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 old is Leocadia's daughter Mariquita?

2. How does King Ferdinand characterize Goya to Calomarde?

3. What does Leocadia suggest that horrifies Gumersinda?

4. What is Leocadia's first lie to Goya?

5. In what city does Goya live?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is Goya's situation with King Ferdinand impossible?

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. How does Father Duaso feel about King Ferdinand's decision to force Goya to become submissive to the King?

7. The imaginary figures that torment Goya say they do so in the name of the priest from Tamajon. Who is the priest from Tamajon?

8. Why does Goya say he would have to disobey King Ferdinand to pay homage to him?

9. Why does Dr. Arrieta reject Father Duaso's plan to persuade Goya to beg the king's pardon?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Transformation is an important theme. Does anyone in this play change during the course of the action on stage? If so, who changes, and how?

Essay Topic 2

What forces - personal and political - caused Goya to paint the Black Paintings? Do you believe he was motivated more by the chaos in his own mind or the chaos in his country? Do you believe he intended the paintings to be seen by others or not? Support your thesis with evidence from the play.

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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