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Question 1: With the help particularly of ________, a skilled and ingenious mechanic, an improved version of the Robert original was installed at Frogmore, Hertfordshire, in 1803, followed by another in 1804.
William Allen (Quaker)Joseph HuddartBryan DonkinRobert Brown (botanist)

Question 2: The technology was first transferred to ________ in 604 and then imported to Japan by Buddhist priests, around 610, where fibres (called bast) from the mulberry tree were used.
GoguryeoBuyeo kingdomGojoseonBalhae

Question 3: 5,700 to 5,200 years before present) with the use of papyrus as a medium for written records, a considerable advance over the technique employed by the ________ of writing on clay tablets.
Akkadian EmpireSumerAssyriaBabylonia

Question 4: The light material of ________ was sometimes used, but was normally too expensive to consider.
SilkSpandexLinenKente cloth

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  The world's earliest known printed book (using woodblock printing), the Diamond Sutra of 868 CE, shows the widespread availability and practicality of paper in China.
  A copy of the Gutenberg Bible, in the U.S. Library of Congress
  The Bencao on traditional Chinese medicine; printed with woodblock in 1249, Song Dynasty
  Five gigantic steps in ancient Chinese papermaking, outlined by Cai Lun in 105 AD.

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Hemp wrapping paper, China, circa 100 BC
  The Nuremberg paper mill, the building complex at the lower right corner, in 1493. Due to their noise and smell, papermills were required by medieval law to be erected outside of the city perimeter.
  A copy of the Gutenberg Bible, in the U.S. Library of Congress
  The Nuremberg paper mill, the building complex at the lower right corner, in 1493. Due to their noise and smell, papermills were required by medieval law to be erected outside of the city perimeter.

Question 7: By the end of the 19th-century almost all printers in the ________ were using wood in lieu of rags to make paper.
TurkeyWestern worldEuropeWestern culture

Question 8: Didot sent his brother-in-law, John Gamble, to meet Sealy and Henry Fourdrinier, stationers of ________, who agreed to finance the project.
StockholmBerlinMoscowLondon

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The Nuremberg paper mill, the building complex at the lower right corner, in 1493. Due to their noise and smell, papermills were required by medieval law to be erected outside of the city perimeter.
  A copy of the Gutenberg Bible, in the U.S. Library of Congress
  Hemp wrapping paper, China, circa 100 BC
  Hemp wrapping paper, China, circa 100 BC

Question 10: The word paper derives from the Greek term for the ancient Egyptian writing material called ________, which was formed from beaten strips of papyrus plants.
Ancient EgyptCodexPapyrusOxyrhynchus Papyri







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