The Ultimate Typography Quiz!

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The Ultimate Typography Quiz!

One line definition of Typography, it is a technique of arranging the written text in an appealing manner with the use of visual styles and art. Now, this quiz features 20 essential questions that you must answer in order to call yourself a master typographer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a typeface?
    • A. 

      The production of typefaces.

    • B. 

      The overall design of type characters.

    • C. 

      The technique of arranging typefaces.

  • 2. 
    What is typography?
    • A. 

      The adjustment of space between groups of letters.

    • B. 

      A common design with a with a set of weights and style.

    • C. 

      The technique of arranging typefaces.

  • 3. 
    What is kerning?
    • A. 

      The adjustment of space between groups of letters.

    • B. 

      The adjustment of space between adjacent type characters to optimise their appearance.

    • C. 

      Measurement of type size; distance from the highest ascender to the bottom of a descender.

  • 4. 
    What is tracking?
    • A. 

      The adjustment of space between groups of letters.

    • B. 

      The adjustment of space between adjacent type characters to optimize their appearance.

    • C. 

      Measurement of type size; distance from the highest ascender to the bottom of a descender.

  • 5. 
    What is point size?
    • A. 

      Measurement of type size; distance from the highest ascender to the bottom of a descender.

    • B. 

      The adjustment of space between groups of letters.

    • C. 

      The adjustment of space between adjacent type characters to optimize their appearance.

  • 6. 
    What is leading?
    • A. 

      The vertical space between lines of type, and affects the readability of text.

    • B. 

      The adjustment of space between groups of letters.

    • C. 

      The adjustment of space between adjacent type characters to optimize their appearance.

  • 7. 
    Name the area indicated by the red arrow.
    • A. 

      Stem

    • B. 

      Bowl

    • C. 

      X-height

  • 8. 
    The name of the invisible line marking the height of a font.
    • A. 

      Ascender line

    • B. 

      Baseline

    • C. 

      X-Height

  • 9. 
    A horizontal or upward sloping stroke.
    • A. 

      Arm

    • B. 

      Leg

    • C. 

      Ear

  • 10. 
    The invisible line where all characters sit.
    • A. 

      X-height

    • B. 

      Baseline

    • C. 

      Crossbar

  • 11. 
    The fully closed, rounded part of a letter.
    • A. 

      Bowl

    • B. 

      Ear

    • C. 

      Tail

  • 12. 
    The height of a capital letter measured from the baseline.
    • A. 

      Stem

    • B. 

      Leg

    • C. 

      Cap height

  • 13. 
    The open space in a fully or partly closed area within a letter.
    • A. 

      Bowl

    • B. 

      Counter

    • C. 

      Ear

  • 14. 
    The horizontal stroke in letters.
    • A. 

      Cross bar

    • B. 

      Ascender

    • C. 

      Arm

  • 15. 
    The part of the letters that extends below the baseline. 
    • A. 

      X-Height

    • B. 

      Counter

    • C. 

      Descender

  • 16. 
    A small stroke extending from the upper-right side of the bowl of lowercase g.
    • A. 

      Ear

    • B. 

      Leg

    • C. 

      Arm

  • 17. 
    A stroke added as a stop to the beginning and end of the main strokes of a character.
    • A. 

      Serif

    • B. 

      Stem

    • C. 

      Tail

  • 18. 
    Vertical, full-length stroke in upright characters.
    • A. 

      Arm

    • B. 

      Stem

    • C. 

      Crossbar

  • 19. 
    A descending stroke, often decorative. 
    • A. 

      Tail

    • B. 

      Descender

    • C. 

      Baseline

  • 20. 
    An upward vertical stroke found on the part of lowercase letters that extends above the typeface’s x-height.
    • A. 

      Descender

    • B. 

      Arm

    • C. 

      Ascender