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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 year is it at the opening of Scene IX?
2. While waiting to hear news of the inquisition, what are the "Little Monk" and Federzoni doing?
3. What astrological sign does Ludovico align with?
4. While waiting for Galileo's inquisition to finish, what does Andrea say he fears would never be completed?
5. What pages from Galileo's book do the Monks have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Andrea say the inquisition was doing to the "truth"?
2. What were Federzoni and Andrea's worries concerning Galileo's Inquisition?
3. Why does Galileo state that he prefers healthy oysters?
4. When at the summoning Galileo, Galileo tells Virginia that he is afraid of Rector Gaffone. Why is Galileo afraid of the Rector?
5. What does the Court's expect to happen at 5:00 on the day of Galileo's inquisition?
6. Why does Vanni want Galileo to leave Florence?
7. Why does Ludovico call off the wedding to Virginia?
8. During Galileo's students conversation, while waiting for Galileo's recanting, the students did find some humor in the situation. What humor did they find?
9. Why is Galileo not worried about the Cardinal Inquisitor being in Florence?
10. Why does Galileo use the satire of Horace to explain the necessity of all parts of his study being present in his observations?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"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?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the scenarios that Galileo used to describe a statement or argument. Describe why the argument/statement worked to explain what Galileo was trying to say. What point was he trying to make? What was the example that he used to illustrate his meaning? How effective was the illustration?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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