Frida, a Biography of Frida Kahlo Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 was Rivera known to be by most people, in Chapter 3?

2. What did an article in the New York World-Telegram call Rivera's unfinished mural?

3. What causes Kahlo's family into penury, whereas before they had lived a comfortable lifestyle?

4. What did Kahlo's father begin to make a name for himself doing?

5. How did Kahlo's father begin to behave the worse-off the family's circumstances got, in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was so impressive about Frida being permitted to attend the National Preparatory School?

2. How did Frida use painting to help her cope with her pain?

3. What did Frida's painting, A Few Small Nips, symbolize?

4. What happened to Frida after she was in a horrible bus accident in Chapter 4?

5. How were Frida and Rivera married in Chapter 8?

6. Who was a member of Frida's close group of friends, the Cachuchas, and what did they do together?

7. What were Rivera and Frida invited to New York for in Chapter 9?

8. What was Arias elected to in 1929?

9. Why did many of Frida's friends see her bus accident as destiny?

10. How did Frida's painting change as her courtship with Rivera intensifies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Frida and Rivera both had numerous affairs, and these were a huge impact on Frida's life and her paintings. Analyze the theme of intimacy throughout the biography. How was intimacy important in Frida's life? How did her relationship with Rivera change after his affair with her sister? What types of relationships did Frida begin to have? How was Frida's painting affected by her new relationships and Rivera's affairs?

Essay Topic 2

In Frida, a Biography of Frida Kahlo, there are objects and places of importance throughout the text. Analyze the different objects and places of importance and their affect on Frida's life. Why would Frida's clothing and jewelry be important? How were the different cities that Frida and Rivera visited in America of importance? What other objects are of importance in the biography?

Essay Topic 3

Frida Kahlo was an inspiring woman to many, from the challenges that she overcame to her amazing portraits that she created. Analyze the unique characteristics of Kahlo, examining what made her attractive to Rivera and the other people around her. How were Frida's paintings a reflection of herself? What did Frida teach those around her as she suffered through her pain? What type of personality did Frida have? Was she outgoing? What attracted Rivera to Frida?

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