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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After finding out about Ludovico's interests, how much does Galileo say he is going to charge him for private tuition?
(a) Ten scudi a month.
(b) Fifteen scudi a month.
(c) Twenty scudi a month.
(d) Nothing.

2. What does Galileo call a man who knows the truth and calls it a lie?
(a) A fraud.
(b) A prophet.
(c) A liar.
(d) A criminal.

3. Who does the Scholar claim is drunk again-while play-acting with the Monk?
(a) Himself.
(b) Mother Earth.
(c) The Duke.
(d) Galileo.

4. What is the date of the opening of Scene III?
(a) January 10, 1610.
(b) April1, 1611.
(c) January 10, 1590.
(d) April 17, 1615.

5. What invention does Ludovico tell Galileo about that he has just seen in Holland?
(a) "That funny tube."
(b) "The horn that hears."
(c) "That box that talks."
(d) "The glass that sees."

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who is Virginia's Father Confessor?

4. Who does the Philosopher say is "an authority recognized not only by the entire learning of antiquity, but also by the Holy Fathers of the Church"?

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

(see the answer key)

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