In My Family Comprehension

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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

    Correct Answer
    A. To remember growing up on Kingsville, Texas.
    Explanation
    Carmen Lomas Garza's goal in her paintings is to remember her childhood experiences in Kingsville, Texas. Through her artwork, she aims to capture and preserve the memories of growing up in this specific place, allowing her to reflect on her past and share her personal history with others. Her paintings serve as a way to commemorate her upbringing and the unique cultural aspects of Kingsville, Texas.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. She doesn't want to get bitten by fire ants.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the reason Garza is standing on her toes is to avoid getting bitten by fire ants. This implies that fire ants are present in the area where she is standing, and standing on her toes would keep her feet away from the ground where the ants are.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. They would hurt your mouth if you ate them.
    Explanation
    Carmen's grandfather shaves off thorns from the nopalitos because they would hurt your mouth if you ate them.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. People eat them when the winter food supply runs out.
    Explanation
    Nopalitos are called "the food of last resort" because people eat them when the winter food supply runs out. This suggests that nopalitos are not commonly consumed and are only turned to as a last option when other food sources are scarce.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The furniture is covered with empanadas.
    Explanation
    In the given question, the correct answer is "The furniture is covered with empanadas." This suggests that all the family members are standing because there is no available seating due to the furniture being covered with empanadas.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Carmen has a big family.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Carmen has a big family." This can be inferred from the information provided in the question. The question does not mention anything about the number of people in the picture, everyone dancing, or dogs playing in the yard. Therefore, the only statement that can be determined as true is that Carmen has a big family.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Fireworks
    Explanation
    The artist compares a night at El Jardin to heaven because of the music, family members dancing together, and beautiful clothes. However, fireworks are not mentioned as a reason for the comparison.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. They show special events from the painter's life.
    Explanation
    All the paintings in this selection have in common that they depict special events from the painter's life. This means that the paintings are personal and autobiographical, reflecting important moments or experiences that the painter has gone through. The other options, such as showing unhappy events, children and adults together, or celebrations of special events, do not apply to all the paintings in the selection.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. That closeness in the family is important.
    Explanation
    The viewer can determine from looking at the artist's paintings that closeness in the family is important. This can be inferred from the content and themes depicted in the paintings, such as family gatherings, interactions, and expressions of love and unity. The artist's focus on portraying these aspects suggests that they value and prioritize the importance of familial relationships.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. By practicing every day.
    Explanation
    The artist taught herself to draw by practicing every day. This implies that through consistent and regular practice, the artist honed her drawing skills and improved over time. This dedication and commitment to daily practice allowed her to develop her artistic abilities and become proficient in drawing.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. She has a strong affection for them.
    Explanation
    The artist finds it difficult at times to let her paintings be sold because she has a strong affection for them. This suggests that the paintings hold sentimental value for her and have a personal significance. She may have invested a lot of time, effort, and emotions into creating these artworks, making it hard for her to part with them. The paintings might also serve as a reflection of her artistic journey and represent a part of her identity as an artist.

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  • 12. 

    The artists paintings mostly show?

    • A.

      New clothing styles

    • B.

      Outdoor scenes.

    • C.

      Mexican American culture

    • D.

      Rooms in her house.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexican American culture
    Explanation
    The artist's paintings mostly depict Mexican American culture. This suggests that the artist is likely influenced by their own heritage and identity, and chooses to express it through their artwork. By focusing on Mexican American culture, the artist may be exploring themes such as traditions, customs, history, or the experiences of Mexican Americans. The paintings may showcase aspects of Mexican American life, such as celebrations, family dynamics, or cultural symbols, providing a visual representation and celebration of this particular culture.

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  • 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?

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