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

2. What does Galileo tell Sagredo the spots on stars were?
(a) Mountains.
(b) Craters.
(c) Fire.
(d) Wind.

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

4. Which Dane determines the track of a comet?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Tycho Brahe.
(d) Cosimo Medici.

5. Where does Galileo tell Sagredo that the light from the moon comes from?
(a) Stars.
(b) The sun.
(c) The moon.
(d) Earth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Andrea leave the room when Galileo was asking the men from the courts to look through the telescope?

2. How many stars does Galileo find revolved around Jupiter?

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

4. According to the Curator, what republic refuses the Inquisition any say in scientific affairs?

5. When, according to Galileo, does he "get most inspiration"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Cardinal Barberini quoted Ecclesiastes, the Preacher, when he first addressed Galileo at the party. What is Galileo's response to the Cardinal?

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

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

5. What does Galileo do to explain the movement of the Earth around the sun to Andrea?

6. Why is Andrea's mother, Sarti, worried about Galileo teaching Andrea about the revolving of the Earth around the sun?

7. Why does Galileo believe that naming the new stars by the name Medici would allow him some leeway on his studies?

8. Why does Sagredo tell Galileo that he (Galileo) is contradicting all astronomical science from the last two thousand years?

9. Describe why the Ptolemaic system model is accepted by the majority of society as the truth for how the solar system exists.

10. Why did Galileo, as pointed out by Sagredo, teach the Ptolemaic model over the Copernican model given his belief in the Copernican model of the universe?

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