Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Dava Sobel
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 114 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Galileo stay in Rome?

2. Who would have the final say on the approval of the book?

3. Which of the following was the main carrier of disease at this time?

4. In 1627, Italy was on the brink of which upcoming skirmish?

5. What is another name for a nun's living quarters?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Galileo's first trip to Rome to meet with Urban. Also discuss Galileo's friendship with Prince Cesi.

2. Discuss the eruption of the Thirty Years War, how it affected Rome, and who was involved.

3. Describe at least one of the things Galileo did to pass the time while staying in Siena.

4. What is one of the major errors regarding the story of Galileo's trial? What do you think may have caused the mistake?

5. Which scientist most influenced the work of Galileo? What was Galileo's intention with his experiments?

6. While Maria Celeste seemed to tell Galileo everything, she overlooked one important piece of news. What was the news?

7. When did Virginia take her vows? Where did she get the name Maria Celeste?

8. Once again the weather wreaked havoc on Galileo and Maria Celeste. Explain how each was affected by the autumn rains.

9. What was the plea sent from Niccolini to the Poe on behalf of Galileo?

10. What was one of the main concerns of Galileo and Maria Celeste while Galileo was in Rome?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the beliefs and the work of Galileo and Bruno. Was Galileo inspired by Bruno? What was Bruno's main credo? What was Galileo's main credo? What was the biggest similarity between the men, professionally and personally?

Essay Topic 2

Galileo was a well educated man. Galileo served in many capacities in the communities in which he lived, including holding at least two professorships in Padua and Pisa. Discuss Galileo's influence and legacy placed upon each university. How did Galileo's legacy affect VIncenzio's studies at the university?

Essay Topic 3

In 1600, Cardinal Bruno was burned at the stake. Why was the cardinal killed? What was the official crime? Write a 1000-word essay on the Cardinal Bruno. Who was he? Where did he fit into the story? Examine the Cardinal's work and conflict with the Church. Explain the irony and connection to Galileo.

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 1,738 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.