• 1.  In ancient India which of the following material was used for writing manuscripts?

  • Parchments
  • Vellum
  • Palm leaves
  • Paper
  • 2.  Which one of the following is the oldest Japanese book? [CBSE 2014]

  • Sutta Pitaka
  • Diamond Sutra
  • Mahavamsa
  • Dipavamsa
  • 3.  The reformation movement was launched against the corrupt practices of which of the following group?

  • Feudal Lords
  • Protestant Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Absolute rulers
  • 4.  Who among the following was not a women novelist?

  • Jane Austen
  • Bronte Sisters
  • George Eliot
  • Maxim Gorky
  • 5.  Name the country which remained the major producer of printed material for a long time:

  • The Imperial State of China
  • Germany
  • Korea
  • Japan.
  • 6.  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
  • 7.  Complete the sentence with one out of the following words:

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

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Korea
  • 9.  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.
  • 10.  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.
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