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

2. How old does Ludovico say the invention he saw in Holland was?
(a) A few hours old.
(b) A few days old.
(c) A week old.
(d) A month old.

3. What philosopher does Galileo and Andrea study in regard to objects floating?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Machiavelli.
(d) Plato.

4. Where does Virginia say she will be married?
(a) Florence.
(b) Holland.
(c) Prague.
(d) Rome.

5. How many fixed stars does Galileo tell Sagredo were in the constellation of Orion?
(a) 150 fixed stars.
(b) 700 fixed stars.
(c) 5,000 fixed stars.
(d) 500 fixed stars.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What author has Galileo begun to read again? (Revealed by Galileo to the "Little Monk" during their conversation in Scene VII.)

3. Who does the Philosopher say is "Italy's and the Church's greatest astronomer"?

4. What does Sarti offer to the Grand Duke as his Court is leaving at the end of Scene IV?

5. At the ball, what mask does Cardinal Bellarmin wear? (Scene VI)

(see the answer key)

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