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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the "Very Old Cardinal" claim was the "crown of creation"?
(a) God.
(b) The church.
(c) The sun.
(d) Man.

2. What does Galileo use to represent the Earth when explaining the rotation of the Earth to Andrea?
(a) A chair.
(b) A milk bottle.
(c) A loaf of bread.
(d) Andrea.

3. Whom does the Inquisitor have taking a transcript of the conversation between Galileo and Cardinals Bellarmin and Barberini?
(a) Virginia.
(b) The clerks playing chess.
(c) The lady in waiting.
(d) Andrea.

4. What do the Duke and his Court attend after leaving Galileo's home?
(a) A knighting.
(b) A trial.
(c) An inquisition.
(d) The Court Ball.

5. Where does Scene VI open?
(a) Cardinal Bellarmin's House in Rome.
(b) Galileo's home.
(c) Ludovico's home.
(d) The Court of Florence.

6. According to the "Very Thin Monk," what is equated with the home of the human race?
(a) The moons of Jupiter.
(b) Heaven.
(c) The sun.
(d) A wondering star.

7. What chess piece does Galileo say took to "moving all over the board"?
(a) The castle.
(b) The pawn.
(c) The King.
(d) The knight.

8. How much is the private tuition that Galileo initially was going to charge Ludovico?
(a) Fifty scudi a month.
(b) Five scudi a month.
(c) Ten scudi a month.
(d) Fifteen scudi a month.

9. 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.

10. According to the Curator, what republic refuses the Inquisition any say in scientific affairs?
(a) Venice.
(b) Rome.
(c) Prague.
(d) Paris.

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

12. Who enters the room after the "Very Old Cardinal" collapses?
(a) Clavius.
(b) Galileo.
(c) Andrea.
(d) The Duke of Florence.

13. 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.

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

15. After finding out about Ludovico's interests, how much does Galileo say he is going to charge him for private tuition?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Twenty scudi a month.
(c) Ten scudi a month.
(d) Fifteen scudi a month.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sarti hand to Galileo while he was telling her about the new discoveries in science?

2. How old is Andrea in Scene I?

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

4. What sickness was the "Old Gentlemen" discussing as they climbed the stairs to see the telescope?

5. Who does Andrea tell his mother had "worked out" that the Earth went around the sun?

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