HUMA 1910 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Sidereus Nuncius, Robert Fitzroy, Samuel Pepys

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Published on 22 Apr 2013
School
York University
Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 1910
1910 9.0 Science and the Humanities
F/W 2011-2012
QUIZ I
This quiz focuses upon your understanding of the lectures, readings and tutorial
discussions from September 19 to October 3. Answering the questions and reviewing
your answers in tutorials this week will also provide you with the background needed for
reading Galileo’s “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina.”
Answer each of the 7 questions briefly in the space provided.
1. Who were the Scholastics or Schoolmen
2. Describe the place of science in the European universities 13th to 16th?
3. “It was not a matter of doing the same thing better it was a matter of doing
something different” (Dear, 3). Explain
4. What were the advantages of the Copernican system?
5. How did the Copernican system violate Aristotelian physics?
6. Why was the revolution in astronomy also a revolution in the humanities?
7. “Galileo, then, was born into what was to prove an intellectual minefield” (Ronin,
39). Explain.
Quiz #2
1. Identify and comment on the significance of the following quotation (3 points).
Use point form.
a. “Everything is softer in starlight, we can fix our eyes more comfortably on the
heavens; our thoughts are freer because we’re so foolish as to imagine ourselves the
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only ones abroad to dream. Besides in daylight we nothing but sun and blue sky but
the night gives us all the profusion of stars in a thousand different random designs,
stirring as many pleasantly confused thoughts in us.”
2. Explain and give the significance of two of the following places for scientific work
(2 points each):
the salon
the Medici court
the Royal Society of London
the ship
3. Identify one of the following five people (1 point):
Rene Descartes/ Samuel Pepys/ Marquise/ Giordano Bruno/ Robert Fitzroy
4. Link up columns correctly (4 points)
Micrographia
The Starry Messenger
Conversations on the Plurality of
Worlds
Voyage of the Beagle
1839 Galileo
1686 Darwin
1610 Fontenelle
1665 Hooke
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Document Summary

This quiz focuses upon your understanding of the lectures, readings and tutorial discussions from september 19 to october 3. Answering the questions and reviewing your answers in tutorials this week will also provide you with the background needed for reading galileo"s letter to the grand duchess christina. Quiz #2: identify and comment on the significance of the following quotation (3 points). Use point form: everything is softer in starlight, we can fix our eyes more comfortably on the heavens; our thoughts are freer because we"re so foolish as to imagine ourselves the only ones abroad to dream. Rene descartes/ samuel pepys/ marquise/ giordano bruno/ robert fitzroy: link up columns correctly (4 points) Worlds: explain and give the significance of one of the following metaphors from. 1. provide two main characteristics of the enlightenment (2). 2. what are the main differences between theism and deism and atheism? (3: identify two details of the iconography of this image as discussed in lecture. (2)

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