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Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Mexico City. Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident in 1925. Today, she is considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists.
Kahlo grew up in the home where she was born—later known as the Blue House or Casa Azul. Her father, Guillermo, was a photographer who had emigrated from Germany to Mexico, where he met and married her mother Matilde. She had two older sisters. Her younger sister, Cristina was born the year after Frida.
At age 6, Frida contracted polio, which continued her to bed for 9 months. Upon recovery, she limped when she walked because of damage to her right leg and foot. Her father encouraged her to take up soccer, swimming, and even wrestling—highly unusual activities for a girl at the time—to help aid in her recovery.
On Sept 17, 1925, Kahlo was traveling on a bus that collided with the streetcar. She sustained serious injuries in the accident, including a broken spine, collarbone, ribs, and pelvis. She stayed at the Red Cross Hospital in Mexico City for several weeks, then returned home to recover. She began painting during her recuperation and finished her first self-portrait the following year. Her parents supported her artwork. Her mother had an easel made that Kahlo could use while in bed, and her father gave her a box of oil paints and brushes. In 1938, Kahlo had her first solo art exhibition in New York City.
As an adult, Kahlo becomes politically active, joining the Young Communist League and the Mexican Communist Party. She and her husband, the painter Diego Rivera, befriended Leon Trotsky in 1937 after he fled to Mexico for political asylum from the Soviet Union.
1.Which of the following lists the correct sequence of events in artist Frida Kahlo’s life?
a.Frida was born at Casa Azul, her sister Adriana was born, she began painting self-portraits.
b.Frida was in a traffic accident, begun painting, learned to play soccer
c.Frida contracted polio, was in the traffic accident, became active in the Communist Party.
d.Frida contracted polio, learned to wrestle, her sister Cristina was born
2. Which of the following describes the author’s tone in the passage?
3. in which of the following source would a reader most likely find the passage?
a. A museum exhibit of artists who had socialist political viewpoints
b. A newspaper article about the death of Kahlo
c. A book about Mexican surrealist art
d. An encyclopedia article about Kahlo
4. A student wants to learn more about Frida Kahlo’s political activities. To which of the following articles should the student refer?
a. “ Notable Members of the Mexican Communist Party”
b. “ The Cold War:1947 to 1951”
c. “ The Complete Works of Frida Kahlo”
d. “Frida Kahlo, Artist, Diego Rivera’s Wife”
5. Which of the following would be considered a primary source about Frida Kahlo?
a. A newspaper article about the traffic accident
b. A letter was written by Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera
c. An encyclopedia entry about Frida Kahlo
d. A magazine article about Frida Kahlo first solo art exhibition
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I disagree with your answer for 2.
2.d because she went through many troubles in her life.
I don't think it's tragic, either.
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