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Indesign Terminology Quiz

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A small quiz designed to test your knowledge of common terms and definitions used when working in Adobe InDesign CS3.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the term layer mean?
    • A. 

      A layer is the digital equivalent of transparent sheets of film that are stacked on top of each other

    • B. 

      A layer is the outside of an object that can be selected by holding down Shift while clicking

    • C. 

      A layer is a preference that can be changed in InDesign

    • D. 

      A layer is the amount of color that is applied to an object located inside of your document

  • 2. 
    What does CMYK stand for?
    • A. 

      Coral Magenta Yellow Kerning

    • B. 

      Cyan Magenta Yellow Kryan

    • C. 

      Cyan Maroon Yellow Black

    • D. 

      Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

  • 3. 
    What does the term gutter mean in printing?
    • A. 

      The space around your document

    • B. 

      The space between columns

    • C. 

      The space left blank at the bottom for print instructions

    • D. 

      The space to the left of your screen where the toolbar is located

  • 4. 
    What's the difference between kerning and tracking?
    • A. 

      Kerning adjusts the space between more than two characters and tracking adjusts the space between only two characters

    • B. 

      Kerning provides space above your paragraph and tracking provides space below the paragraph

    • C. 

      Kerning adjusts the space between two characters and tracking adjusts the space between more than two characters

    • D. 

      Kerning deals with serif fonts, tracking is used for sans serif

  • 5. 
    What does the term bleed mean?
    • A. 

      Text or art that extends beyond the trim page boundaries

    • B. 

      The color of overlapping images on your document

    • C. 

      The area between columns of text

    • D. 

      The space between paragraphs in text

  • 6. 
    What is a stroke?
    • A. 

      The area around your document board

    • B. 

      The technical name for color swatches

    • C. 

      The outline of a path, image or character

    • D. 

      The point at which a gradient fill changes from one color to the next

  • 7. 
    What does the term slug refer to?
    • A. 

      The outside margin of your document that allows for graphics to be printed all the way to the edge

    • B. 

      The area inside of an object that is currently selected in your document

    • C. 

      The space between columns of text in your document

    • D. 

      Extra area outside of your document, usually on the bottom, that contains information about your document

  • 8. 
    What do the terms child and parent mean when working with master pages?
    • A. 

      A child master page is used for specifying text elements and parent is used for graphics only

    • B. 

      A child master page is based off of a parent page and will change based on the settings of the parent

    • C. 

      A child master page is a term used for the pages at the end of your document and parent is used for pages at the beginning

    • D. 

      A child master page contains only elements used for children's books while the parent master contains all other information

  • 9. 
    What does the term spread mean?
    • A. 

      A set of pages that the reader sees all at once

    • B. 

      The chronological order that appears in text books

    • C. 

      The distance between objects in your document

    • D. 

      A term for enlarging objects along a horizontal axis

  • 10. 
    What does the term object mean?
    • A. 

      An object can only be a vector shape

    • B. 

      An object can only be a text box

    • C. 

      An object can only be a placed graphic

    • D. 

      An object is anything independent of a page