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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sarti offer to the Grand Duke as his Court is leaving at the end of Scene IV?
2. Where did Ludovico Marsili's letter say he has studied?
3. Why does Galileo tell Virginia that they move to Florence?
4. When Sagredo asks Galileo about where God was, what is Galileo's answer?
5. While at the ball, what chapter of the Bible do both Cardinal Bellarmin and Cardinal Barberini quote?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Sagredo tell Galileo that he (Galileo) is contradicting all astronomical science from the last two thousand years?
2. What is the significance of Galileo telling the Court Clerks of the "new way" to play chess?
3. Why does Ludovico seem upset with Galileo at the end of Scene II?
4. 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?
5. What does Galileo do to explain the movement of the Earth around the sun to Andrea?
6. Why does Galileo believe that he and Virgina need to move to Florence?
7. Why does the Curator refuse to give Galileo the raise that he requests for his work as a mathematician at the University?
8. What does Virginia find out about her father's fame on the day of the party at Cardinal Bellarmin's?
9. What does the Clerk mean when he tells Galileo "We can only afford moves like this"?
10. What is the relevance of the song at Cardinal Bellarmin's party?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the carnival scene. What was important about the scene? What did you learn from the scene? Given that it takes the movement away from the main action of the play, why was the scene necessary?
Essay Topic 2
Ludovico told Galileo about the telescope first being invented in Holland. Galileo then created a replica of his own, based off of Ludovico's description, and presented it to the University as his own. What did this do to the relationship between Galileo and Ludovico? What did this tell Ludovico about Galileo's character and scientific honesty? Why did Ludovico not turn Galileo in for misrepresentation?
Essay Topic 3
"I am entirely in agreement with the position taken up by Cardinal Spoletti towards the mutinous rope-makers, namely, that it is better to dole out soup in the name of Christian brotherly love than to pay them more for their" hawsers and bell-ropes. For surely it must be wiser to fortify their faith rather than their greed. The Apostle Paul said: Charity aboundeth." Galileo made the following statement in response to a question posed by Monsignor Carpula for the archbishop. After making the statement, Galileo worried if one could see any irony in the statement. Discuss the possible irony that Galileo worried about. What could one find that was ironic in the statement? Why could this be considered ironic? What trouble would it cause for Galileo if one did find irony in the statement?
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