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. How has King Ferdinand dealt with liberal dissenters?

2. How does King Ferdinand respond to the frightening sound?

3. What does Goya say Leocadia is?

4. What is the picture on the wall during most of Part 1, Scene 2?

5. What does King Ferdinand think needlework would do for his subjects?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Goya offended Calomarde?

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

3. How does Dr. Arrieta offend Father Duaso?

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

5. What does Dr. Arrieta infer from Father Duaso's statement that they cannot visit Goya until after 8:00?

6. Why does Leocadia take Goya's dementia personally?

7. What is Dr. Arrieta's theory in Part 2, Scene 3 of King Ferdinand's plan for Goya?

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

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

10. What convinces King Ferdinand of Father Duaso's friendship for Goya?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Throughout history, Christians have persecuted others in the name of Jesus Christ, a result which seems strange considering his teachings of love and tolerance. Write an essay explaining your theory of how a scene such as you read in Part Two, Scene Four, could happen in Jesus' name.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay detailing the impact of this play on you as a reader. What did you learn that you hadn't known before? What ideas were you led to consider that may not have occurred to you before? Was reading the play a pleasant experience? Why or why not?

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