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

Discuss the decision to put Virginia and Livia into the convent. Who made the decision? What was the main purpose for sending the girls to the convent? Was the situation meant to be temporary or permanent? Discuss their choice of names when they took vows. Discuss Maria Celeste's influence on Arcangela's choice to take her vows.

Essay Topic 2

At a young age, Galileo showed amazing aptitude for math. What about math interested Galileo? What prompted Galileo to switch from math to astronomy? Was it a wise move? What were the opinions of those around Galileo regarding the change? What do you think might have happened if Galileo would have pursued a care in mathematics? How did the knowledge benefit Galileo in other ways?

Essay Topic 3

Galileo's Dialogues are often referred to as a journal of sorts. The dialogues contain some fiction along with science and an accounting of Galileo's activities. Write a synopsis of the Dialogues. Include references to famous people of the day.

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