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Manuscript History And Trivia

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Manuscript History And Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Books always looked like what they are today. Many pages bound in a harder cover
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    The parchment was goat/sheep/calf skin, specially prepared to be written on
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    The manuscript books were expensive and were ordered for people in high places (bishops, cardinals, princes etc)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    The scibe (monk who made the book) made the codex from the beginning to the end. Preparing the parchment, drawing the lines, writing, illustrating, making initials and finally binding.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    The first scribe's pens were made of goose feathers
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    The  scribe's job was easy and relaxing in his own room in peace and quiet.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    The medieval scribe finished ....... pages a day.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Ten

  • 8. 
    In the last page of the manuscript, the "colofon", the scribe thanked God for finishing the painful task.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    The manusripts reigned for about 1000 years
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Illunimated manuscripts are the books with wonderful drawnings in golden background.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No