Johannes Gutenberg: Inventions, Facts & Accomplishments Video


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Why was Gutenberg's printing press important?

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1. Where was Johannes Gutenberg born?

2. Why was Gutenberg's movable type printing press a revolution in print technology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Johannes Gutenberg was a blacksmith and inventor, best known for his creation of the moveable type printing press in 1439. The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you more about his inventions and quiz you on the significance of the printing press.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Why Gutenberg's printing press was important
  • Where he was born
  • Whether or not the printing press helped lower class Europeans gain access to print material
  • If Gutenberg achieved fame for his invention

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the invention and importance of the printing press in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Johannes Gutenberg's inventions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the printing press was received and how it helped lower class citizens gain access to print material

Additional Learning

To learn more about the creation of the moveable type printing press, review the corresponding lesson on Johannes Gutenberg's inventions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores who Johannes Gutenberg was
  • Provides his biographical information and life in the 15th century
  • Discusses the importance of the moveable type printing press