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. Who does the Philosopher say is "Italy's and the Church's greatest astronomer"?
(a) Micheal Montrassauri.
(b) Santri.
(c) Galileo.
(d) Christopher Clavius.

2. What does Galileo claim the he knows the difference between when Vanni tells him he is "unable to distinguish your friends from your enemies"?
(a) Power and impotence.
(b) Wealth and poverty.
(c) Imagination and reality.
(d) Science and religion.

3. According to the Curator, what republic refuses the Inquisition any say in scientific affairs?
(a) Rome.
(b) Venice.
(c) Prague.
(d) Paris.

4. What does the First Scholar see that Galileo dropped?
(a) A coin.
(b) A map.
(c) A stone.
(d) A crystal.

5. Who does the monk say that he has to have permission from before Galileo can see an eye doctor?
(a) The Pope.
(b) The Rector.
(c) Monsignor Carpula.
(d) Cardinal Bellarmin.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old is Galileo's daughter, Virginia, in Scene II?

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

4. While at the ball, what chapter of the Bible do both Cardinal Bellarmin and Cardinal Barberini quote?

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

(see the answer key)

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