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. 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"?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Plato.
(d) Galileo.

2. Where did Ludovico Marsili's letter say he has studied?
(a) Paris.
(b) Prague.
(c) Holland.
(d) Switzerland.

3. Who claims that Galileo would damn him if he (Galileo) would not see him?
(a) The "Little Monk."
(b) Andrea.
(c) Mucius.
(d) Bellarmin.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When, according to Galileo, does he "get most inspiration"?

2. What is the only thing that the people from the "Little Monk's" village knew about?

3. Who does the Chamberlain say is the name of the Astronomer-in-Chief at the Papal College in Rome?

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

5. On what date did the inquisition put the Copernican teachings on the index?

(see the answer key)

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