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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the date at the opening of Scene XI?
2. At the end of Scene IX, what awaits Galileo?
3. At the end of Scene X, what has the Pope finished doing?
4. What kind of clock is Galileo presented with as a gift from Cardinal Bellarmin?
5. What pages from Galileo's book do the Monks have?
Essay Topic 1
The truth of science and the truth of religion are conflicted throughout the play. Discuss the following: 1) Why was the truth of religion weighed heavier than the truth of science? 2) How did new thought challenge the church? 3) How did the Church have so much clout in determining its power over new thought related to science?
Essay Topic 2
Galileo's students were sure that he would not recant his thoughts on the model of the universe that Galileo had brought forth. Discuss how and why two of the characters reacted to his recanting as they did. What did they say? How did they treat Galileo? Why did they react as they did? Who was the most disappointed in Galileo and why?
Essay Topic 3
"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?
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