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. What does the new Pope, at the opening of Scene VIII, want Galileo to study?
(a) The moon.
(b) Sunspots.
(c) The stars.
(d) The Earth's rotation.

2. In what city does Galileo teach mathematics in the opening of the play?
(a) Padua.
(b) Paris.
(c) Venice.
(d) Rome.

3. Why does Galileo tell Andrea that they could not investigate sunspots?
(a) Because they were "working on floating bodies."
(b) Because they had "too much knowledge already."
(c) Because they "could not waste their time."
(d) Because they were" not authorized by the Holy Court."

4. What does Galileo say he bought instead of paying the milkman?
(a) Books.
(b) Charts.
(c) Records.
(d) Pamphlets.

5. Where does Scene IV open?
(a) The University in Florence.
(b) Virginia's home.
(c) Galileo's home in Florence.
(d) The marketplace.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many fixed stars does Galileo tell Sagredo were in the constellation of Orion?

2. While talking to Andrea about the ships that had found new continents, what does Galileo call the "dreaded ocean"?

3. According to Galileo, if one believes in humanity, they believe in what?

4. Where did Ludovico Marsili's letter say he has studied?

5. What is the date of the opening of Scene III?

(see the answer key)

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