MCQ Questions for Class 10 History: Ch 5 Print Culture and the Modern World

MCQ Questions for Class 10 History: Ch 5 Print Culture and the Modern World

1. When and by whom was handprinting technology brought to Japan?
(a) The Arab travellers to Japan in the 8th century
(b) Buddhist missionaries from China around AD 768-770
(c) Chinese silk merchants in the 6th century
(d) The Egyptians in the 8th century
► (b) Buddhist missionaries from China around AD 768-770

2.  The earliest kind of print technology was developed in :
(a) Japan and Korea
(b) India, Japan and Korea
(c) China, Japan and Korea
(d) India, China and Arabia
► (c) China, Japan and Korea

3. When and how did the Chinese start handprinting?
(a) From the 6th century onwards, the Chinese printed by rubbing paper
(b) From AD 594 onwards, books in China were printed by rubbing paper against the inked surface of wooden blocks
(c) From the 6th century onwards, by printing on this porous sheet
(d) All the above
► (b) From AD 594 onwards, books in China were printed by rubbing paper against the inked surface of wooden blocks

4. Who was Kitagawa Utamaro and why is he famous?
(a) A famous Japanese artist, famous for his prints
(b) A Japanese artist, famous for his art form ‘Ukiyo’
(c) A Japanese artist who influenced European artists like Manet, Monet and Van Gogh
(d) A Japanese artist born in Edo in 1753, famous for his contribution to an art form called ‘Ukiyo’ which influenced European artists like Manet, Monet and Van Gogh
► (d) A Japanese artist born in Edo in 1753, famous for his contribution to an art form called ‘Ukiyo’ which influenced European artists like Manet, Monet and Van Gogh

5. The uses of print diversified in urban China by the 17th century. Which of the following statements support the above statement?
(a) Print was no longer used by scholar-officials only
(b) Merchants used print in their everyday life and trade information
(c) Reading became a leisure activity
(d) All the above
► (d) All the above

6. The term ‘Calligraph’ means :
(a) The art of beautiful printing
(b) The art of beautiful and stylised writing
(c) The art of beautiful handprinting
(d) The art of printing an ‘accordion book’
► (b) The art of beautiful and stylised writing

7. The first to use wood-block printing in Europe were :
(a) The French
(b) The Spaniards
(c) The Italians
(d) The Germans
► (b) The Spaniards

8. Taverns were:
(a) Restaurants, where people could eat, drink and be merry
(b) Cheap hotels in towns
(c) Places where people gathered to drink alcohol, to be served food, to meet friends and
exchange views
(d) Small buildings in a village for a public meeting
► (c) Places where people gathered to drink alcohol, to be served food, to meet friends and

9. The production of manuscripts became possible in Europe because :
(a) The Europeans discovered paper
(b) Just like silk and spices, paper reached Europe via the Arab world
(c) Chinese paper reached Europe in the 11th century via the silk route, like silk and spices
(d) All the above
► (c) Chinese paper reached Europe in the 11th century via the silk route, like silk and spices

10. Protestant Reformation was:
(a) A 16th century movement to reform the Catholic Church dominated by Rome
(b) A challenge to the authority of Rome
(c) A new religion started by Martin Luther
(d) A movement which started anti-Catholic Christianity
► (a) A 16th century movement to reform the Catholic Church dominated by Rome

11. The term ‘Galley’ refers to
(a) A corridor or long passage where family portraits are hung
(b) A metal frame in which types are laid and the text composed
(c) A long, low built ship with one deck, propelled by oars and sails
(d) A scarecrow
► (b) A metal frame in which types are laid and the text composed

12. The term ‘Compositor’ means :
(a) A person who composes poems
(b) A person who composes lyrics and songs for a play
(c) A person who composes music
(d) A person who composes the text for printing
► (d) A person who composes the text for printing

13. Print culture, according to many historians, made people critical and rational because :
(a) Enlightened thinkers argued for the rule of reason rather than custom, judging everything with reasons
(b) The thinkers attacked sacred authority of the Church and despotism of the State
(c) People who read the ideas of Voltaire and Rousseau saw the world through different eyes
(d) All of these
► (d) All of these

14. Which of the following statements does not support the view of some historians that Print Culture was the basis for the French Revolution?
(a) Print culture led to the spread of ideas of enlightened thinkers and encouraged questioning, critical reasoning and rule of reason rather than tradition
(b) It led to a public culture of debate, discussion, new ideas of social revolution
(c) Print did not directly shape the people’s minds but opened up the possibility of thinking differently
(d) It aroused hostility against monarchy, its mentality and mocked it
► (c) Print did not directly shape the people’s minds but opened up the possibility of thinking differently

