Gutenberg

Reading Comprehension Quiz

Answer the Short Response Questions?
Yes    No
Enter your first and last name to get credit.
Your name will be printed on your score sheet.

Continue

Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which best describes the structure of the text in paragraph TWO?
Chronological order
Compare and contrast
Problem and solution
Spatial order
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which expresses the correct order of events?
Gutenberg was born in Mainz, invested in mirrors, and then became a goldsmith.
Gutenberg studied goldsmithing, invented the printing press, and then lost his shop.
Gutenberg went to college, revealed his press, and then invested in shiny mirrors.
Gutenberg created the printing press, printed the bible, and then invented the metal mirror.
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which best explains why Gutenberg's plan to sell mirrors failed?
Flooding delayed the event for an entire year.
Newly invented glass mirrors rendered his metal mirrors obsolete.
The investors demanded their money early.
The mirrors were less popular than he had expected.
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which is Gutenberg credited with inventing?
The printing press with movable type
Written language
Scientific inquiry
Reflective mirrors
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which is NOT listed in the text as a movement to which Gutenberg's idea contributed?
The Scientific Revolution
The Age of Enlightenment
The Great Schism
The Renaissance
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which conclusion is best supported by evidence from the text?
Gutenberg's idea didn't catch on in his lifetime, but it grew very popular after his death.
Gutenberg's idea was a tremendous success that made him incredibly wealthy.
Gutenberg's idea did not catch on right away but it made him incredibly rich over time.
Gutenberg's idea did not make him rich but it spread very quickly.
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which best explains why most people were illiterate during Gutenberg's time?
Emperor Charlemagne made reading and writing illegal for common people.
The public school system had not yet been created.
Writing had not yet been invented.
Books were rare and very expensive.
Submit
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer.
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which best expresses the author's purpose in writing this text?
To provide biographical information about Johannes Gutenberg
To persuade people to read and write more
To describe what life was like during the Middle Ages
To chart the spread of printing technologies across Europe
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which best explains why so few of Gutenberg's bibles were sold to private individuals?
Gutenberg's investors forbade him from selling the bibles to private individuals.
Gutenberg's Bible was pretty expensive and most people couldn't read.
Gutenberg wanted to use his talents to help churches and universities.
Most Europeans were not religious and did not care about the bible.
Submit
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
Submit
Gutenberg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which of the following titles best expresses the main idea of this text?
Investing Wisely: Turning Your Good Ideas into Money
The City of Mainz: Life in Medieval Germany
How to Make Books Using the Gutenberg Method
Gutenberg: A Man Who Changed the World
Submit
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
Submit

Results

Gutenberg

Questions Wrong:
Average Right:
Time Spent:
Read the Text