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Galileo Worksheet and Quiz

 

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Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and mathematician. He made several important contributions to the sciences of motion and astronomy. His father was Vincenzo Galilei who was a musician and made important contributions to the theory and practice of music. In 1592, Galileo took up a post teaching mathematics and astronomy at the University of Padua.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Galileo Galilei was born on……………………………………………….in Pisa, Italy.2. German dramatist ……………………………………..wrote a play about Galileo named as ‘Life of Galileo’.

3. In 1581, Galileo entered ………………………………………………….to study medicine.

4. He built the first of his telescopes in ………………………….

5. With the help of his telescope, he observed four of the largest satellites of planet……………………………………..

6. He joined the University of Pisa as a professor in …………………………………

7. For a short period of time, he also worked as an art teacher in ………………………………………………………..

8. He discovered the principle that controls the motion of pendulums in……………………

9. Galileo is known as the father of………………………………………………………………..

10. Galileo Galilei died on …………………………………………………

Answers:

1. February 15, 15642. Bertolt Brecht

3. the University of Pisa

4. 1609

5. Jupiter

6. 1589

7. Florence, Italy

8. 1583

9. Observational astronomy

10. January 8, 1642

 

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