Who Was Galileo? - Contributions, History & Accomplishments

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Galileo was born in which Italian city?

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1. Which of these best describes the idea of inertia?

2. What is the name given to the group that sought to limit Galileo's work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of Galileo's background, professional career and beliefs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Galileo's birth city
  • What group tried to limit Galileo's work
  • Galileo's most notable research

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Galileo
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Galileo's many jobs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Galileo's scientific developments

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Who Was Galileo?- Contributions, History & Accomplishments will answer any further questions you have about this man. After watching the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify basic biographical details regarding Galileo
  • Understand Galileo's criticisms of Aristotle
  • Recognize Galileo's work regarding the motion of falling objects
  • Know Copernicus' influence on Galileo's research
  • Understand the conflict between Galileo and the Catholic Church
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