Galileo, A Great Scientist And Inventor

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By 1beata
1
1beata
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 6 | Total Attempts: 6,999
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 203

SettingsSettingsSettings
Galileo, A Great Scientist And Inventor - Quiz

This quiz is created by pupils at Primary School No 5, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Galileo born ?

    • A.

      In 1564.

    • B.

      In 1546.

    • C.

      In 1654.

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1564.
    Explanation
    Galileo was born in 1564. This is the correct answer because it directly states the year of his birth. The other options, 1546 and 1654, are incorrect as they do not match the known historical record of Galileo's birth year.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Who invented a thermometer ?

    • A.

      Watt

    • B.

      Galileo

    • C.

      Bell

    Correct Answer
    B. Galileo
    Explanation
    Galileo is credited with inventing the thermometer. He developed a device called the thermoscope, which was the precursor to the modern thermometer. Galileo's thermoscope consisted of a glass tube filled with liquid and attached to a bulb. As the temperature changed, the liquid would expand or contract, causing it to rise or fall in the tube. This invention laid the foundation for the development of the thermometer, which is now widely used for measuring temperature.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    What did Galileo use to observe stars ?

    • A.

      Telescope

    • B.

      Microscope

    • C.

      Mobile phone

    Correct Answer
    A. Telescope
    Explanation
    Galileo used a telescope to observe stars. A telescope is an optical instrument that magnifies distant objects, allowing for a closer and clearer view. Galileo's use of the telescope revolutionized astronomy as he discovered celestial bodies such as the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, providing evidence to support the heliocentric model of the solar system. The invention and utilization of the telescope marked a significant milestone in the field of astronomy and our understanding of the universe.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    What did he find out when he was  watching  the moon ?

    • A.

      The moon was not smooth.

    • B.

      The moon was smooth.

    • C.

      The moon was not very close.

    Correct Answer
    A. The moon was not smooth.
    Explanation
    When he was watching the moon, he discovered that it was not smooth.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    What planets did he see using his telescope?

    • A.

      He saw Mars and Mercury.

    • B.

      He saw Venur and Neptune.

    • C.

      He saw Jupiter and Saturn.

    Correct Answer
    C. He saw Jupiter and Saturn.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He saw Jupiter and Saturn." This can be inferred from the given options where each option mentions a different set of planets that he saw. Since the question asks for the planets that he actually saw, we can conclude that he saw Jupiter and Saturn.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    What’s the name of galaxy Galileo observe?

    • A.

      Our Way

    • B.

      Milky Way

    • C.

      Broad Way

    Correct Answer
    B. Milky Way
    Explanation
    Galileo observed the Milky Way galaxy. The name "Milky Way" refers to the galaxy in which our solar system is located. It is a barred spiral galaxy that appears as a band of light in the night sky. Galileo's observations of the Milky Way helped to deepen our understanding of the structure and composition of our galaxy.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Where did he go to test his idea that heavy objects did not fall  faster ?

    • A.

      To the tower.

    • B.

      To the skyscraper.

    • C.

      To the forest.

    Correct Answer
    A. To the tower.
    Explanation
    He went to the tower to test his idea that heavy objects did not fall faster.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    What did he drop at the same time from the tower?

    • A.

      Two balloons.

    • B.

      A piece of concrete and a piece of paper.

    • C.

      Two balls.

    Correct Answer
    C. Two balls.
    Explanation
    The question is asking what the person dropped from the tower at the same time. The correct answer is "Two balls." This means that the person dropped two balls simultaneously.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    When does the water in the thermometer move  down?

    • A.

      The water moves down when it is hot.

    • B.

      The water moves down when it is cold.

    • C.

      The water moves down when it is raining.

    Correct Answer
    B. The water moves down when it is cold.
    Explanation
    The water in the thermometer moves down when it is cold because cold temperatures cause the molecules in the water to slow down and contract, resulting in a decrease in volume. This contraction causes the water level in the thermometer to decrease, indicating a lower temperature.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    What did he see around  Saturn?

    • A.

      He saw snowflakes and snowballs around Saturn.

    • B.

      He saw earings and bracelets around Saturn.

    • C.

      He saw rings of ice, dust and rocks around Saturn.

    Correct Answer
    C. He saw rings of ice, dust and rocks around Saturn.
    Explanation
    He saw rings of ice, dust, and rocks around Saturn. This answer is correct because it accurately describes what the person saw around Saturn. The rings around Saturn are made up of various materials, including ice, dust, and rocks. This is a well-known fact about Saturn and its rings, supported by scientific research and observations.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 20, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Mar 22, 2009
    Quiz Created by
    1beata
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.