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 in the dream of Sue has that she awakens from feeling reunited with this lost and defiled symbol of feminine instinct?

2. How many altars does Sue find when she is visiting the studio of Meinrad Craighead?

3. When women speak truly, they speak subversively and refuse to be _________, according to Sue.

4. The Minotaur is a half man, half ________, according to the stories which have been told about it.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Sue take and then give an offering of another buffalo head nickel to balance the gift when she goes to see the buffaloes?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue begins to feel that her faith relies too heavily on the patriarchy and on the idea of a man being in charge at all times.

Part 1: Do you think that the patriarchy is in charge of the world as a whole?

Part 2: What are some of the problems of having a patriarchy system in place?

Part 3: How can the world change to be more balanced in terms of male and female power?

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

To some readers, it might seem that Christianity is being attacked in this book.

Part 1: Do you think Christianity purposefully keeps women in a submissive position?

Part 2: How does the Church benefit from the submission of women?

Part 3: How might the Church be strengthened if it includes more women in roles of power and authority?

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