Answer Key: Frida Kahlo Exhibit

Lesson Plan:  Frida Kahlo’s U.S. Exhibit: “Appearances Can Be Deceiving”

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. icon |ˈīˌkän| noun –2 a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something: this iron-jawed icon of American manhood.
  2. muralist |ˈmyo͝orəl| noun-a painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.
  3. cull |kəl| verb [with object] (usually be culled) select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources: anecdotes culled from Greek and Roman history.
  4. polio |ˈpōlēˌō| noun-Medicine- an infectious viral disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause temporary or permanent paralysis.
  5. insatiable |inˈsāSHəb(ə)l| adjective -(of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something. People have an insatiable curiosity with Frida Kahlo’s life.
  6. ensemble   |änˈsämbəl| –noun  [usually in singular] a set of clothes chosen to harmonize when worn together.
  7. allure |əˈlo͝or| noun-the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating: people for whom gold holds no allure.
  8. curator  |ˈkyo͝orˌādərkyo͝oˈrādərˈkyo͝orədər| noun- a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection.
  9. menagerie |məˈnajərēməˈnaZHərē| noun-a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition.• a strange or diverse collection of people or things: some other specimen in the television menagerie.
  10. dazzle |ˈdazəl| verb [with object] • amaze or overwhelm (someone) with a particular impressive quality: I was dazzled by the beauty and breadth of the exhibition.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary 

Grammar Focus: Identifying Prepositions

They were also another vehicle for her to express her passion for Mexican crafts including contemporary silver jewelry and native materials like jade, favored by the ancient Maya. She most commonly wore gold rope necklaces and Mesoamerican jade stones, which she’d string into extraordinarily chunky necklaces,


Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-Frida Kahlo crafted her own image with that of  Cleopatra.
  2. T-She shared a home with her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera.
  3. F- Two features Kahlo was known for were her mustache and unibrow.
  4. T-Kahlo’s home La Casa Azul (Blue House) is located in Mexico City.
  5. F-The Frida Kahlo exhibit will be presented at  the Brooklyn Museum.
  6. NA -Frida Kahlo and her husband wanted to have many children.
  7. T-The last exhibit on Kahlo was held last year at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
  8. NA -Frida’s mother taught her to be polite when she was young.
  9. T-Vogue magazine took notice of Frida Kahlo’s fashion style.
  10. T-Frida Kahlo had a mini-menagerie at La Casa Azul.