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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following was not one of Galileo's avid supporters?
2. Compared to Rome, the atmosphere in Venice was refereed to as being _____.
3. What word did Galileo use to describe Maria Celeste's mind?
4. What was the main topic of this book?
5. What was the occupation of Galileo's Venetian friend?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Maria Celeste's reaction to the interview at the Holy Office of the Inquisition?
2. What was Galileo's hope regarding the outcome of the trial. Did Galileo's wish come true?
3. Galileo began to work on a book involving the theories of motion. Discuss the concept for the book and its relationship to Aristotle's earlier teachings.
4. Who was not present at the interview? Why?
5. How did Maria Celeste's death take its toll on Galileo?
6. Detail at least one of Galileo's bouts with depression. How did Maria Celeste try to combat the depression?
7. The sisters at San Matteo continued to pray for Galileo. What was the reaction at the convent when it was learned Galileo would soon be back in Arcetri?
8. While Maria Celeste seemed to tell Galileo everything, she overlooked one important piece of news. What was the news?
9. What was the outcome of the efforts made by Galileo and others?
10. Instead of informing Maria Celeste of all the happenings in Rome, Galileo spent his time doing other things. List at least one of the other things that occupied Galileo's time.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Galileo suffered from several afflictions as he got older. Many of those afflictions were treated by Maria Celeste. Explain Galileo's afflictions. Which was the worst? Was any one of the afflictions fatal or terminal? Explain. How was Maria Celeste able to help her father? Did the remedies help? Where did Galileo spend his last days? What eventually killed Galileo?
Essay Topic 2
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 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.
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