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Quiz about The Tragic Life of Galileo
Quiz about The Tragic Life of Galileo

The Tragic Life of Galileo Trivia Quiz


Galileo had a very interesting life and this quiz summarizes it.

A multiple-choice quiz by balletlover24. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
130,824
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
770
Last 3 plays: Guest 108 (8/10), Guest 172 (2/10), Mazee1 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What city was Galileo born in? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What year did Galileo study medicine at the University of Pisa? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What tower did Galileo supposedly climb to prove the "Law of Falling Objects" theory? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Galileo Galilei married Marina Gamba.


Question 5 of 10
5. Galileo heard the first telescope was being made in ____ .

Answer: (One or two words)
Question 6 of 10
6. What did the four satellites Galileo sighted revolving around Jupiter become known as?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 7 of 10
7. Which one of Galileo's friends became Pope Urban the VIII? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of these characters was NOT in Galileo's book, "Dialogue Concerning Two Chief World Systems"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. On what charge was Galileo arrested in Rome? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Did Galileo stop doing experiments after he became blind?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What city was Galileo born in?

Answer: Pisa

Galileo has lived in all these cities, but he was born in Pisa.
2. What year did Galileo study medicine at the University of Pisa?

Answer: 1581

Galileo's father suggested that he study medicine, but Galileo did not want to study medicine so he did not stick it out. Later he came back to the university, but this time to as a math professor.
3. What tower did Galileo supposedly climb to prove the "Law of Falling Objects" theory?

Answer: Tower of Pisa

It was said that Galileo climbed this tower to throw feathers and a rock at the same time and show that they can land at the same time, but he didn't. This actually would've only worked if there was no atmosphere in the place where it was dropped.
4. Galileo Galilei married Marina Gamba.

Answer: False

Marina Gamba only dated Galileo, but they never got married. They did have three children though.
5. Galileo heard the first telescope was being made in ____ .

Answer: Holland

The first telescope was not made for observing space. Galileo was the first person to use the telescope for systematical astronomy.
6. What did the four satellites Galileo sighted revolving around Jupiter become known as?

Answer: Galilean Moons

By sighting these moves Galileo proved that there has to be more than one center in the universe. This further proved that the sun is in the center of our solar system.
7. Which one of Galileo's friends became Pope Urban the VIII?

Answer: Barberini

Barberini welcomed Galileo to Rome in 1611. At that time he was a Cardinal. Once Cardinal Barberini became the pope his friendly relationship with Galileo suffered. This is because Galileo was teaching theories that went against sacred scriptures.
8. Which of these characters was NOT in Galileo's book, "Dialogue Concerning Two Chief World Systems"?

Answer: Sintoclo

Galileo wrote this book in 1630. It only had 3 characters and they were all debating their theories on a moving Earth. In 1632 the Holy Offfice published the book.
9. On what charge was Galileo arrested in Rome?

Answer: heresy

Galileo was tried and then condemned in Rome. In 1633 he was forced to disbelieve the theory of the Earth orbiting the sun, because it made a bible saying that the Earth will never move false. After this happened Galileo had to spend his life under house arrest at his villa.
10. Did Galileo stop doing experiments after he became blind?

Answer: No

Galileo never gave up. He did experiments while under house arrest and when he was blind.
Source: Author balletlover24

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