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

2. What does Frida write "is the most ridiculous thing 'man' has"?
(a) Tragedy.
(b) Art.
(c) Illness.
(d) Medicine.

3. Who does Frida write that she would like to serve as a "craftswoman"?
(a) Her local market.
(b) The Communist party.
(c) Her husband.
(d) The president of her country.

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

5. After writing, "I am no longer alone," who does Frida write that she loves?
(a) Her father.
(b) Diego Rivera.
(c) Tina Modoti.
(d) Mao.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lowe believe Frida can paint her own death?

2. What does Frida signal in an image in which arrows point at her naked body?

3. What number repeats in Frida's diary?

4. Which of the following are among Frida's interests mentioned in the Diary?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Frida describe life after her leg is amputated?

2. Frida uses the signature Sadja. What does this mean?

3. What interest does Frida show in art technique and tradition?

4. What anniversary does Frida mark with a diary entry?

5. What is the Eyesaurus.

6. How does Frida place herself in a pre-Columbian setting?

7. How does Frida categorize her art?

8. Describe the two vases that Frida depicts crying.

9. What childhood memory does Frida describe, and could be seen as the origins of The Two Fridas?

10. Frida creates a winged figure, and writes about Diego. What does she write about Diego in this entry?

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