would continue her quest if she were to lose Sandy in the process?

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