Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 word is used to describe the topic of the new book?

2. In which year did Galileo mail off the last pieces of the manuscript to his solicitor?

3. What emotion did Galileo experience because of the departure?

4. In which country was the book eventually printed?

5. Maria Celeste was plagued with which malady?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

One of Galileo's most famous experiments took place at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. What was the experiment? What did the experiment prove? Who inspired the experiment and/or was inspired by it? Do the results of the experiment still hold true today? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Galileo was charged with blasphemy and heresy. What is the definition of each? Do both apply to Galileo? Who decides if someone is guilty of either or both? What is the punishment? Is the punishment set forth by the government or Church? Give examples of how Galileo allegedly committed either or both of the crimes. List the specific reason cited in the trial, proof, and outcome.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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