15. ‘Tremble, therefore, tyrants of the world! Tremble before the virtual writer.’ Whose words are these and what warning is given through them?
(a) Mercier, a French novelist of 18th century, who believed that printing press is so powerful that it would sweep despotism away
(b) Louise Sebastien Mercier, a novelist of the 18th century England, who gave this warning to despots
(c) Mercier, an American novelist of the 18th century, who believed in the power of print and warned against despotism
(d) A French novelist Mercier (19th century), who believed in the power of print
► (a) Mercier, a French novelist of 18th century, who believed that printing press is so powerful that it would sweep despotism away

16. There was a virtual reading mania in European countries at the end of the 18th century because:
(a) People wanted to read books and printers produced them in increasing numbers
(b) Churches set up schools in villages carrying literacy to peasants and artisans
(c) Literacy rates went up in Europe as 60 to 80 percent
(d) There was a variety in reading material, so reading became popular
► (b) Churches set up schools in villages carrying literacy to peasants and artisans

17. Children became an important category of readers in the 19th century, mainly because:
(a) Primary education became compulsory and production of school textbooks became essential for publishing industry
(b) A children’s press devoted to literature for children was set up in France in 1857
(c) Grimm Brothers in Germany published fairytales for children in 1812
(d) Anything vulgar was not published in children’s books
► (a) Primary education became compulsory and production of school textbooks became essential for publishing industry

18. Protestant Reformation was :
(a) A 16th century movement to reform the Catholic Church dominated by Rome
(b) A challenge to the authority of Rome
(c) A new religion started by Martin Luther
(d) A movement which started anti-Catholic Christianity
► (a) A 16th century movement to reform the Catholic Church dominated by Rome

19. New forms of popular literature, targeting new audience at the end of the 18th century, were:
(a) Romances, histories, almanacs, ballads and folktales for entertainment
(b) Newspapers and journals combining current affairs (wars and trade) with entertainment
(c) Ideas of scientists and philosophers included in popular literature
(d) All the above
► (d) All the above

20. Printers and publishers developed new strategies to sell their products. Which of the following is not an innovation of the 20th century?
(a) Cheap paperback editions were printed
(b) The dust cover or the book jacket was an innovation
(c) Important novels were serialised, which led to a new way of writing novels
(d) Popular works were sold in England in cheap series called the shilling series
► (c) Important novels were serialised, which led to a new way of writing novels

21. The contribution of Grimm Brothers of Germany to children’s literature was :
(a) Publishing stories for them
(b) Spending years on compiling traditional folktales gathered from peasants, editing and publishing them as a collection in 1812
(c) Having a new shape to rural folktales
(d) All the above
► (b) Spending years on compiling traditional folktales gathered from peasants, editing and publishing them as a collection in 1812

23. In which year, printing in Hindi began and what was its main concern?
(a) Hindi printing began from the 1870s, a large segment was devoted to women’s education, widow remarriage and the national movement
(b) Hindi printing began from the 1870s and their main concern was women-related issues
(c) Hindi printing began from 1900 and was devoted to education of women
(d) Printing in Hindi began in the early 20th century and its main concern was religious reform
► (a) Hindi printing began from the 1870s, a large segment was devoted to women’s education, widow remarriage and the national movement

24. The role of lending libraries in England in the 19th century was :
(a) Promoting reading among the working-class people
(b) Educating white collar workers, artisans and lower middle-class people
(c) Encouraging self-improvement, self-expression and encouraging the working class to write autobiographies
(d) Both (b) and (c)
► (d) Both (b) and (c)

25. The Bengal Gazette was :
(a) A weekly magazine, first to be edited by an Indian
(b) A weekly English magazine edited by James Hickey from 1780, described as a commercial paper open to all, influenced by none
(c) First English magazine brought out by Raja Rammohun Roy
(d) A weekly magazine, edited by James Hickey from 1780 in English
► (b) A weekly English magazine edited by James Hickey from 1780, described as a commercial paper open to all, influenced by none

26. Which of the following statements does not support the view of some historians that Print Culture was the basis for the French Revolution?
(a) Print culture led to the spread of ideas of enlightened thinkers and encouraged questioning, critical reasoning and rule of reason rather than tradition
(b) It led to a public culture of debate, discussion, new ideas of social revolution
(c) Print did not directly shape the people’s minds but opened up the possibility of thinking differently
(d) It aroused hostility against monarchy, its mentality and mocked it
► (c) Print did not directly shape the people’s minds but opened up the possibility of thinking differently

