The Invention Of Paper

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NJASK style Informational text story about the invention of paper.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Another title for this article could be
    • A. 

      “Paper Around the World.”

    • B. 

      “Chinese Papermaking.”

    • C. 

      “The History of Papermaking.”

    • D. 

      “The Importance of Paper.”

  • 2. 
    Initially, Chinese paper was made from
    • A. 

      Hemp.

    • B. 

      Tree bark.

    • C. 

      Bamboo.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 3. 
    Although archeologists are not positive about exactly when paper was invented, it IS clear that
    • A. 

      Ts’ai Lun invented it.

    • B. 

      It was invented by the Chinese.

    • C. 

      It was invented by Emperor Wu.

    • D. 

      It was invented by someone in the Gansu province.

  • 4. 
    In the last paragraph, format refers to
    • A. 

      Texture and color.

    • B. 

      Structure.

    • C. 

      General shape and size.

    • D. 

      Presentation.

  • 5. 
    Papermaking spread from China across Asia. How did the author organize that information in the article?
    • A. 

      By importance

    • B. 

      Sequentially

    • C. 

      Alphabetically

    • D. 

      By size

  • 6. 
    Who would most likely be interested in this article?
    • A. 

      Artist

    • B. 

      Gardener

    • C. 

      Historian

    • D. 

      Politician

  • 7. 
    How do you think this invention changed the world?
    • A. 

      It caused friction between countries.

    • B. 

      It made record keeping and communication easier.

    • C. 

      It encouraged trade.

    • D. 

      It led to the development of writing.

  • 8. 
    The ability to make paper came to India from
    • A. 

      China.

    • B. 

      Tibet.

    • C. 

      Central Asia and Persia.

    • D. 

      Samarkand.

  • 9. 
    What determined the materials used to make paper?
    • A. 

      The quality of the paper desired

    • B. 

      The desired size of the paper

    • C. 

      Plants available locally

    • D. 

      Imports

  • 10. 
    Why did the author separate this article into three sections?
    • A. 

      Each section addresses a different aspect of papermaking.

    • B. 

      Three sections allow the author to organize the article by topics.

    • C. 

      The sections have subheadings and they help the reader to identify content.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 11. 
    If the knowledge of papermaking had not been brought to Japan in AD 610, which of these statements would probably be true?
    • A. 

      Buddhist teachings would not have spread so rapidly.

    • B. 

      Korea would be the only country with this knowledge.

    • C. 

      Don-cho would be a hero in Korea.

    • D. 

      The Imperial Palace would not have been a center for learning.

  • 12. 
    The Invention of Paper  Open Ended Question The selection describes the "birth of paper making".  • Explain why paper making was revolutionary in China. • Describe how paper was made in China. Use information from the story to support your answer.
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