Galileo Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scenes V - VI.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year is it in the opening of Scene V?
(a) 1616.
(b) 1605.
(c) 1610.
(d) 1620.

2. 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.

3. What prediction does Galileo make to Andrea about astronomy?
(a) That "astronomy will be honored by Kings and Queens."
(b) That "astronomy will be challenged again and again."
(c) That "astronomy will never falter him."
(d) That "astronomy will be talked about in the market-places."

4. While talking to Andrea about the ships that had found new continents, what does Galileo call the "dreaded ocean"?
(a) A puddle.
(b) A lake.
(c) A pond.
(d) A pool.

5. What do the strips of paper on the Ptolemaic system model have written on them?
(a) Names of planets.
(b) Names of galaxies.
(c) Names of stars.
(d) Names of moons.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On what date did the inquisition put the Copernican teachings on the index?

3. Where does Scene IV open?

4. What does Galileo tell Sagredo the spots on stars were?

5. Who does the Philosopher say is "an authority recognized not only by the entire learning of antiquity, but also by the Holy Fathers of the Church"?

(see the answer key)

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