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. Why does Leocadia think Goya is demented?

2. Why does Dr. Arrieta want to protect Goya from information about King Ferdinand's decrees?

3. What is King Ferdinand's opinion of Goya after reading the letter?

4. What is the only subject Dr. Arrieta is willing to discuss with Father Duaso?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence does Goya give that he recognizes that his family is in danger?

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

3. How did King Ferdinand punish Goya?

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

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

6. How does King Ferdinand ensure that Father Duaso will arrive at Goya's house after the Royal Volunteers?

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

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

9. How has Goya offended Calomarde?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play gives elements of a prolonged confrontation between Goya and King Ferdinand VII. Both characters exhibit strengths and weaknesses. There are many similarities between the two men. In your essay, analyze the elements of their conflict, including the causes and the effect of their disaffection on those around them.

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

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.

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