Manuscript Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. The word Cuneiform is derived from Latin words
    • A. 

      "wedge" and "shape"

    • B. 

      "cone" and "reed"

    • C. 

      "stamp" and "clay"

    • D. 

      "wedge" and "stamp"

  • 2. 
    2. The advantages of cuneiform are
    • A. 

      They weren't easy to alter

    • B. 

      Mud is plentiful

    • C. 

      They were easy to transport

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 3. 
    3. Papyrus was used in Egypt because
    • A. 

      It was easy to grow in hot dry climates with seasonal flooding

    • B. 

      It was also a source of food

    • C. 

      Egyptian cartographers appreciated its versatility as a mat.

    • D. 

      The scrolls absorb ink readily

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 4. 
    4. Paper was invented in the Middle East in the
    • A. 

      11th century

    • B. 

      12th century

    • C. 

      13th century

    • D. 

      14th century

  • 5. 
    5. A codex had two major advantages
    • A. 

      The hard outer covering protected the internal pages

    • B. 

      The scrolls were protected in hollow tubes

    • C. 

      One could browse through a codex

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 6. 
    6. Unlike scrolls, there was an artistic bonus to the codex which allowed
    • A. 

      Monks to decorate the surfaces with gold and jewels

    • B. 

      The authors to add pages with illustrations

    • C. 

      Easy cross-referencing to passages

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    7. Europeans found the equivalent to papyrus in
    • A. 

      A cold-climate plant like papyrus which could be ground into a paper substance

    • B. 

      Ground up soy and corn plants

    • C. 

      Cows, sheep, and goats

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    8. The process by which the substance was prepared was
    • A. 

      Seven steps

    • B. 

      Eight steps

    • C. 

      Nine steps

    • D. 

      Ten steps

  • 9. 
    9. A skin that is folded two times is called a
    • A. 

      Folio

    • B. 

      Quarto

    • C. 

      Octavo

    • D. 

      Duodecimo

  • 10. 
    10. The pages in medieval manuscripts are referred to as
    • A. 

      Leaves

    • B. 

      Quires

    • C. 

      Versos

    • D. 

      Rectos

  • 11. 
    11. How many sheep did it take to create a larger Bible?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      1500

  • 12. 
    12. "Parchment" and "Vellum" are
    • A. 

      Are the same thing

    • B. 

      Are hard to disinguish

    • C. 

      "parchment" is from goats, and "vellum" is from calf, lamb or kid

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 13. 
    13. Ink in Europe came from
    • A. 

      Squid

    • B. 

      Ground coal

    • C. 

      Blood

    • D. 

      Disgusting seepage from larval parasites in oak trees

  • 14. 
    14. Pens were made from
    • A. 

      Fish bones

    • B. 

      Finger bones

    • C. 

      Goose quills

    • D. 

      Sticks

  • 15. 
    15. Gold added to manuscripts is called
    • A. 

      Very expensive

    • B. 

      Illumination

    • C. 

      Rubrication

    • D. 

      Initializing

  • 16. 
    16. Inhabited initials included
    • A. 

      Animals

    • B. 

      People

    • C. 

      Authors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    17. Margins were left open on Medieval manuscripts because
    • A. 

      the pages might need to be re-cut in the future

    • B. 

      For marginalia

    • C. 

      For vine-work

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    18. "incipit" and "Explicit" were for
    • A. 

      Beginnings and endings of sections

    • B. 

      Beginnings and endings of quartos

    • C. 

      The top and the bottom of the codex

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    19. The room in the abbey where the monks copied books were called
    • A. 

      Scriptorium

    • B. 

      Necropolis

    • C. 

      Reliquary

    • D. 

      Apse

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