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 name of Sue's African-American nanny who takes care of her while she is growing up?

2. Who accompanies Sue on a speaking trip and performs an impromptu ritual to ask the Feminine Divine to guide and bless them?

3. What does Sue have done in relation to her face when she is out in Crete with Terry during her trip?

4. What does Sue begin to collect for her altar as she takes more journeys in the outdoors?

5. Sue believes that women need to unlearn ___________ lessons about the shame and the curse of being a woman.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 life, women are seen as the caretakers of men, committed to making sure everyone else is okay.

Part 1: Why do you think women are the ones who are typically the caretakers?

Part 2: Do you think that men can be caretakers of others?

Part 3: How is it damaging to be a caretaker of others?

Essay Topic 3

Sue is careful to not express the anger she begins to feel about the role of women in society and the patriarchy.

Part 1: Why does Sue try to hold back her anger?

Part 2: Does the idea that Sue is holding back her anger come from a sense of control over her emotions by the patriarchy?

Part 3: Would it be better for Sue to express her anger? Why or why not?

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