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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is the central image in a page labeled "I love Diego"?
(a) A foggy window.
(b) An ink spill.
(c) A donkey.
(d) Her "plaster corset."

2. Which of the following is a recurring figure in the Diary?
(a) Water.
(b) Animal feet.
(c) Wings.
(d) Fire.

3. What does Frida describe as "the harmony of form and color"?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Love.
(c) Revolution.
(d) Human biological functions.

4. What signature does Frida use several times in the Diary?
(a) The Little Frida.
(b) Mrs. K. de Rivera.
(c) Sadja.
(d) Cuatlicue.

5. What does Lowe write that Frida's "primative, ancient animal" creation recalls?
(a) A fertility godess.
(b) Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent of Aztec legend.
(c) Tlaloc, the god of rain.
(d) Cuaticue, an Aztec godess that gave birth to the moon.

6. Who does Frida refer to with the signature "Yrenaica"?
(a) Irene, a former assistant and lover to Diego Rivera.
(b) Irene, assistant to the President of Mexico.
(c) Yvette, her doctor's assistant.
(d) Yvette, a teacher from her childhood.

7. Which of the following best describes Kahlo's relationship with artist Hieronymus Bosh?
(a) It is a relationship of admiration.
(b) It is a mystical relationship that disturbed Kahlo.
(c) It is a relationship of disrespect.
(d) It is a relationship of love.

8. In whose memory does Frida create two pages in her diary?
(a) Isabel Villasenor.
(b) Francisco Madero.
(c) Maria Izquierdo.
(d) Diego Rivera.

9. What does Lowe argue the final image in Frida's diary is about?
(a) Her love for her husband.
(b) Her desire to communicate with her father who has passed away.
(c) Her departure from this world.
(d) Her wish for healing.

10. What does Frida write next to the image of a disembodied hand (which Lowe writes is likely Rivera's) caressing an unspecified object?
(a) She praises his love of food.
(b) She praises his interest in her pets.
(c) She praises his tenderness with Mexican sculpture.
(d) She praises his tenderness with women.

11. What does Frida paint as burning?
(a) A school.
(b) A casket.
(c) A skyscraper.
(d) A howling dog.

12. What does Kahlo write about the artist Bosch?
(a) Notes on his use of the "golden section."
(b) The name of his wife, and a brief description of her physical problems.
(c) Notes on the characters he painted.
(d) The dates and place he lived.

13. What violent event does Frida recall from her childhood in an entry that describes her early life?
(a) Her sister falling from a balcony and bleeding all over the interior patio.
(b) Witnessing a death in the offices of the local Communist party (which she joined at 13).
(c) Violent fighting in the central plaza of Mexico City.
(d) Her mother attending wounded Zapatistas.

14. What does Frida describe will happen to her leg in her August 1953 entry?
(a) It will be amputated.
(b) It will be put in a cast.
(c) It will be measured so that a special brace can be made.
(d) She will paint it in a formal painting.

15. What does Frida equate with being alive?
(a) Being part of the Revolution.
(b) Making her husband's favorite soup.
(c) Having children.
(d) Painting with oil paints.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lowe write that a dot within a circle symbolized to the Aztecs?

2. What does Frida write is the most precious thing?

3. In the image where Frida paints "an angel and putto," what does Lowe write that Frida creates instead of stars?

4. Who is Miss Capulina?

5. Who is Mr. Xolotl?

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