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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Galileo, who were the ones that were "no longer moved by reason"?
(a) "The men who turned their backs on science."
(b) "The disciples of religion."
(c) "The dead."
(d) "The skeptics."

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

3. How old is Galileo when he was arguing with the Curator about salary?
(a) 76 years old.
(b) 35 years old.
(c) 27 years old.
(d) 46 years old.

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

5. How many fixed stars does Galileo tell Sagredo were in the constellation of Orion?
(a) 700 fixed stars.
(b) 5,000 fixed stars.
(c) 500 fixed stars.
(d) 150 fixed stars.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Sarti offer to the Grand Duke as his Court is leaving at the end of Scene IV?

4. What do the Duke and his Court attend after leaving Galileo's home?

5. Where does Galileo tell Sagredo that the light from the moon comes from?

(see the answer key)

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