On a separate sheet, answer these questions:

1. From which civilization did printers borrow the process of “block printing”?

2. Why was that printing process difficult?

3. What experiences did Gutenberg have that made him the “right man” for the task?

4. Instead of creating whole pages of texts, what did he form instead?

5. Why was Gutenberg’s process less costly than block printing?

6. What did he do after he spent a great deal of his own money on the project?

7. Before the printing press, who were the only people who could afford a copy of the Bible?

8. Why did Gutenberg and his partners decide to use the Bible as the first book to be copied?

9. How did their process spread throughout Europe?

10. What was the major result of the invention of the printing press?