Chapter 1 Class 7 History - The Medieval World

Which type of people collected manuscripts?

A. Poor people

B. Wealthy people

C. Local people

D. None of the above 



Answer by Student

So, the correct answer is (B): Wealthy people

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options

  • Option (A) Poor people - Poor people did not collect manuscripts because they could not afford them. Manuscripts were expensive and rare, as they were written by hand on materials like palm leaves, birch bark, cloth, paper, etc. Poor people also did not have access to libraries or archives where manuscripts were stored.This is incorrect .

  • Option (B) Wealthy people - Wealthy people did collect manuscripts because they had the money and the interest to buy them. They also patronized the writers, artists, and scribes who produced them. Wealthy people collected manuscripts for various reasons, such as learning, entertainment, devotion, prestige, etc. However, they were not the only type of people who collected manuscripts.This is correct .

  • Option (C) Local people -Local people did not collect manuscripts because they did not have the means or the motive to do so. Manuscripts were not widely available or accessible to the common people. They were also written in languages and scripts that most local people could not read or understand. Local people also did not have the space or the facilities to preserve manuscripts.  This is incorrect

Thus, option (B) is correct .

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