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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 Galileo tell the Curator would "save millions of scudi in navigation"?
(a) New ships.
(b) New star charts.
(c) New ocean maps.
(d) The telescope.

2. What does Federzoni say he would rather do if Galileo recanted his teachings?
(a) Not live.
(b) Give up science.
(c) Recant his own beliefs.
(d) Stay in Rome.

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

4. Where did Scene XI take place?
(a) In the Hall of Trials in Venice.
(b) In the Palace of the Florentine Ambassador in Rome.
(c) In the Court of Inquisition in Florence.
(d) An apartment in the Vatican.

5. Why does Sarti tell Virginia to go to the University to see an astronomer?
(a) To prove her father's teachings true.
(b) To seek a better husband.
(c) To cast her horoscope.
(d) To prove her father's teachings false.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Scene VII open?

2. Where does Galileo tell Sagredo that the light from the moon comes from?

3. What does Galileo use to make the iron needle float on the surface of water without sinking?

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

5. When Sagredo asks Galileo about where God was, what is Galileo's answer?

(see the answer key)

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