Galileo Galilei Quiz

Galileo Galilei Quiz Questions

Galileo Galilei. Portrait by Ottavio Leoni. De...

Galileo Galilei. Portrait by Ottavio Leoni. Detail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What did Galileo Galilei discover in 1610?
a) Two satellites of Uranus
b) Four satellites of Jupiter
c) Pluto
d) Neptune

2) To whom did Galileo Galilei dedicate his book "Sidereus Nunicius"?
a) Nicholas Copernicus
b) Isaac Newton
c) Alexander VI
d) Cosmio II

3) Who published “Against the Earth’s motions" against Galileo Galilei’s discoveries?
a) Thomas Harriot
b) Lodovico delle Colombe
c) Francesco Sizzi
d) Christopher Clavius

4) Which cardinal supported Galileo Galilei at a debate during a state dinner in October 1611?
a) Thomas Wolsey
b) Maffeo Barberini
c) Eugenio Pachelli
d) Agnelo Carafa

5) In December 1614 who preached a sermon against Galileo Galilei in Florence?
a) Tommaso Caccini
b) John Calvin
c) Boston Globe
d) Atlantic Times

6) Who filed a written complaint against Galileo Galilei with the Inquisition in February 1615?
a) Alessandro Orsini
b) Niccolo Lorini
c) Alberto Medici
d) Alfredo Ottaviani

7) Who warned Galileo Galilei in February 1616 under orders from Paul VI not to hold or defend the Copernican theory?
a) Robert Bellarmine
b) Charles Borromeo
c) Johannes Alfrink
d) John Henry Newman

8) Which Congregation in March 1616 suspended “On the Revolutions" of Nicholas Copernicus?
a) Congregation of Divine Worship
b) Congregation of the Index
c) Congregation of Bishops
d) Congregation of Oriental Churches

9) To whom did Galileo Galilei dedicate “The Assayer"?
a) Paul V
b) Gregory XVI
c) Urban VIII
d) Martin V

10) Where in June 1633 did Galileo Galilei abjure his errors?
a) St. Peter’s Basilica
b) St. Mark’s Cathedral
c) Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
d) Church of San Giovanni of Rotondo

Galileo Galilei Quiz Questions with Answers

English: Bust of Galileo Galilei at the Galile...

Bust of Galileo Galilei at the Galileiplatz in Munich (Bogenhausen). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What did Galileo Galilei discover in 1610?
b) Four satellites of Jupiter

2) To whom did Galileo Galilei dedicate his book "Sidereus Nunicius"?
d) Cosmio II

3) Who published “Against the Earth’s motions" against Galileo Galilei’s discoveries?
b) Lodovico delle Colombe

4) Which cardinal supported Galileo Galilei at a debate during a state dinner in October 1611?
b) Maffeo Barberini

5) In December 1614 who preached a sermon against Galileo Galilei in Florence?
a) Tommaso Caccini

6) Who filed a written complaint against Galileo Galilei with the Inquisition in February 1615?
b) Niccolo Lorini

7) Who warned Galileo Galilei in February 1616 under orders from Paul VI not to hold or defend the Copernican theory?
a) Robert Bellarmine

8) Which Congregation in March 1616 suspended “On the Revolutions" of Nicholas Copernicus?
b) Congregation of the Index

9) To whom did Galileo Galilei dedicate “The Assayer"?
c) Urban VIII

10) Where in June 1633 did Galileo Galilei abjure his errors?
c) Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Updated: October 4, 2016 — 4:04 am

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