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

2. Humanity, Sue feels, needs to be drawn into Divine Mother's lap and turned into a global ____________.

3. What are the group of Chinese Americans doing when Sue encounters them as she walks by herself?

4. The _______________ of Meinrad Craighead reminds Sue of the Cartoon of St. Anne, when she and Betty visit.

5. Sue believes that a fear of female sexuality has crippled Western _____________, since the Bible does talk about humans (men and women) being made in God's image.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sue do on her last retreats at Springbank, in order to pass on her lessons to others?

3. 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?

4. What is the news in the old newspaper clipping that Sue's mom sends?

5. What does a Cherokee woman Sue meets on a retreat tell her that her dreams are meant to do?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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