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1. Which of the following best describes the context of the time in which the events discussed by Platts occurred?
(A) People were fascinated by new technology and eager to understand how it worked.
(B) Peopleweremostlyinterestedinworksofliteratureandphilosophy written by Cicero, Aristotle, and other classical authors.
(C) People assumed that forces more powerful than humans caused events that seemed impossible.
(D) People feared that the printing press would make more books available to scholars, leading to a return of scholasticism.
2. As shown by the shifts in prices Fust charged for copies of the Bible, the changing cost of printing a book contributed to which of the following developments in Europe?
(A) The demand for copies of the Bible increased so much that more people studied it as a work of literature than as a religious text.
(B) Thedemandfornon-religiousbooksincreasedsomuchthatpeople became less committed to their faith.
(C) The demand for books in Latin increased so much that cultures became more similar throughout Europe.
(D) The demand for books in vernacular language increased so much that national cultures became more distinct from each other.
3. According to Eisenstein, one limit on the value of the early reactions to printed books as a source is that most reactions were written by
(A) scribes who made their living copying books
(B) peoplewithaninterestinsellingprintedbooks
(C) religious leaders who wanted to spread Christianity (D) printers who had been threatened by mobs
Answer all parts of the question that follows.
1. a)
Describe ONE way in which the printing press influenced the spread of ideas in Europe from 1450 to 1550.
b) Describe ONE way the printing press influenced religion in Europe in the period from 1450 to 1550.
Using a specific example from the period 1450 to 1550, explain ONE way the printing press influenced language in Europe.

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