• 1.  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.
  • 2.  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.
  • 3.  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
  • 4.  '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
  • 5.  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.
  • 6.  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.
  • 7.  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.
  • 8.  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.
  • 9.  Who was Marcopolo?

  • German scientist
  • English philosopher
  • Spanish explorer
  • Italian traveller/explorer
  • 10.  Who wrote about the injustices of the caste system in ‘Gulamgiri’? [CBSE 2011]

  • Raja Rammohan Roy
  • Jyotiba Phule
  • Balgangadhar Tilak
  • Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
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