Galileo Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scenes XI - XII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Galileo claim is ruining Virginia's complexion?
(a) Going to early Mass.
(b) Worrying about her father.
(c) Finding a new husband.
(d) Worrying about Ludovico.

2. What does Galileo use to represent the sun when explaining the rotation of the Earth to Andrea?
(a) A chair.
(b) A lamp.
(c) A wash basin.
(d) A table.

3. Who does Galileo say are his "favorite readings"?
(a) Aristotle and Plato.
(b) The Bible and Socrates.
(c) The Bible and Homer.
(d) Socrates and Homer.

4. What does Galileo tell the Curator would "save millions of scudi in navigation"?
(a) New ships.
(b) New star charts.
(c) The telescope.
(d) New ocean maps.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What bell rings as Virginia entered her father's room? (Scene III)

2. What does Sarti hand to Galileo while he was telling her about the new discoveries in science?

3. Who does Galileo tell Virginia invited him to Padua?

4. What year is it in the opening of the play?

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

(see the answer key)

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