Print Culture and the Modern World


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


The Imperial Slate in China was the major producer of printed material. The textbooks were used by the students appearing for service examination.


Print Culture and the Modern World

Q 1.

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

Q 2.

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

Q 3.

Explain the common conviction of people in the mid-18th century about the books and print culture, [CBSE 2013]

Q 4.

How did the ideas of scientists and philosophers become more accessible to common people after the beginning of print revolution in Europe ? [CBSE Sept. 2010. 2012]

Q 5.

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

Q 6.

How did the print media affect the women in India?

Q 7.

What medium was used for writing ancient Indian scriptures?

Q 8.

Who invented the letter press?

Q 9.

Who brought out the first Indian newspaper published in English?

Q 10.

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

Q 11.

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

Q 12.

Mention some of the important characteristics of print culture of Japan.

Q 13.

In which way did the early printed books closely resemble the manuscripts? Explain.
[CBSE 2013]
Give three ways in which early printed books closely resembled manuscripts. [CBSE 2011]

Q 14.

What were the features of the new books which were produced in Europe after the invention of the Gutenberg's press ?  [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 15.

"By the end of the 19th century a new visual culture was taking shape."Write any three features of this new visual culture.  [CBSE Comp. (O) 2008, Sept. 2010, 2011]

Q 16.

How did the women writers use the print to express their opinions regarding the status of women in India ? Explain.
"Printing technology gave women a chance to share their feelings with the world outside."Support the statement with any five suitable examples. [CBSE 2013]

Q 17.

Describe the issue of caste as taken by the novelists in India. [CBSE 2013]

Q 18.

When and by whom was hand printing technology introduced in Japan ? (CBSE 2014)

Q 19.

Who developed the first printing press ?

Q 20.

What is manuscript ?

Q 21.

Who started publishing Sambad Kaumudi from 1821?

Q 22.

Who was Martin Luther ?

Q 23.

What were Biliotheque Blue ?

Q 24.

What was the basic objective of Ninety Five Theses ?

Q 25.

Name two scholars whose writings inspired French people.

Q 26.

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

Q 27.

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

Q 28.

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

Q 29.

Why did Governor General Warren Hastings persecute Hickey ?

Q 30.

In north India, the ulama were deeply anxious about the collapse of Muslim dynasties. They feared that colonial rulers would encourage conversion, change the Muslim personal laws. Mention any two steps taken by them to counter this.

Q 31.

Who was the author of Amar Jiban ?

Q 32.

Who wrote Istri Dharam Vichar ?

Q 33.

Write about the different innovations in the printing technology during the 19th century ? [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 34.

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

Q 35.

What was the attitude of people in India in the nineteenth century towards women reading? How did women respond to this?
[CBSE 2011]
How did the practice of reading and writing increase among women in India in the 19th century. Support your answer with the help of examples. [CBSE 2013]

Q 36.

The printing press is the most powerful engine of progress and public opinion and a force that will sweep despotism away.'

Q 37.

Why were the printed books popular even among illiterate people ? [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2012]

Q 38.

What did the spread of print culture in 19th century mean to the Reformers ?

Q 39.

What restrictions were imposed by the Vernacular Press Act on the Indian Press ? Explain. [CBSE-2011]
In what ways the Vernacular Press Act of 1878 was a repressive step by the Government ? Explain. [CBSE-2011]

Q 40.

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 41.

What did the spread of print culture in nineteenth century India mean to:
a) Women
b) The poor
c) Reformers.

Q 42.

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

Q 43.

Explain how print culture assisted the growth of nationalism in India.

Q 44.

How did China remain a major producer of printed materials for a long time ? [CBSE 2013]
"The imperial state in China, was the major producer of printed material.” Support this statement with examples.  [CBSE 2013. 2012. 2014]

Q 45.

How did Gutenberg personalise the printed hooks suiting to the tastes and requirement of others ? [CBSE 2012]

Q 46.

Explain the main features of the first printed Bible. [CBSE Sept. 2010]
Describe any three main features of the first printed Bible. [CBSE 2014]

Q 47.

State any three points of importance of penny chapbooks. [CBSE Sept. 2010.2011]
Describe some of the new printed books which were sold by the pedlars in villages in the eighteenth century Europe.  [CBSE-2012, 2014]

Q 48.

Explain any three features of handwritten manuscripts before the age of print in India. [CBSE Sept. 2010. 2011. 2012. 2013]

Q 49.

“The Bengal Gazette was a commercial paper open to all. but influenced by none.” Justify the claim of James Augustus Hickey. [CBSE 2012]

Q 50.

How did the urban population use the print media?