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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. Where did King Ferdinand learn needlework?
(a) At his mother's knee.
(b) In the winter castle.
(c) In exile.
(d) At his aunt's country estate.

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

3. Why does Leocadia call Goya insane?
(a) Because he is in great danger, but unafraid.
(b) Because he is too stubborn to ask King Ferdinand's pardon.
(c) Because he is terrified.
(d) Because he is unaware of the danger.

4. What sound annoys Goya as he tries to paint?
(a) Bats shrieking.
(b) Cats meowing.
(c) Dogs barking.
(d) People screaming.

5. How does Goya react to the sounds he imagines Gumersinda and Leocadia making when they speak?
(a) He laughs.
(b) He is frightened.
(c) He believes his hearing is restored.
(d) He is moved to tears.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gumersinda say a wife would do for Goya?

2. How old is Leocadia's son Guillermo?

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

4. Who else heard the noise that frightens King Ferdinand?

5. How has Goya offended Calomarde?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mariquita's voice represent in Goya's mind in Part 2, Scene 2?

2. How are King Ferdinand and Goya alike?

3. What does Leocadia hope Dr. Arrieta will be able to give Goya?

4. What do the unnamed women's voices represent in Goya's mind?

5. What contrast exists between the physical description of King Ferdinand and his activities and speech?

6. When King Ferdinand questions Father Duaso's characterization of Goya as "tranquil," Father Duaso goes farther and says that Goya appears "undaunted." Realizing that this description may be an error, how does Father Duaso retreat from what he has said?

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

8. Why did Goya turn back from his walk when he encountered the soldiers at the bridge?

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

10. Why does Goya hesitate to open Martin Zapater's letter?

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