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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 is the only thing that the people from the "Little Monk's" village knew about?

2. Who does the Inquisitor say is an expert on instruments?

3. Where does Galileo hide a copy of his Discorsi?

4. When the "Little Monk" spent time with Galileo, while Galileo was in prison, to whom does Galileo compare his work?

5. Why does Andrea say that Galileo could not have stayed in the Republic?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the problems that Galileo faced with living in both Florence and the Republic regarding the Discorsi?

2. Why does Vanni want Galileo to leave Florence?

3. Why does Galileo think that Cardinal Bellarmin gifted him a Cellini clock?

4. What were Federzoni and Andrea's worries concerning Galileo's Inquisition?

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

6. 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?

7. In the opening of Scene VII, why does the "Little Monk" admit to Galileo that he has not been able to sleep?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

In Scene Thirteen, Galileo received a gift of two plucked geese. The peasant who delivered the geese was told to tell Galileo that "They are from someone passing through." Who do you believe sent the geese to Galileo? Why do you believe this? Use textual evidence to support your answer.

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