Galileo Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scenes III - IV.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do the Duke and his Court attend after leaving Galileo's home?
(a) A trial.
(b) An inquisition.
(c) A knighting.
(d) The Court Ball.

3. Who does Andrea tell his mother had "worked out" that the Earth went around the sun?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Galileo.
(d) Kippernicus.

4. What bell rings as Virginia entered her father's room? (Scene III)
(a) An evening bell.
(b) A bell signaling lunch.
(c) A bell for early Mass.
(d) A noon bell.

5. What happens to Signor Giordano Bruno "because he was not a Venetian and also had no appointment here"?
(a) He was hung.
(b) He was burned at the stake.
(c) He was imprisoned.
(d) He was banished from the city.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Curator say that Galileo had invented for the city, calling the invention "excellent"?

2. What does Galileo ask the men to trust when looking through the telescope at the stars?

3. What does Galileo say he bought instead of paying the milkman?

4. According to the Curator, what republic refuses the Inquisition any say in scientific affairs?

5. What sickness was the "Old Gentlemen" discussing as they climbed the stairs to see the telescope?

(see the answer key)

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