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Question 1: Despite this proliferation, printing centres soon emerged; thus, one third of the Italian printers published in ________.

Question 2: A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to an ________ surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring an image, typically a text.
InkWritingPenIron gall ink

Question 3: From a single point of origin, ________, printing spread within several decades to over two hundred cities in a dozen European countries.

Question 4: The steam powered rotary printing press, invented in 1843 in the ________ by Richard M. Hoe,[49] allowed millions of copies of a page in a single day.
CanadaUnited StatesAlaskaPhilippines

Question 5: An older hypothesis attributes the invention of mechanical printing to Laurens Janszoon Coster of the ________.

Question 6: [38] The claim relies mainly on the ________ Chronicles of 1499 which cited the view of early printer Ulrich Zell.

Question 7: [25] Considered the most important advance in the history of the book prior to printing itself, the codex had completely replaced the ancient ________ at the onset of the Middle Ages (500 AD).
ParchmentAshkenazi JewsScrollManuscript

Question 8: The printing press was also a factor in the establishment of a community of scientists who could easily communicate their discoveries through the establishment of widely disseminated scholarly journals, helping to bring on the ________.
Scientific methodIsaac NewtonScientific revolutionAristotle

Question 9: [7] By 1500, printing presses in operation throughout ________ had already produced more than twenty million volumes.
Eastern EuropeCentral EuropeWestern EuropeNorthern Europe

Question 10: [7] As early as 1480, there were printers active in 110 different places in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, England, ________ and Poland.
Czech RepublicBohemiaMoraviaPrague


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