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

2. Sue learns that while ___________ times where not utopian, they were nonviolent, egalitarian, and do not split nature and spirit.

3. Sue remembers the quote about using one's ___________ in service of one's vision is more important than fear.

4. The ___________ tree of Sue's writing career is full and just needs a stiff wind in order to be reoriented.

5. Sue decides that it is best for her to speak about __________ as being female and male, equally.

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Sue long for in her own marriage at this point of her journey to the Sacred Feminine?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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?

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

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?

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