Typing Signs and Writing Symbols Quiz

Tests material covered on EnglishClub's Typing Signs and Writing Symbols page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. What does the ampersand stand for in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "R&B song"?

a) or b) and c) to

2. The bullet symbol • is used before each item in

a list
an index
a dictionary
a) a list b) an index c) a dictionary

3. What does © stand for in ©1997-2019 EnglishClub.com?

a) created b) copyright c) corporation

4. What do we call the * symbol?

a star sign
a degree sign
an asterisk
a) a star sign b) a degree sign c) an asterisk

5. What does @ stand for in an email address?

a) attention b) address c) at

6. Which looks similar to a double quotation mark?

a ditto mark
a dagger
a degree sign
a) a ditto mark b) a dagger c) a degree sign

7. We can use an asterisk to point readers to a _______ at the bottom of the page.

full stop
a) full stop b) summary c) footnote

8. The symbol # in social media hashtags like #MeToo is called the

number or pound sign
dollar or cent sign
flash or tag sign
a) number or pound sign b) dollar or cent sign c) flash or tag sign

9. Which sign can mean "about" or "around" or "approximately"?

a) ~ b) ^ c) %

10. Which is the percent sign?

a) ^ b) % c) ~

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.