Galileo Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scenes XIII - XIV.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Signor Gaffone give to Virginia, "in mint condition," to give to her father?
(a) A letter of intent.
(b) A copyright for the telescope.
(c) A manuscript.
(d) A book.

2. What manuscripts does Galileo give to the "Little Monk"?
(a) Papers on evolution.
(b) Papers on why the ocean moves in ebb and flood.
(c) Papers on the inquiry of time.
(d) Papers on the sun being the center of the universe.

3. What does Federzoni think has begun, "the hour of its birth," when the bell does not ring at the time the inquisitors thought it would?
(a) The age of science.
(b) The age of reason.
(c) The age of open-minds.
(d) The age of Galileo.

4. How old is Andrea in Scene I?
(a) 8 years old.
(b) 12 years old.
(c) 14 years old.
(d) 10 years old.

5. What is the date at the opening of Scene XI?
(a) January 11, 1622.
(b) March 17, 1644.
(c) December 14, 1638.
(d) June 22, 1633.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Scene Seven, the "Little Monk" told Galileo that he cannot understand what?

2. After finding out about Ludovico's interests, how much does Galileo say he is going to charge him for private tuition?

3. According to the "Little Monk," how many nights passed since he had been able to sleep?

4. What is the name of the boy that did not attend school and "hasn't a proper pair of breeches"?

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

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