Women Who Run with the Wolves Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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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 this girl make that proves her industriousness, her creativity and her self-expression?

2. Natural, healthy self love and confidence are a part of the innate _____________ of females, according to the author.

3. The discussion of being a woman is beneficial to the reader as it helps to point out what _________ the author may have.

4. What does the man confront in a new way as he realizes that the Skeleton Woman cannot be ignored or left behind?

5. The author, in this section, blends her roles of a ______________ as well as a practicing psychologist.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Estes suggest about the female body and what it might be capable of doing?

2. What is Vasilisa sent home with in order to help start the fire at the house where she lives with her family?

3. What does the author believe the Wild Woman archetype can do for the American woman?

4. What happens after the duckling decides to run away from his family? How is he saved?

5. Why does the young girl receive the doll in the first story from her mother?

6. What is the overall purpose of the story of La Loba of the American Southwest as Estes explains in the first section?

7. What is the quest the stepmother and sisters send the young girl off on, hoping that she will never return?

8. What is the rumor that goes around about the man with the strange appearance?

9. Why does the man with the strange feature want the three sisters to do with him?

10. What does the fisherman do when he brings the skeleton into his home and changes his attitude?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

By introducing herself, the author seems to be trying to connect with the reader in the first few pages of this book.

Part 1: Do you think it's important for an author to talk about their qualifications before a book begins? Why or why not?

Part 2: Is it easier to trust an author when they have a lot of qualifications? Why or why not?

Part 3: How might the book have changed if the author had not included their biographical information?

Essay Topic 2

The man who is strange looking convinces the sisters that if they were to stay with him, they would change their perspective of him.

Part 1: Do you think it's important to try to face down one's fears and beliefs? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think the sisters could have been more open to the man and to his appearance?

Part 3: Do you think you can always learn to like someone when you get to know them? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The author points out that every woman has soul skin or 'seal skin' that they must learn to wear and to go back to.

Part 1: Do you agree that everyone has a true self? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think living as your true self might change the way you live today?

Part 3: Why do you think it's important that you try to find your true self?

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