How the Printing Press Changed the World


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What was problematic about the Roman Catholic Church's power over book production in the Middle Ages?

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1. How was wood block printing an improvement in book production?

2. What is moveable type printing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the impact and legacy of the printing press. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include when the first printing presses appeared in Europe and Gutenberg's contribution to printing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Where the first printing presses appeared
  • When the printing press appeared in Europe
  • Gutenberg's contribution to the world of printing
  • Results of Gutenberg's printing press
  • Social revolutions that can be attributed to the printing press

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the printing press in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact of the printing press
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of the printing press

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development and implications of the printing press, review the corresponding lesson on the Impacts of the Printing Press. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the state of literacy in Medieval Europe
  • Discuss the limits of writing
  • Learn about the advent of block printing
  • Discuss Gutenberg's moveable type printing press
  • Explore the historical implications of the printing press