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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word is used to describe the topic of the new book?
(a) Mediocre.
(b) Humdrum.
(c) Inspired.
(d) Brilliant.

2. In which year did Galileo mail off the last pieces of the manuscript to his solicitor?
(a) 1637.
(b) 1639.
(c) 1645.
(d) 1643.

3. What emotion did Galileo experience because of the departure?
(a) Fear.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Rage.

4. In which country was the book eventually printed?
(a) Belgium.
(b) France.
(c) Spain.
(d) Holland.

5. Maria Celeste was plagued with which malady?
(a) Malaise.
(b) Bronchitis.
(c) Consumption.
(d) Arthritis.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Galileo at the time of the trial?

2. Galileo was sent back to Arcetri because his living situation was too pleasant in which city?

3. Galileo was ordered to cease which of the following?

4. What was the nickname given to Father Christopher Scheiner?

5. What word is used to indicate a joyous celebration?

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