History

Print Culture and the Modern World

Question:

Who printed the first Tamil book ?

Answer:

Catholic priests printed the first Tamil book in 1579.

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Print Culture and the Modern World

Q 1.

Explain the factors which were responsible for creating a virtual reading mania in Europe. [CBSE 2014]
Or
How did a new reading public emerged with the printing press ? Explain. [CBSE 2010 (D)]
Or
Explain any three reasons for an increase in reading mania in Europe in the 18th Century. [CBSE Sept. 2011]

Q 2.

Give a brief description of the first form of print technology.

Q 3.

Name any two women novelist of the 19th century.

Q 4.

Name the first Weekly that appeared in India. Who bought it out ? (CBSE 2014)

Q 5.

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 ?

Q 6.

Name two scholars whose writings inspired French people.

Q 7.

Name the paper with which Bal Gangadhar Tilak was associated.

Q 8.

What was an accordion book"? Describe any two features of hand printing in China ?

Q 9.

How were earlier books printed (before 15th century) ? Explain.

Q 10.

Why did some people fear the effect of the easily available printed books ? Choose one example from Europe and one from India. [CBSE Sept. 2011]
Or
Explain the role played by print in bringing about a division in the Roman Catholic Church. [CBSE Sept. 2011]
Or
Explain the role played by print in the spreading of Protestant Reformation. [CBSE 2012, 2013]

Q 11.

Not everyone welcomed the printed books, and those who did also had fears about it.' Explain by giving examples.

Q 12.

Write a brief note on Martin Luther.

Q 13.

What is calligraphy?

Q 14.

Why did people in the eighteenth century Europe think that print culture would bring enlightenment and end despotism?  [CBSE 2011]

Q 15.

Write short notes to show that you know about:
(a) The Erasmus's idea of the printed book.
(b) The Vernacular Press Act. [CBSE Sept. 2011, 2012]

Q 16.

What did the spread of print culture in the nineteenth century India mean to :
Reformers

Q 17.

Give a brief description of the first form of print technology.

Q 18.

How did the print revolution influence the reading habit of the people of Europe?

Q 19.

How was sale of books promoted in small towns?

Q 20.

"Woodblock print came to Europe after 1295". Give any three reasons to explain the above statement. [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 21.

Write short notes to show what you know about:
a) The Gutenberg Press
b) Erasmus's idea of the printed book
c) The Vernacular Press Act
c) The Vernacular Press Act

Q 22.

What medium was used for writing ancient Indian scriptures?

Q 23.

Explain the role of print in the religious reforms in India. [CBSE 2011]

Q 24.

Which is the oldest book to be printed in Japan ?

Q 25.

Who invented power driven cylindrical press ? What were its advantages ?

Q 26.

Name an Act which was passed by the British government to keep a regular track of the vernacular newspapers.

Q 27.

When was print technology introduced in Japan?

Q 28.

Write a short note on Indian manuscripts

Q 29.

Give a brief description of the first form of print technology.

Q 30.

How did the oral culture enter print and how was the printed material transmitted orally ? Explain with suitable examples.  [CBSE 2008 (F), Sept. 2012]
Or
How did the printers manage to attract the people, largely illiterate, towards, printed books ? [CBSE Sept. 2012]

Q 31.

Who was the major producer of printed material in China ? For what purpose this material was used ?

Q 32.

What was Protestant Reformation ?

Q 33.

Name any four languages in which Indian manuscript was prepared before the age of print.

Q 34.

Name the first weekly that appeared in India. Who brought it out ? (CBSE 2014)

Q 35.

Why did Governor General Warren Hastings persecute Hickey ?

Q 36.

Name the printing presses which published numerous religious texts in vernaculars from the 1880s.

Q 37.

’Liberty of speech … liberty of the press … freedom of association. The government of India is now seeking to crush the three powerful vehicles of expressing and cultivating public opinion, the fight for swaraj, for Khilafat … means a fight for this threatened freedom before all else….’
Who said these words ?

Q 38.

What were the effects of the spread of print culture for poor people in nineteenth century India?

Q 39.

Describe the progress of print in Japan. [CBSE Sept. 2010. 2011. 2013]

Q 40.

What is calligraphy ?

Q 41.

Which material was used to print pictures in Japan?

Q 42.

Who were scribes ?

Q 43.

What was print revolution ?

Q 44.

What is manuscript ?

Q 45.

Who started publishing Sambad Kaumudi from 1821?

Q 46.

What was the basic objective of Ninety Five Theses ?

Q 47.

What were Chap books ? (CBSE 2014)

Q 48.

Which was first Indian newspaper ? By whom was it brought ?

Q 49.

Explain how the print culture assisted the growth of nationalism in India. [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2011]

Q 50.

Analyse the impact of print revolution on religion. [CJBS £ 2012]