Galileo Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. While waiting to hear news of the inquisition, what are the "Little Monk" and Federzoni doing?

2. Where does Andrea say he is going to go when he leaves Italy to "take up scientific work"?

3. Where did Scene X open?

4. What gift is sent to Galileo by "someone passing through"? (Scene XII)

5. What does the Pope tell the Inquisitor that Galileo could not say "no" to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Court's expect to happen at 5:00 on the day of Galileo's inquisition?

2. 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?

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

4. What does Andrea say the inquisition was doing to the "truth"?

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

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

7. Why does Ludovico call off the wedding to Virginia?

8. 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?

9. Why does Galileo state that he prefers healthy oysters?

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

What do you think was the main theme of the play? Discuss your answer using evidence gathered to support your claim. Why did you think that this was the theme of the play? What support did you find in the play? Why did this support your claim for this being the theme?

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