Galileo Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What pages from Galileo's book do the Monks have?

2. Who does Galileo tell Virginia that he was afraid of?

3. What does the "Little Monk" tell Andrea about that Galileo always carries in his pocket?

4. What does the Inquisitor want to keep while "damning" Galileo's writings?

5. Who does Galileo say are his "favorite readings"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

During the party at Cardinal Bellarmin's home, both of the attending Cardinals wore masks. Discuss the relevance of the masks for each Cardinal. What did the mask look like? What could the mask represent? What could be misconstrued by the mask?

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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