Principle Of Printing Processes

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Printing Quizzes & Trivia

The basic printing principles and history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following technologies was essential for the development of printing?
    • A. 

      Written language

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Ink

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The first Roman type font was created by...
    • A. 

      Johanas Gutenberg

    • B. 

      William Caxton

    • C. 

      Nicholas Jenson

    • D. 

      Aldus Manutius

  • 3. 
    Codex is Latin for...
    • A. 

      Scroll

    • B. 

      Tablet

    • C. 

      Book

    • D. 

      Scribe

  • 4. 
    In addition to movable type, what was Gutenbergs's other great technological breakthrough?
    • A. 

      Developing paper from wood pulp

    • B. 

      Inventing the wine press

    • C. 

      Developing an oil based ink

    • D. 

      Inventing the bound book

  • 5. 
    Papyrus was developed by:
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      Greeks

    • D. 

      Japanese

  • 6. 
    Parchment is made from:
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Bamboo

    • D. 

      Cotton

  • 7. 
    In what year is Gutenberg credited with "inventing" movable type?
    • A. 

      1490

    • B. 

      1440

    • C. 

      1400

    • D. 

      1470

  • 8. 
    The font that Gutenberg used in printing his bibles was considered:
    • A. 

      Gothic

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Italic

    • D. 

      San serif

  • 9. 
    The press in the New World was established in:
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Massachusettes

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 10. 
    Gutenberg used what as a basis for his printing press?
    • A. 

      A wine press

    • B. 

      A press used to mint coins

    • C. 

      A machine used to press clothes

    • D. 

      A paper making press

  • 11. 
    A possible reason printing did not develop in China was...
    • A. 

      Government restrictions of printing

    • B. 

      Late developement of ink

    • C. 

      Lack of paper

    • D. 

      Lack of a simplified alphabet

  • 12. 
    What was the name of the printing process that Gutenberg used?
    • A. 

      Gravure

    • B. 

      Lithography

    • C. 

      Letterpress

    • D. 

      Flexography

  • 13. 
    One of the first hot lead typesetters was manufactured by...
    • A. 

      Chester Carlson

    • B. 

      Eastman Kodak

    • C. 

      Linotype

    • D. 

      Portotype

  • 14. 
    The mold that hot metal is poured into to create relief type is called a...
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Cast

    • D. 

      Reverse

  • 15. 
    The most famous of Benjamin Franklin's publications was:
    • A. 

      Poor Richards Almanac

    • B. 

      The Common Book of Prayer

    • C. 

      The Plymouth Times

    • D. 

      The Freeman's Oath

  • 16. 
    A printing press cannot directly print photographs because photographs are:
    • A. 

      Halftone

    • B. 

      Continuous Tone

    • C. 

      Wood cuts

    • D. 

      Dot patterns

  • 17. 
    In the Pocket Pal Letterpress is described as a __________ process.
    • A. 

      Halftone

    • B. 

      Intaglio

    • C. 

      Planographic

    • D. 

      Relief

  • 18. 
    In the Pocket Pal, "a complete assortment of any one size and style of type containing all the characters and symbols" is called a...
    • A. 

      Glyph

    • B. 

      Font

    • C. 

      Case

    • D. 

      Collection