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. Which of the goddesses needs to shed all of her clothing in order to hang on a meat hook and be resurrected again?

2. When relating to Herself, a woman can attain a natural ______________ in her own life.

3. Who is the woman who is downsized from a Most Holy supreme power in her time to a daddy's princess in later times?

4. ___________, in Greek, means to stand forth with power and dignity, Sue finds in her research.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The dreams Sue has seem to indicate that she is on the right path. They help her see obstacles and the way that her mind works on the questions she still has.

Part 1: Do you feel that dreams are an important part of your experience as a human being?

Part 2: How do dreams affect the way a person lives their daily life?

Part 3: Why do you think Sue begins to have so many dreams about her spiritual questions?

Essay Topic 2

Sue realizes that women are conditioned to turn to men for solutions and for insight into their troubles.

Part 1: What is wrong with turning to someone else when you have a problem?

Part 2: Why are women told to turn to men in order to help them when they are troubled?

Part 3: What part do men play in this relationship of women turning to men for help? How do they support this dependent relationship?

Essay Topic 3

At first, Sandy reacts to the idea of the Goddess when they are in Avebury, thinking that it sounds odd.

Part 1: Why might Sandy have had the reaction that he did to the word Goddess?

Part 2: What might your reaction be to the word Goddess if you heard it uttered aloud?

Part 3: Do you think that all cultures have had some form of goddess worship at some point? Why?

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