• 1. 
    How did print culture help poor people in India?

  • Huge number of books which had flooded the markets led to the opening of hundreds of bookshops, where poor people got employed.
  • Public libraries were set up, where jobs were offered to poor people.
  • Cheap books were brought out which the poor people could afford to buy and read.
  • Selling books with a small investment became a business for poor people.
  • 2. 
    Why was the Vernacular Press Act passed by the British Government in India?

  • The Vernacular Act was passed to promote vernacular languages.
  • The Vernacular Act was passed by the British government to put some check on vernacular newspapers which had become assertively nationalist.
  • The Vernacular Act was passed to please the Indians who wanted to promote Indian languages.
  • The Vernacular Act was passed to consolidate British rule in India.
  • 3. 
    What made Governor-General Warren Hastings persecute James Hickey who edited the Bengal Gazette?

  • He published articles supporting Indian nationalist leaders.
  • He published advertisements related to import and sale of slaves.
  • He published anti-religious articles.
  • He published gossip about senior East India Company officials.
  • 4. 
    The main theme of the book 'Chhote aur Bade Ka Sawal' written by Kashibaba, a Kanpur mill worker, was:

  • The life of the elite upper castes.
  • The link between caste and class exploitation.
  • Restrictions on the Vernacular Press.
  • Injustices of the caste system.
  • 5. 
    Not everyone welcomed the printed book. There was widespread criticism. What could have been the reason? Find the correct answer from the options given below:

  • 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.
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