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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a retablo?
(a) A painting.
(b) A kind of poem.
(c) A revolutionary song used to spread news.
(d) A colonial style table.

2. What was Kahlo's relationship with Lamba?
(a) They once studied together.
(b) They were very close.
(c) Lowe claims they were lovers.
(d) Fuentes writes that they were competitors.

3. What kinds of metaphors does Lowe write that Frida made frequent use of?
(a) Leaves and branches.
(b) Clouds and water.
(c) Veins and roots.
(d) Sexual metaphors.

4. What Tiffany art object does Carlos Fuentes describe?
(a) Frida's earrings.
(b) A diamond studded leash.
(c) A glass curtain.
(d) A beautiful lamp shade.

5. Which of the following best describe Frida's feeling for her husband?
(a) Devotion.
(b) Anger.
(c) Frustration.
(d) Respect.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of Mexico does Fuentes compare to Frida's body?

2. What did Andre Breton describe Frida Kahlo as?

3. Which of the following best describe Lowe's tone in her writing about Kahlo?

4. What did Frida use to create the central images of the icy landscape in her diary?

5. What civilizations does Lowe wright were part of Kahlo's understanding of her "personal past"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Frida's appearance, and the importance of her appearance, to Carlos Fuentes.

2. What characterized Frida's "poetry"?

3. What device does Lowe claim that Frida frequently uses? (She uses this for human forms, roots, and other organic figures.)

4. In what ways does Fuentes write that Kahlo mirrors the Revolution in her art?

5. What does Frida write about giving birth?

6. How does Lowe describe Frida's relationship with Surrealism?

7. On what kind of body does Frida create a two-headed bull figure?

8. How does Lowe describe Frida's planning process for the images in the Diary?

9. What physical changes does Lowe write that the Diary documented?

10. Frida labels an image "I am DISINTEGRATION." What is happening in that image?

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