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. Who is Vicente Lopez?

2. How does Leocadia believe Goya's family feels about him?

3. What did Goya think the flying men were when he first saw them?

4. How long has Leocadia been with Goya?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Gumersinda think of Leocadia?

3. How does King Ferdinand evaluate Goya?

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

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

6. What does Leocadia believe is the strongest proof of Goya's madness?

7. What evidence is there in Part 1, Scene 1 that King Ferdinand sees through Calomarde's flattery and does not trust him?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In a brief essay, rewrite the entire story of the play as it would be told by Gumersinda. How would she feel about Leocadia? Goya? King Ferdinand? What would look to her to be the causes of the conflict? How different is the story when looked at from her point of view?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay discussing the spyglass as a symbol between Goya and the King. Examine ways in which their fates are linked, yet held at a distance.

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the play, Goya arrives at more than one startling conclusion about himself and his fellow man. Write an essay explaining what those conclusions are, and what prompted Goya to realize them.

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