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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the bailiff?
(a) Signor Parente.
(b) Signor Cambione.
(c) Signor Franz.
(d) Signor Franco.

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

3. In the Ptolemaic system model, what does Galileo claim moved?
(a) Only the stars.
(b) Only the planets.
(c) Only the sun.
(d) Everything.

4. 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.

5. What does the stone at the center of the Ptolemaic system model represent?
(a) Neptune.
(b) The moon.
(c) Earth.
(d) The sun.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Scene IV open?

2. According to the "Very Thin Monk," what is equated with the home of the human race?

3. 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"?

4. According to Bellarmin, whose teachings have been found, by the Holy Office, to be "futile, foolish and heretical"?

5. Who is Virginia speaking with at the end of Scene VI?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Inquisitor find it funny that Virginia knew nothing of her father's studies?

2. What does the Clerk mean when he tells Galileo "We can only afford moves like this"?

3. What is the relevance of the song at Cardinal Bellarmin's party?

4. What is happening at the opening of Scene I?

5. Why does the Inquisitor have the conversation between Galileo and Cardinal Bellarmin transcribed?

6. Why does Galileo believe that he and Virgina need to move to Florence?

7. What does Galileo say fueled his desire to discover new philosophies?

8. How does Galileo explain the illumination of the moon and earth to Sagredo?

9. Why is the Curator angry with Galileo after Galileo received his raise from the University with the Curator's help?

10. Why does the Inquisitor tell Virginia that Galileo's new picture of the universe was harmful?

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