• 1. 
    Name the country which remained the major producer of printed material for a long time:

  • The Imperial State of China
  • Germany
  • Korea
  • Japan.
  • 2. 
    Buddhist missionaries from China had introduced one of the following in Japan. Pick up the correct one from the list given below:

  • Tripitakas (religious canons —three basic Buddhist principles)
  • Hand printing technology
  • Buddhism
  • Teachings of Buddha
  • 3. 
    Complete the sentence with one out of the following words:

  • Silk Route
  • Sea route
  • Buddhist missionaries
  • Merchants
  • 4. 
    Where from did the Italians get the technology of wood block printing?

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Korea
  • 5. 
    Merchants and students in the University towns bought cheaper printed copies of books in Europe. What kind of books were bought by the aristocrats? Pick out the correct answer.

  • Handwritten books on silk.
  • Books made out of papyrus leaves.
  • Handwritten books on very expensive vellum (a parchment made from the skin of animals).
  • Books engraved on copper plates.
  • 6. 
    Which of the following was not a reason for the limited popularity of handwritten manuscripts in Europe:

  • Manuscripts were fragile.
  • They were awkward to handle and could I not be carried around easily.
  • The content of manuscripts was rebellious and seditious.
  • Copying manuscripts was expensive and time-consuming.
  • 7. 
    Who invented the first known printing press and where?

  • It was feared that if there was no control over what was printed and read, then rebellious and irreligious thoughts might spread.
  • Books will corrupt the minds of young i readers.
  • It will divide the society into intellectuals i and non-intellectuals.
  • Time will be wasted in reading books and it will hamper the work of daily life.
  • 8. 
    Many historians have argued that print j culture created the conditions within which French Revolution occurred. Choose the correct statement in this regard from the list; given below:

  • Print culture promoted the idea of Conservatism.
  • It motivated the masses to protest old norms and values.
  • Print culture created public opinion in favour of despotic power of the State.
  • Print popularized the ideas of enlightened ; thinkers who attacked the despotic power of the State.
  • 9. 
    When did Printing Press come to India? Find the correct date from the list given below.

  • Mid 16th century
  • Late 14th century
  • Beginning of 18th century
  • 19th century
  • 10. 
    'The printing press is the most powerful engine of progress and public opinion is the force that will sweep despotism away.' Who said these words?

  • Manocchio
  • Louise Sebastien Mercier
  • Martin Luther
  • Erasmus
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