Galileo Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scenes VII - VIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When, according to Galileo, does he "get most inspiration"?
(a) When he thought about Virginia's dowry.
(b) When he read.
(c) When he ate.
(d) When he looked at the stars.

2. What does Ludovico tell Galileo were his interests?
(a) Science.
(b) Music.
(c) Horses.
(d) Mathematics.

3. Where does Galileo tell Sagredo that the light from the moon comes from?
(a) Stars.
(b) The sun.
(c) Earth.
(d) The moon.

4. While speaking with the "Little Monk" about his family's life, what animal does Galileo talk about ?
(a) A crab.
(b) A sea urchin.
(c) A oyster.
(d) A scallop.

5. According to Galileo, if one believes in humanity, they believe in what?
(a) "God."
(b) "Something bigger than himself."
(c) "Common sense."
(d) "That mankind is the center of all."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What chess piece does Galileo say took to "moving all over the board"?

3. How much is the private tuition that Galileo initially was going to charge Ludovico?

4. What does Galileo use to represent the sun when explaining the rotation of the Earth to Andrea?

5. What name does Galileo want to bestow on the new stars he found?

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