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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Fuentes write happened in September of 1925 that changed Frida's life?
(a) Her foot was amputated.
(b) She miscarried.
(c) She divorced for the first time.
(d) An accident.

2. What does the use of the "third eye" signify in the "Portrait of Neferunico"?
(a) "The power of her intuitive insight."
(b) "Her interest in unusual biological forms."
(c) "Her connection to India."
(d) "Her love of foreign things."

3. Frida created a double portrait surrounded by small images. Which of the following images are close to her face in this portrait?
(a) An Egyptian pyramid.
(b) A faithful copy of the Mexico City's National Palace bell.
(c) A Chinese yin-yang sign.
(d) Saturn.

4. How does Fuentes characterize the kinds of escapes from reality Andre Breton "was legislating as law" in France compared to Latin America?
(a) As "small beer, comparatively speaking."
(b) As "needlessly ritualistic."
(c) As "unlikely to ever take hold."
(d) As "the law of life."

5. What style does Fuentes claim was "in tune with the tastes of the Mexican elite" around the turn of the century?
(a) An indigenous geometric style.
(b) An Italian ornate style.
(c) A German born style emphasizing contrast.
(d) A surrealist style that influenced architecture at the time.

6. What line of work was Frida's father in?
(a) Baking.
(b) Music.
(c) Banking.
(d) Photography.

7. What are the carpas that Fuentes describes?
(a) Tents that were the stage for satire in proletariat "barrios."
(b) A term for old neighborhoods, like Coyoacan, that were once separate from Mexico City, but became part of the city as it grew.
(c) Layers of "resentimiento," or popular resentment as the ideals of the Revolution were touted as realized in government.
(d) A term for the typical cooking utensils that Adelitas, women who participated in the Revolution, typically carried on their backs.

8. Who does Lowe write "cemented" the association of Frida and Surrealism?
(a) Diego Rivera.
(b) Jose Clemente Orozco.
(c) Jose Vasconcelos.
(d) Andre Breton.

9. Where did Carlos Fuentes first meet Frida?
(a) At a Mexico City gallery called the Gallery of Mexican Art.
(b) In a restaurant called Sanborns.
(c) In the Alameda Park.
(d) In the Palace of Fine Arts.

10. Who did Frida write many letters to in the Diary?
(a) Ana Kahlo, her sister.
(b) Juan Olmedo, her doctor.
(c) Diego Rivera.
(d) Dolores Olmedo.

11. Which of the following best describe Lowe's tone in her writing about Kahlo?
(a) Respect and admiration.
(b) Concern for her physical problems.
(c) Neutral.
(d) Disrespect for her political simplicity.

12. How does Lowe write that students remembered Frida?
(a) Full of vulgarity.
(b) Full of vitality.
(c) Always curious about life.
(d) Always interested in romance.

13. Before the Mexican Revolution, what culture does Fuentes write influenced Mexico and Latin America?
(a) French culture.
(b) German culture.
(c) Italian culture.
(d) Haitian culture.

14. What does Kahlo liken to ink?
(a) Blood.
(b) Salsa.
(c) Oil.
(d) Wine.

15. What does Lowe write about Frida's relationships with women?
(a) She felt competition with women because her husband was romantically interested in her female friends.
(b) She was constantly seeking female friends to discuss her marriage.
(c) Some were consumated, while others were not.
(d) She was competitive with women artists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characterizes the poems on the first several pages of the Diary?

2. What did Andre Breton describe Frida Kahlo as?

3. What figures can be found in the image that Frida labeled "Naturaleza bien muerta"?

4. What aspect of Rembrandt and Van Gogh's work does Lowe compare to Kahlo's?

5. How does Frida describe "desire"?

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