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 is the last sound we hear in Part 1, Scene 2?

2. How many of Goya's "black paintings" are seen during this play?

3. How does Goya react to the sounds he imagines Gumersinda and Leocadia making when they speak?

4. Who is Juan Pablo Bonet?

5. Why does Gumersinda admonish Leocadia to show no fear to Goya?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Father Duaso doesn't tell Dr. Arrieta that King Ferdinand has forbidden him to visit Goya until after 8:00?

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

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

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

5. Father Duaso uses a word to describe Goya that seems entirely out of character with the Goya depicted in this play when he tells King Ferdinand that Goya seems "inoffensive" and "tranquil." What possible motive might Father Duaso have for such a description?

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

7. In the last scene, Goya says, "This is how it happens. It always happens." What does he mean?

8. What does Gumersinda think of Leocadia?

9. What does Goya explain to Dr. Arrieta that the black paintings on his walls represent?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Goya's last speech in the play is to look at Leocadia and say, "I'll never know." Do you think you know Leocadia's true position and character? Using evidence from the play, support your thesis about the kind of woman Leocadia actually was.

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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