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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. 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.

2. What invention does Ludovico tell Galileo about that he has just seen in Holland?
(a) "The horn that hears."
(b) "That funny tube."
(c) "The glass that sees."
(d) "That box that talks."

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

4. When Sagredo asks Galileo about where God was, what is Galileo's answer?
(a) "On the moon."
(b) "In us, or nowhere."
(c) "On earth, buried deeply as to not be found."
(d) "On the brightest star."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the strips of paper on the Ptolemaic system model have written on them?

2. According to Galileo, if one believes in humanity, they believe in what?

3. What does the "Very Old Cardinal" call Galileo because of Galileo's claims?

4. According to Galileo, what "grows feeble from being abused"?

5. What does Ludovico tell Galileo were his interests?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Galileo speaking about to the "Little Monk" when he spoke of his feelings for beauty and truth?

2. What lie does Galileo tell the Senators about the telescope to secure his raise at the University?

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

4. Why does the Monk take the geese from Virginia and examine them suspiciously?

5. When at the summoning Galileo, Galileo tells Virginia that he is afraid of Rector Gaffone. Why is Galileo afraid of the Rector?

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

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

8. Galileo refuses to comment on one of the archbishop's statements: "If I am weak, then I am strong." Why do you think Galileo refuses to comment on this statement?

9. Why is Galileo not worried about the Cardinal Inquisitor being in Florence?

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

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