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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. According to Bellarmin, whose teachings have been found, by the Holy Office, to be "futile, foolish and heretical"?
2. What is the date of the opening of Scene III?
3. What does Ludovico tell Galileo were his interests?
4. What happens to Signor Giordano Bruno "because he was not a Venetian and also had no appointment here"?
5. Who does the Philosopher say is "Italy's and the Church's greatest astronomer"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Galileo refuse to let Virginia look through the telescope?
2. What does Galileo say fueled his desire to discover new philosophies?
3. Why does the Inquisitor find it funny that Virginia knew nothing of her father's studies?
4. Why does the Curator refuse to give Galileo the raise that he requests for his work as a mathematician at the University?
5. What does the telescope do for Galileo by January of 1610?
6. Why does the Inquisitor tell Virginia that Galileo's new picture of the universe was harmful?
7. Why is the Curator angry with Galileo after Galileo received his raise from the University with the Curator's help?
8. What does Galileo do to explain the movement of the Earth around the sun to Andrea?
9. What is happening at the opening of Scene I?
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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"He who does not know the truth is merely an idiot, but he who knows it and calls it a lie, is a criminal." Both Galileo and Andrea spoke these words during the action of the play. Find and discuss two references to being an "idiot" and a "criminal" in the play. Who was regarded as an "idiot"? Why? Who was regarded as a "criminal"? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the difference between the Ptolemaic model and the Copernican model. What did the Ptolemaic model represent? What did the Copernican model represent? Why was the Ptolemaic model accepted over the Copernican model? What did the acceptance of the Copernican model suggest?
Essay Topic 3
Galileo was surrounded by students throughout most of the play. Choose the student that you found to be the most loyal and least loyal to Galileo. Compare two characters. Use textual evidence to support your answer.
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