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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 is unusual about the dialogue in quotation marks?
(a) It is part of a soliloquy.
(b) It is actual Goya text.
(c) It is part of a monologue.
(d) It is shouted.

2. Why does Goya become angry with Leocadia?
(a) For lying to him.
(b) For making fun of him behind his back.
(c) For not helping him with his work.
(d) For not watching the children.

3. What is the only subject Dr. Arrieta is willing to discuss with Father Duaso?
(a) The health of spirits.
(b) The health of minds.
(c) The health of hearts.
(d) The health of bodies.

4. What special effort has Dr. Arrieta made for Goya?
(a) He studied phrenology.
(b) He studied psychology.
(c) He studied art.
(d) He learned sign language.

5. Why does Dr. Arrieta determine that Leocadia is nervous and distraught?
(a) She tells him she is nervous and distraught.
(b) She keeps crying.
(c) She can't speak.
(d) She keeps hearing unexplained sounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long has Leocadia been with Goya?

2. What does Dr. Arrieta suggest to help Leocadia?

3. What kind of subjects does King Ferdinand hope for?

4. For whom has King Ferdinand declared the death penalty?

5. Who is Vicente Lopez?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Leocadia lie to Goya about in their first conversation?

2. Father Duaso uses a word to describe Goya that seems entirely out of character with the Goya depicted in this play when he tells King Ferdinand that Goya seems "inoffensive" and "tranquil." What possible motive might Father Duaso have for such a description?

3. How does King Ferdinand ensure that Father Duaso will arrive at Goya's house after the Royal Volunteers?

4. Why do you think Father Duaso doesn't tell Dr. Arrieta that King Ferdinand has forbidden him to visit Goya until after 8:00?

5. How does Father Duaso feel about King Ferdinand's decision to force Goya to become submissive to the King?

6. Why is Goya without anyone who can take him in?

7. Do you believe that Leocadia has been unfaithful to Goya with the sergeant of the Royal Volunteers? Why or why not?

8. What does Goya explain to Dr. Arrieta that the black paintings on his walls represent?

9. What choice does Goya make between engaging with Leocadia and auto-erotic activity? How do you know?

10. Why does Goya call the horrifying scene of the Royal Volunteers attacking his home a "comedy?"

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