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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What object does Andrea tell Galileo not to use because "You can prove anything with them"?
(a) An apple.
(b) A pear.
(c) A ball of yarn.
(d) An orange.

2. When discussing Galileo's findings regarding the movement of stars, who did the Philosopher think Signer Federzoni was?
(a) Galileo's lens-grinder.
(b) Galileo's student.
(c) Galileo's manservant.
(d) Galileo's son-in-law.

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

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

5. What does Galileo tell the Curator would "save millions of scudi in navigation"?
(a) New star charts.
(b) New ocean maps.
(c) The telescope.
(d) New ships.

6. What does the "Very Old Cardinal" call Galileo because of Galileo's claims?
(a) A thief of religion.
(b) The world's most knowledgable scientist.
(c) An enemy of the human race.
(d) An enemy of God.

7. 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 pool.
(d) A pond.

8. What name does Galileo want to bestow on the new stars he found?
(a) Florence.
(b) Medici.
(c) Brecht.
(d) Paupal.

9. How many years did Sarti work for Monsignor Filippo before working for Galileo?
(a) 2 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 10 years.

10. Who is Virginia's Father Confessor?
(a) Father Michael from Saint Cornela.
(b) Father Christophorus from Saint Ursula.
(c) Father Steine from Saint Mercy.
(d) Father Franz from Notre Dame.

11. According to Bellarmin, whose teachings have been found, by the Holy Office, to be "futile, foolish and heretical"?
(a) Galileo's teachings.
(b) Socrates' teachings.
(c) Copernicus' teachings.
(d) Plato's teachings.

12. What year is it in the opening of the play?
(a) 1409.
(b) 1710.
(c) 1609.
(d) 1510.

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

14. What does Galileo say he bought instead of paying the milkman?
(a) Charts.
(b) Pamphlets.
(c) Books.
(d) Records.

15. In what country does the Curator tell Galileo that telescopes were sold in markets?
(a) Holland.
(b) Italy.
(c) Germany.
(d) France.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Galileo tell Virginia that they move to Florence?

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 Curator, what republic refuses the Inquisition any say in scientific affairs?

4. What does Galileo use to represent the Earth when explaining the rotation of the Earth to Andrea?

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

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