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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scenes XI - XII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the "Little Monk" tell Andrea about that Galileo always carries in his pocket?
(a) His touchstone.
(b) A picture of Virginia.
(c) A drawing of his telescope.
(d) A lock of Virginia's hair.

2. What, according to Andrea, do the people of Paris and Prague believe sunspots were?
(a) Mountains.
(b) Surface winds.
(c) Swarms of stars.
(d) Vapors from the sun.

3. Where had the "Little Monk" grown up?
(a) Florence.
(b) Campagna.
(c) Rome.
(d) Paris.

4. According to the "Little Monk," how many nights passed since he had been able to sleep?
(a) 6 n ights.
(b) 5 nights.
(c) 7 nights.
(d) 3 nights.

5. What does Galileo ask the men to trust when looking through the telescope at the stars?
(a) Their eyes.
(b) Science.
(c) Their minds.
(d) Their hearts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What epicyclical orbit does Galileo draw on the blackboard when describing his discovery to the Grand Duke of Tuscany?

2. When the "Little Monk" spent time with Galileo, while Galileo was in prison, to whom does Galileo compare his work?

3. According to Galileo, if one believes in humanity, they believe in what?

4. What do Cosimo and Andrea break during their fighting on the floor?

5. What does Federzoni think has begun, "the hour of its birth," when the bell does not ring at the time the inquisitors thought it would?

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