27. The contribution of Grimm Brothers of Germany to children’s literature was :
(a) Publishing stories for them
(b) Spending years on compiling traditional folktales gathered from peasants, editing and publishing them as a collection in 1812
(c) Having a new shape to rural folktales
(d) All the above
► (b) Spending years on compiling traditional folktales gathered from peasants, editing and publishing them as a collection in 1812

28. Who wrote about the injustices of the caste system in ‘Gulamgiri’?
(a) Raja Rammohan Roy
(b) Jyotiba Phule
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Bankim Chandra
► (b) Jyotiba Phule

29. The book, ‘Chote Aur Bade Ka Sawal’ talked about
(a) the link between caste and class exploitation
(b) the injustices of the caste system
(c) restrictions on the vernacular press
(d) ill treatment of widows
► (a) the link between caste and class exploitation

30. The printing press was first introduced in India by which one of the following?
(a) East India Company officials
(b) Indian reformers
(c) Protuguese missionaries
(d) Arabic traders
► (c) Protuguese missionaries

31. Which one among the following is an ancient name of Tokyo?
(a) Osaka
(b) Nagano
(c) Edo
(d) Gifu
► (c) Edo

32. Which of the following is the correct meaning of ‘Biliotheque Bleue’?
(a) An author
(b) Low price small books
(c) Monuments
(d) None of these
► (b) Low price small books

33. What were low priced small books printed on poor quality paper and bound in cheap blue covers called in France?
(a) Chapbooks
(b) Almanacs
(c) Bibliotheque Bleue
(d) Ballads
► (c) Bibliotheque Bleue

34. Which religious reformer was responsible for the Protestant Reformation?
(a) Martin Luther
(b) George Elliot
(c) Maxim Gorky
(d) Martin Luther King
► (a) Martin Luther

35. Which of the following books reflects the plight of the ‘lower castes’ and poor in India?
(a) Gulamagiri
(b) Chhote Aur Bade Ka Sawal
(c) Sachchi Kavitayen
(d) All the above
► (d) All the above

36. Which of the following is an Enlightened thinker whose writings are said to have created conditions for a revolution in France?
(a) Louise Sebastian Mercier
(b) Rousseau
(c) Mennochio
(d) Gutenberg
► (b) Rousseau

37. The Vernacular Press Act of 1878 was modelled on:
(a) Irish Press Laws
(b) American Press Laws
(c) Chinese Press Laws
(d) German Press Laws
► (a) Irish Press Laws

38. Choose the name of the oldest printed book of Japan.
(a) Diamond Sutra
(b) Bible
(c) Ukiyo
(d) Koran
► (a) Diamond Sutra

39. “Printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one.” Who spoke these words?
(a) Johann Gutenberg
(b) New Comen
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Martin Luther
► (d) Martin Luther

40. Which one of the following statements is true?
(a) A children press, devoted to literature for children alone, was set up in France in 1757
(b) Penny magazines were especially meant for men
(c) Lending libraries had been in existence from the seventeenth century
(d) None of the above
► (c) Lending libraries had been in existence from the seventeenth century

41. In which among the following countries was the earliest kind of print technology developed?
(a) India
(b) England
(c) France
(d) China
► (d) China

42. Who started to edit the Bengal Gazette weekly in 1780.
(a) James Augustus Hickey
(b) Richard M Hoe
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) None of the above
► (a) James Augustus Hickey

43. Which one among the following is an autobiography of Rashsundari Devi?
(a) Amar Jiban
(b) Amar Jyoti
(c) Amar Jawan
(d) Amar Zindagi
► (a) Amar Jiban

44. Who among the following did not write about the caste system?
(a) E. V.. Ramaswamy Naicker
(b) Ram Chaddha
(c) B. R. Ambedkar
(d) Jyotiba Phule
► (b) Ram Chaddha

45. The first weekly paper published in India was
(a) Bombay Samachar
(b) Bengal Gazette
(c) Shamsul Akbar
(d) Samachar Chandika
► (b) Bengal Gazette

46. Who wrote her autobiography ‘Amar Jiban’ published in 1876?
(a) Tara Bai Shinde
(b) Rash Sundari Devi
(c) Pandita Rama Bai
(d) Kailashbashini Devi
► (b) Rash Sundari Devi

47. Lending libraries came into existence in the:
(a) 17th Century
(b) 18th Century
(c) 19th Century
(d) 20th Century
► (c) 19th Century

48. Who among the following was not a women novelist?
(a) Jane Austen
(b) Bront’e Sisters
(c) George Eliot
(d) None of the above
► (d) None of the above
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