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. While speaking with the "Little Monk" about his family's life, what animal does Galileo talk about ?
(a) A crab.
(b) A oyster.
(c) A scallop.
(d) A sea urchin.

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

3. What sickness was the "Old Gentlemen" discussing as they climbed the stairs to see the telescope?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) Homocystinuria.
(c) The plague.
(d) Larsen Sydnrome.

4. According to the person from the Grand Duke's Palace, what bell will ring when Galileo recants his teachings?
(a) The great bell of St. Mercy.
(b) The great bell of St. John.
(c) The great bell of St. Michael.
(d) The great bell of St. Mark's.

5. What does Andrea leave behind when leaving with the coachman?
(a) A jug.
(b) A book.
(c) A coat.
(d) A coin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Galileo tell Vanni that he values after Vanni suggests that Galileo "take up flight"?

2. When discussing Galileo's findings regarding the movement of stars, who did the Philosopher think Signer Federzoni was?

3. What is happening to the Discorsi in the introduction to Scene XIII?

4. In what city does Galileo teach mathematics in the opening of the play?

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

(see the answer key)

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