Manuscript History Quiz: Trivia!

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Manuscript History Quiz: Trivia!

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 scribe (the 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. 
    On the last page of the manuscript, the "colophon", the scribe thanked God for finishing the painful task.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Illuminated manuscripts are books with wonderful drawings in the golden background.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No