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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

At different points in the play, several characters say, "Is that the way you repay me?" Who says this, to whom, and in what situations? What does this tell you about the way the speaker views himself or herself? Their relationship to other characters? In your essay, analyze this question.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Animals as metaphors are used extensively in this play, and in the Black Paintings. In your essay, list the animals that are used and explain the metaphorical significance of each. You may need to use Internet research, as well as information that is given within the play itself.

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