1. Where was Galileo
2. What was Galileo's
father's great hobby?
3. The explosion
of art and culture in 15th- and 16th-century Italy was known as
4. What was the dominant
religion in 16th-century Italy?
5. What was the name
of the movement to reform Catholicism from within?
6. Who was the ruling
family of Tuscany?
7. Where did Galileo
enrolled at university?
8. What did Galileo
originally study at the university?
9. In what field
did Galileo's true interests lie?
10. Galileo's first
teaching position was at the University of where?
11. There, Galileo
made a famous experiment to disprove whose theory of downward motion?
12. What did Galileo's
law of inertia state?
13. Where was Galileo's
second university appointment?
14. What was the
name of Galileo's mistress?
15. How many children
did Galileo have by his mistress?
16. What was the
name of the ancient astronomer who proposed a geocentric theory
of the universe?
17. Who was the first
modern thinker to question geocentricity?
18. Who invented
19. When did Galileo
develop his own telescope?
20. What was Galileo's
first discovery to be made with his telescope?
21. How many of Jupiter's
moons did Galileo discover?
22. What did Galileo
name the moons?
23. Galileo's published
record of his observations was called Sidereus Nuncius, meaning:
24. After the publication
of Sidereus Nuncius, Galileo accepted a new appointment
from the Grand Duke of which place?
25. Where did Galileo
journey in 1611?
26. Which Catholic
religious order had a strong interest in astronomy?
27. Of what notion
was the Catholic Church deeply suspicious?
28. Which of the
following did Galileo NOT use as evidence for his theory of the
29. Who was Galileo's
great antagonist within the Church, in the period 1610-1616?
30. What was the
name of the Church institution responsible for dealing with heresy?
31. Bellarmine and
others urged Galileo to teach heliocentricity as a ___, rather
than a ___
32. In 1616, what
did the Church declare regarding heliocentricity?
33. Which pope approved
the 1616 decision?
34. What did Galileo's
two daughters become?
35. What was the
name of Galileo's eldest daughter, with whom he was closest?
36. In the debate
over the comets, Galileo made enemies of which religious order?
37. What was the
name of Galileo's treatise on the comets?
38. Which pope's
ascension did Galileo welcome as a great opportunity for science?
39. What was the
name of Galileo's great attempt to prove the truth of the Copernican
40. What was the
name of the character who defended the Ptolemaic theory in this
41. Galileo's enemies
declared that Galileo's character of Simplicio was meant to resemble
which real-life person?
42. Whither did the
Inquisition summon Galileo in 1633?
43. Where was Galileo
held as prisoner while being interrogated by the Inquisition?
44. During Galileo's
interrogation, how did Urban VIII conduct himself?
45. What was the
fate of Galileo after weeks of interrogation by the Inquisition?
46. What sentence
did the Church issue to Galileo?
47. Where did Galileo
lived the rest of his life?
48. When did Galileo