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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 does Dr. Arrieta suggest to help Leocadia?
(a) A daily nap.
(b) A tonic.
(c) A long rest.
(d) A change of scenery.

2. What is Leocadia's second lie to Goya?
(a) Mariquita is visiting relatives.
(b) Mariquita is in the other room.
(c) Mariquita is asleep.
(d) Mariquita has gone for a walk.

3. What kind of subjects does King Ferdinand hope for?
(a) Obedient and frightened.
(b) Loyal and fearless.
(c) Courageous and intelligent.
(d) Fighting cocks.

4. Why does Leocadia let Goya go out by himself?
(a) So she can speak to Dr. Arrieta alone.
(b) So she can have some peace and quiet.
(c) So she can clean the room.
(d) So she can examine his new painting.

5. What does King Ferdinand order Calomarde to do?
(a) Draw his sword.
(b) Search the courtyard.
(c) Search the palace.
(d) Double the guard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leocadia suggest that horrifies Gumersinda?

2. How has King Ferdinand dealt with liberal dissenters?

3. How many of Goya's "black paintings" are seen during this play?

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

5. In what year does the action of this play take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. Of what does Father Duaso accuse Leocadia without directly saying it?

2. Why does Goya say he would have to disobey King Ferdinand to pay homage to him?

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

4. In the last scene, Goya says, "This is how it happens. It always happens." What does he mean?

5. What are possible reasons that Leocadia no longer seems to Goya to be afraid?

6. What is revealed in Part 1, Scene 1 about how King Ferdinand deals with his enemies?

7. How does King Ferdinand evaluate Goya?

8. How are King Ferdinand and Goya alike?

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

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

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