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English Alphabet Quiz

Tests material covered on EnglishClub's English Alphabet page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. An alphabet is a set of written symbols. These symbols are called

words
letters
fonts
a) words b) letters c) fonts

2. These symbols represent the basic _______ used when speaking the language.

sounds
letters
voices
a) sounds b) letters c) voices

3. The word "alphabet" comes from alpha and beta, the first two letters of the _______ alphabet.

Greek
Latin
Arabic
a) Greek b) Latin c) Arabic

4. How many letters does the English alphabet have?

24
25
26
a) 24 b) 25 c) 26

5. English letters can be written as either small letters or _______ letters.

block
capital
lower-case
a) block b) capital c) lower-case

6. Before printing a written text, you must choose a letter design or style. A full set of letter designs is called

a font
a character
a case
a) a font b) a character c) a case

7. Any font that's meant to look similar to handwriting can be called a _______ font.

fixed-width
sans-serif
cursive
a) fixed-width b) sans-serif c) cursive

8. What do font designers call a small decorative line or stroke at the end of a larger line or stroke?

a serif
a projection
a decoration
a) a serif b) a projection c) a decoration

9. Any font without serifs, such as Arial and Helvetica, is classed as a _______ font.

non-serif
sans-serif
circum-serif
a) non-serif b) sans-serif c) circum-serif

10. If the words sun, moon and stars are listed in alphabetical order, which comes in the middle?

sun
moon
stars
a) sun b) moon c) stars

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