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Which option best describes how the printing press transformed European society?

Prior to the printing press, the Church of England did not allow peasants to learn to read.
Prior to the printing press, the Orthodox Church recited Luther’s “95 Theses” aloud to peasants.
Prior to the printing press, the Catholic Church hand-copied texts and disseminated them to peasants.
Prior to the printing press, knowledge was reserved primarily for nobles and clergy.

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  1. shut up Ms. Sue

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  2. OMG ITS B!

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  3. haha 2020 be da worst

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  4. Actually, I don't think any of those potential answers is correct.

    A is incorrect because the Church of England was established in 1534, well after the invention of the printing press (c. 1440). In addition, even though peasants weren't forbidden to learn to read, very few (if any) had the leisure to learn. They were too busy feeding and sheltering their families.

    B is incorrect because the Orthodox Church is not same as the Roman Catholic Church. Plus, it was centered in Constantinople, not in England or Germany.

    C is incorrect because the texts were disseminated to literate people in the church and among the nobles, not the peasants.

    D is incorrect because there were no laws or rules ("knowledge was reserved") preventing peasants from learning to read and having texts. See A above.

    The closest one is D -- but only if you take the "knowledge was reserved" idea very broadly. But still, there were no laws preventing ...

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  5. This website is hilarious and I am starting to see why people don't like Ms. Sue. When she said OOPS! I thought she was going to help ¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

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  6. Oh ok is it D? I'm pretty sure that peasants weren't allowed to get educations and read right?

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  7. I believe the answer is D.

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  8. This place is so weird sometimes lol

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  9. ms.sue be pressed all the time for no reason

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  10. Well you won't be seeing her anymore. She has sadly passed away.

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  11. haha cali lol wut?

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  12. so is the anwer

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  13. What is the answer???

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  14. The answer would be "Prior to the printing press, knowledge was reserved primarily for nobles and clergy."

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  15. just got it wrong. it is NOT "Prior to the printing press, the Orthodox Church recited Luther’s “95 Theses” aloud to peasants"

    the right answer is PROBABLY what anom said above me^^

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  16. coming live from 2022

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  17. Yo anyone from 2023 here, and if so what's the future like?

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  18. It’s d

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  19. fr fr I thought she was gonna be like my bad that's my fault so here's the answer but nope she said Your own your own.

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  20. so D right? this is confusing

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