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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Christopher Columbus depart on his journey to the New World?
(a) 1496.
(b) 1624.
(c) 1492.
(d) 1515.

2. Galileo published his findings in what book?
(a) "On the Origin of Species."
(b) "De Revolutionibus."
(c) "Sidereus Nuncius."
(d) "The Almagest."

3. What describes a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various sorts of worldly pleasures often with the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals?
(a) Heliocentricism.
(b) Alchemy.
(c) Cosmology.
(d) Asceticism.

4. When did Venetian Alvise da Cadamosto discover the Southern Cross?
(a) 1515.
(b) 1488.
(c) 1698.
(d) 1455.

5. What carpenter turned clockmaker invented the marine chronometer?
(a) Jean Richer.
(b) Marco Polo.
(c) Plato.
(d) John Harrison.

6. Who was the first to explore the coast of Africa and discover its rich natural resources in Chapter 3: "The Discovery of the Earth"?
(a) Nicole Oresme.
(b) Martin Luther.
(c) Mikolai Kopernik.
(d) Prince Henry the Navigator.

7. Who launched one of the most renowned transit expeditions was launched by the Royal Society in August 1768?
(a) Claudius Ptolemy.
(b) Prince Henry the Navigator.
(c) Marco Polo.
(d) Captain James Cook.

8. What ancient people thought of the sky as a canopy supported by the mountains, according to the author in Chapter 1: "The Dome of Heaven"?
(a) The Egyptians.
(b) The Greeks.
(c) The Romans.
(d) The Lemurians.

9. The reawakening of interest in the cosmos was sparked by the age of exploration, beginning with whose travels to China in the thirteenth century?
(a) Marco Polo's.
(b) Plato's.
(c) Eudoxus'.
(d) Claudius Ptolemy's.

10. Driven by debt, Galileo invented what which was well-received in Venice?
(a) The camera.
(b) The sailboat.
(c) The telescope.
(d) The radio.

11. The Islamic followers of whom misinterpreted his calculations and created a model that was cumbersome and impractical?
(a) Jean Richer.
(b) Claudius Ptolemy.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Archimedes.

12. What is a division of the astronomical science that is concerned with getting data, in contrast with theoretical astrophysics, which is mainly concerned with finding out the measurable implications of physical models?
(a) Asceticism.
(b) Observational astronomy.
(c) Alchemy.
(d) Cosmology.

13. Eudoxus of Cnidus was a student of whom?
(a) Plato.
(b) Claudius Ptolemy.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Archimedes.

14. What was the epicenter of the burgeoning interest in seaward adventures, according to the author in Chapter 3: "The Discovery of the Earth"?
(a) Rome.
(b) Sagres.
(c) Sumeria.
(d) Greece.

15. One of the most renowned transit expeditions was launched by the Royal Society in August 1768 on what ship?
(a) The HMS Explorer.
(b) The Beagle.
(c) The USS Explorer.
(d) The HMS Endeavour.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Eudoxus of Cnidus attend the Academy in Athens?

2. Newton's first law expanded on the theory of inertia by asserting that an object stays in motion unless it is what?

3. Isaac Newton developed a theory on gravitation and in doing so demolished whose dual universe?

4. What is the science of the measurement of time, or timekeeping?

5. The Age of Discovery was a period in history starting in the early 15th century and continuing into what century?

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