The Sleep of Reason Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Father Duaso's second excuse for Goya's refusal to come to the palace?

2. Why does Dr. Arrieta reject Father Duaso's solution?

3. How does Father Duaso describe Goya's paintings on the walls of his house?

4. What former order does Goya claim to obey?

5. What does King Ferdinand say about fear?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Goya places great faith in the Bird-Men, people he believes to have conquered flight and to live in a more harmonious, advanced civilization. In an essay, explain what Goya wants them to do, who he thinks they are, and where he believes they come from. If they symbolize something, what is it? Support your ideas with quotations from Goya's speeches about them.

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

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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