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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 King Ferdinand dislike Masons?

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

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

4. How does King Ferdinand characterize Goya to Calomarde?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What choice does Mariquita's voice offer to Goya in Part 2, Scene 2?

2. In what has Goya defied King Ferdinand?

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

4. Does Goya know that the meowing he hears is an auditory hallucination?

5. To what animals does Goya compare Leocadia and Gumersinda during their conversation?

6. What is the Green Book?

7. Why does Dr. Arrieta hesitate to frighten Goya?

8. What evidence does Goya have that Leocadia has been unfaithful to him?

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

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

Essay 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

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 3

Fear is an overarching theme in this play. Select any two characters. Explain how fear motivated their actions, what they did in response to fear, and how the story might have been different if they had been unafraid.

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