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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. How old is Virginia in Scene XII?
(a) About 75.
(b) About 55.
(c) About 60.
(d) About 40.

2. According the opening of Scene XII, where is Galileo living?
(a) In a country house near Florence.
(b) In Virginia's home under lock and key.
(c) In a jail cell.
(d) In Venice.

3. Where does Galileo hide a copy of his Discorsi?
(a) Behind his star charts.
(b) A false bottom in his desk.
(c) In his bed.
(d) The globe.

4. Who does Galileo tell Virginia invited him to Padua?
(a) Andrea.
(b) Ludovico.
(c) Rector Gaffone.
(d) Sagredo.

5. How many months of pay does the Court owe Galileo? (in Scene Nine)
(a) 3 months pay.
(b) 12 months pay.
(c) 2 months pay.
(d) 6 months pay.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Scene X open?

2. Where did Scene XI take place?

3. Whose palace is the beginning of Scene IX set at?

4. What astrological sign does Ludovico align with?

5. While Galileo is in with the inquisition, what is Virginia doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Vanni tell Galileo that he is on his side regarding Galileo's teachings?

2. What do Andrea and the "Little Monk" compare the possibility of Galileo recanting to?

3. During Galileo's students conversation, while waiting for Galileo's recanting, the students did find some humor in the situation. What humor did they find?

4. What did the astronomer at the University tell Virginia about her horoscope?

5. Why does The Grand Duke ask Galileo about his eyesight?

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

7. What does Galileo say regarding his public recanting of his teachings?

8. What lie does Galileo tell Virginia about being summoned by The Duke?

9. What does Brecht mean when he wrote, "The depths are hot, the heights are chill. The streets are loud, the court is still" at the opening of Scene IX?

10. Why does the "Little Monk" use the story of his family and town's history to show Galileo his fears about the mixing of science and religion?

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