What Is Typography Quiz?

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Typography Quizzes & Trivia

Typography is the style and appearance of printed matter and technique of arranging type to make written language legible. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was Gutenburg's accomplishment?
  • 2. 
    Describe C.R.A.P. What each one is and what it means.
  • 3. 
    ________ is the typeface Gutenberg used to print his bibles.
  • 4. 
    ________ invented moveable type.
  • 5. 
    Heat-hardened _____ were used to create characters for moveable type.
  • 6. 
    _____________ is the oldest known printed book.
  • 7. 
    The Diamond Sutra is a collection of ________ teachings and was a _____________________ printed with writing from ______ blocks.
  • 8. 
    In Korea, an unknown inventor developed sperate __________________ characters that were used for printing almost 80 years before Gutenberg's book.
  • 9. 
    The first known work printed with moveable type was titled _____, another book of ____________ and was not ______.
  • 10. 
    Gutenberg's formula for ink produced a think, tacky ball that could be ________.
  • 11. 
    __________ long used papyrus before Gutenberg.
  • 12. 
    Although it was vastly more expensive, Gutenberg preferred the use of _________ as a printing substrate. He was not the first to use ____________.
  • 13. 
    ________ is the name for the highest-quality material made from ______ of young or stillborn calves, goats, or sheep.
  • 14. 
    Because inks are better preserved on the surface of vellum, it was used for the most ____________ and is the paper that the _____ was printed on.
  • 15. 
    Gutenberg had to maintain _________ to supply animal skins for his copies.
  • 16. 
    More than any other invention, the printing press signaled an end to _______ that followed the collapse of the __________ and the beginning of _________.
  • 17. 
    The Gutenberg bible not only showed the world the potential of the print medium, it also signaled the start of __________ - the reproduction of ________ through a _____________ process.
  • 18. 
    Typography, as exemplified in Gutenberg's work, put printed _____ on an equal ____________ with ____________ words.
  • 19. 
    Typography reminds us that words are ________ with ______ and ________ qualities as important as any ___________.
  • 20. 
    Because words are so important in communicative messages, the ______ those words are presented form a vital link between __________ and ____________.
  • 21. 
    Study of typography is vital for communications students because poort typographical use in print and screen media is often an indication of _____________.
  • 22. 
    Not being aware of the many typographical choices available to a designer is like only watching for the _______ of a motion picture - ___________.
  • 23. 
    Typography is to __________ as __________ are to ___________.
  • 24. 
    Different ______ may convey the same literal message, but the ________ on viewers is quite different depending on the typeface selection. 
  • 25. 
    Although the art of typography officially began with the first edition of Gutenberg's Bible, typography is linked directly to the history of  ________. Writing has transitioned from ________ to _________ and then __________.
  • 26. 
    Early humans began to preserve images of animals by drawing or carving ______ on the walls of caves.
  • 27. 
    Paintings and petroglyphs were a realization by early humans that they could make their thoughts _______ by __________.
  • 28. 
    _________ are pictures that stand for objects, plants, or animals and are easily understood.
  • 29. 
    _________ are images that represent abstract ideas and some remain a mystery. 
  • 30. 
    In the ________ and _________ in ____________ early artists mixed charcoal or colors from the soil with animal fat or their own saliva. They spread these paints with their fingers, spit them from their mouth, or used ________ brushes to produce paintings of animals with remarkable clarity and artistry. 
  • 31. 
    The _______ initiated the _________ when they mixed copper with tin for stronger tools and weapons, and invented the first system of _________.
  • 32. 
    The form of crude pictographic text arranged in _____________. The pictures describes the _________ lives of the people and reported the number of ________, _________, and _______ that people possessed. 
  • 33. 
    Scribes used a sharp-edged tool to make impressions in damp clay tablets that they later dried in the sun pr in kilns. This writing style is called _________, Latin for __________ and required lots of schooling because there were hundred of characters to learn.
  • 34. 
    One of the oldest written stories is ______________. In 12 tablets using _________ told of a devastating ________.
  • 35. 
    ______ remained the chief written language of the civilization until the Romans conquered the area. 
  • 36. 
    Greek words hieros for ____ and gluphein for _______. This writing of the gods reveals that the Egyptians were much more sensitive to the pictorial qualities of the writing than the ________.
  • 37. 
    Hieroglyphic writing was divided into two forms: ________ (familiar style of writing and was used for official business, religious documents, and the pyramids) and __________ ( more popular for everyday types of writing because it was less illustrative)
  • 38. 
    The _________ was named for the color of the rock and helped to translate the _________. _________ published a __________ to enable Egyptologists to learn about the ancient culture.
  • 39. 
    ______ is one of the most complicated forms of communication known. 
  • 40. 
    The great society of merchants known as _________ invented the _________ and prospered along the Mediterranean Sea in the are now known as Lebanon, Syria, and Israel.
  • 41. 
    The Egyptians used aout 5,000 symbols for their alphabet, but the Phoenicians only used _______.
  • 42. 
    The _______ changed the five consonants to the vowels a, e, i, o, and u and added _____________ for a total of 24 characters. They also introduced ________ and ________ letters. Capitals were reserved for writing on ________, while lowercase letters were used on _________.
  • 43. 
    The ________ added the letter _, _, and later _ to complete the alphabet. 
  • 44. 
    Like the Greeks, Romans used uppercase letters (usually painted in red) on _______ and lowercase on papyrus. 
  • 45. 
    Aldous ______ was known for promoting _______ type. He used it to ________, it allowed pages to be filled with more characters, thus using less paper. 
  • 46. 
    _________ is when ___ and ____ don't mix. This allowed photographs and type to be printed during the same press. 
  • 47. 
    In _____, Apple introduced it's ________ with on-screen controls for the production of words and graphics on the same system. In ___, Apple produced the inexpensive _____________ and the desktop computer revolution officially started. 
  • 48. 
    Blackletter is also known as ___, _____, _____, ______, or ______.
  • 49. 
    The _______ typeface category is highly ornate and decorative.  
  • 50. 
    _______ is associated with traditional, conservative, religious, or German content. ______ are often set in this typeface to communicate to readers that the publication had traditional values and was long established. 
  • 51. 
    ___ typeface is the most commonly used of the categories. Body copy in books, magazines, and newspapers use ______ because it is _____ to readers and exceedingly ______.
  • 52. 
    The three forms of Roman are _____, _______, and ______.
  • 53. 
    _______ is sometimes referred to as novelty or display type while ______ was designed to mimic handwriting.
  • 54. 
    Type is measure in ______.
  • 55. 
    ________ is the space between individual letters, while ____ is the space between letters of a whole line of type. 
  • 56. 
    _______ is the space between columns, while ________ is the space between pages of a book or magazine. 
  • 57. 
    The general rule is to not use different  ___________ from the same  ________ in the same  ____________.
  • 58. 
    Selecting two typefaces in a design creates ________.
  • 59. 
    ______ are the parts of letters that are taller than the x-height while _______ go below the _______. 
  • 60. 
    The _______ is the height of the main body of the lowercase letters. 
  • 61. 
    _____ points = 1 pica _____ picas = 1 inch _____ points = 1 inch 3 picas, 4 points is written _____
  • 62. 
    The word typography means _____________.
  • 63. 
    The three categories of square serif are _______, __________, and _________.