In My Family Comprehension

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Comprehension Quiz for In My Family


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  • 1. 
    What is the goal of all the paintings that Carmen Lomas Garza paints?
    • A. 

      To remember growing up on Kingsville, Texas.

    • B. 

      To encourage pride in the Mexican American heritage.

    • C. 

      To portray life in a mexican family

    • D. 

      To relive memories of growing up near the Mexican border

  • 2. 
    In the first painting, Garza portrays her brother and herself playing.  Why is she standing on her toes.
    • A. 

      She wants to get a better view of the horned toad.

    • B. 

      She wants to see what's on the end of the stick.

    • C. 

      She doesn't want to get bitten by fire ants.

    • D. 

      She has holes in her shoes, and the ground is very hot.

  • 3. 
    Why does Carmen's grandfather shave off thorns from the nopalitos?
    • A. 

      He needs them for another dish he will make.

    • B. 

      He doesn't have anything else to do.

    • C. 

      He is trying to sharpen his knife.

    • D. 

      They would hurt your mouth if you ate them.

  • 4. 
    Why are nopalitos called "the food of last resort"?
    • A. 

      They are available only at vacation resorts.

    • B. 

      People eat them when the winter food supply runs out.

    • C. 

      They taste so bad.

    • D. 

      Mothers fix them when they can't think of anything else to cook.

  • 5. 
    In the painting showing the making of empanadas, why are all the family members standing?
    • A. 

      The furniture is covered with empanadas.

    • B. 

      The family must stand in order to make the empanadas correctly.

    • C. 

      The family is getting ready to dance.

    • D. 

      The chairs have been moved outside for a party.

  • 6. 
    Which statement is true about the Birthday Barbecue painting?
    • A. 

      There are not many people in the picture.

    • B. 

      Everyone is dancing.

    • C. 

      Many dogs are playing in the yard.

    • D. 

      Carmen has a big family.

  • 7. 
    The artist compares a night at El Jardin to heaven for all the following reasons except the____________.
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Family members dancing together.

    • C. 

      Fireworks

    • D. 

      Beautiful clothes

  • 8. 
    What do all the paintings in this selection have in common?
    • A. 

      They show unhappy events in the painter's life.

    • B. 

      They show children and adults together.

    • C. 

      They show celebrations of special events.

    • D. 

      They show special events from the painter's life.

  • 9. 
    What can the viewer determine from looking at the artist's paintings?
    • A. 

      That everyone is rich.

    • B. 

      That it gets very hot in Texas.

    • C. 

      That her family is big.

    • D. 

      That closeness in the family is important.

  • 10. 
    How did the artist teach herself to draw?
    • A. 

      By practicing every day.

    • B. 

      By watching other artisits.

    • C. 

      By painting Easter eggs.

    • D. 

      By observing family celebrations.

  • 11. 
    Why does the artist find it difficult at times to let her paintings be sold?
    • A. 

      She is used to having them around.

    • B. 

      They remind her of happy family events.

    • C. 

      She likes the way they are displayed.

    • D. 

      She has a strong affection for them.

  • 12. 
    The artists paintings mostly show?
    • A. 

      New clothing styles

    • B. 

      Outdoor scenes.

    • C. 

      Mexican American culture

    • D. 

      Rooms in her house.

  • 13. 
    How is decorating casarones the same as coloring eggs?  How is it different?
  • 14. 
    According to Garza, what are two reasons why being an artist can be difficult?