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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Frida write over and over, in bubbles surrounding an angel?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Love.
(c) Pain.
(d) Harmony.

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

3. In an image labeled "Dog," where does Frida place the dog?
(a) Swimming in a pond.
(b) Around a man's neck.
(c) Jumping at the sight of a firework.
(d) In her garden.

4. What did Frida claim she painted?
(a) Her "hope for the future."
(b) Her "deepest dreams."
(c) Her "reality."
(d) Her "love for life."

5. What recipe does Frida include in her Diary?
(a) An Aztec recipe for verdolagas, also called purslane.
(b) A recipe for deer food.
(c) A recipe for paint.
(d) A recipe for salsa.

6. What song lyrics does Frida repeatedly cite in the Diary?
(a) "Sing and don't cry."
(b) "No man is an island."
(c) "Tree of hope stand firm."
(d) "Life is about love, but dancing is fine."

7. Who is Miss Capulina?
(a) An artist.
(b) A poet.
(c) A deer.
(d) A dog.

8. What does Lowe write is associated in pre-Columbian mythology with the right foot?
(a) Rabbits.
(b) A full moon.
(c) Deer.
(d) Fire.

9. What does Lowe write to explain the piece The Two Fridas, painted in 1939?
(a) Frida claimed that one was the Frida that her parents had longed for, the other the Frida who was an artist.
(b) Frida wrote that one was how Diego would have her be, while the other was who she was.
(c) Frida claimed that one was the sick Frida, while the other was the healthy Frida.
(d) Frida wrote that one of these was the Frida Diego loved, the other was the Frida that Diego once loved.

10. Frida creates two images of death. One includes roots that above ground turn to flames. Which of the following best describes the mood of the image?
(a) Fun.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Quiet.
(d) Frightening.

11. In 1944, Lowe writes that Kahlo painted herself with someone else, merged into a single head. Who was this?
(a) Leon Trotsky.
(b) Diego Rivera.
(c) Emiliano Zapata.
(d) Maria Kahlo.

12. What story does Lowe liken Frida's childhood memory to?
(a) Lewis Caroll's Alice.
(b) A small story (in a single panel) of Diego Rivera's History of Mexico mural.
(c) An Aztec birth myth.
(d) A German tale her father may have shared with her.

13. Frida paints two images of death. The first is labeled "Deaths in a Riot." What is the mood of this image?
(a) Frightening.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Sad.
(d) Humorous.

14. Which two political systems does Lowe note that Frida pairs?
(a) Aztec and the ruling political party in Colombia.
(b) Mayan and Aztec.
(c) Aztec and Communist.
(d) Communist and Argentine.

15. Who is in the image labeled "What a dish!"?
(a) Frida.
(b) Emiliano Zapata, a revolutionary.
(c) Diego Rivera.
(d) An unknown young woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best characterizes the sentiments that Frida expresses in her Diary toward her husband?

2. Who does Frida credit with the fact that she is "no longer alone"?

3. What pair of drawings does Frida label "Don't come crying to me!" and "Yes, I come crying to you"?

4. What does Lowe write that Frida's "primative, ancient animal" creation recalls?

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

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