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 astrological sign does Virgina align with?

2. What philosopher does Galileo and Andrea study in regard to objects floating?

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

4. What are the dates that Scene XII took place?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Ludovico told Galileo about the telescope first being invented in Holland. Galileo then created a replica of his own, based off of Ludovico's description, and presented it to the University as his own. What did this do to the relationship between Galileo and Ludovico? What did this tell Ludovico about Galileo's character and scientific honesty? Why did Ludovico not turn Galileo in for misrepresentation?

Essay Topic 2

Many times, Galileo implied that a woman's place was not in the scientific world. Find at least two examples and discuss how these thoughts contradicted Galileo's teachings using textual evidence from the play.

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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