The Sleep of Reason Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the audience learn about Leocadia's husband from Gumersinda's remarks?

2. What sound does it seem to Goya that Gumersinda makes when she talks?

3. Where is Leocadia in Goya's painting?

4. Where does Leocadia want to celebrate Christmas?

5. What special effort has Dr. Arrieta made for Goya?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Goya see Leocadia doing behind his back?

4. What quality does Father Duaso display when questioned by King Ferdinand about Goya?

5. What do you make of the fact that while Goya is being tormented in his dream, the dream figures tell him that the King is embroidering flowers?

6. Why does Dr. Arrieta not expect help for himself from Father Duaso?

7. What is the Green Book?

8. Why does Dr. Arrieta reject Father Duaso's plan to persuade Goya to beg the king's pardon?

9. What is the theme of Goya's nightmare trial?

10. What evidence does Leocadia offer Dr. Arrieta to show that Goya has lost his mind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Goya says that the walls where he painted the Black Paintings "ooze fear." He says that he painted the things he feared. Select one of the paintings to explain what Goya might have feared when he painted it. Be sure to include the personal and or political situation that might have created the fear he expressed.

Essay Topic 2

Who are the Masons? What about their teachings has caused them to be targeted for persecution? Learn what you can about this group and write an explanatory essay.

Essay Topic 3

Animals as metaphors are used extensively in this play, and in the Black Paintings. In your essay, list the animals that are used and explain the metaphorical significance of each. You may need to use Internet research, as well as information that is given within the play itself.

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