Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

Kanyoo reed thiss? If you can, you may be a master of phonology, the sounds associated with words and speech. Can you tell the difference between what someone says, and what he means? If so, you have some skills with semantics, understanding the meaning of words. Do you know when to use there, their, or they’re? Congratulations – you have a grasp of syntax, the grammar that underpins our language.

Literacy is explained commonly as the ability to read and write, but these seemingly simple skills work together with fundamental skills like phonology, semantics, syntax, and more to allow us to communicate effectively with one another. If you’re interested in knowing more about how we process text, or how the meaning of literacy may come to mean something new in the information, take our literacy quiz to find out more about this fascinating subject!

Technology Literacy Assessment for all 8th graders in St. Clair County.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 1452   |  Last updated: Aug 9, 2017
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    How do you know if you can open a certain type of file on your computer?

Knowing how to read and write makes you literate in the traditional sense of the word. But in an increasingly visual world, being visually literate is almost as important. With language, literacy is based on our ability to...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 1297   |  Last updated: Dec 21, 2017
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    Typography: Helvetica is the world’s most widely used font. Which of the following American companies uses Helvetica as its logo typeface?

Review what you have learned so far by taking this self-assessment.

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 1102   |  Last updated: May 15, 2013
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    The literature of this movement was more serious; these writers wrote sermons, diaries, personal narratives, and wrote in plain style.

We are all more or less vulnerable to the influence of mass media. Test your skills to see how discerning you are when it comes to news and information. Are you really as critical and aware as you think? Or do you trust what you...

Questions: 19  |  Attempts: 411   |  Last updated: Jan 4, 2013
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    International Literacy Day is celebrated around the world each year on September 8th. In what year was this day established by the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?

Literacy is typically defined by a person’s ability to read, write and use arithmetic, but can also include the use of numbers, language and other such topics. Test your own literacy in this quiz!

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 205   |  Last updated: Aug 21, 2017
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    How do you spell 'horse'?

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Literacy Questions & Answers

Is 'the list of items is on the desk' correct?
This sentence is incorrect. The word "is" in the sentence is what makes it incorrect. Instead of is, the word should be "are," and the sentence should be, "The list of items are on the desk." Is would be appropriate if i
When was a President elected at the general election in November takes office the following year?
You need to work on your answer checker. I answered 1/20 and was marked wrong.
Which of the following American companies uses Helvetica as its logo typeface? Typography: Helvetica is the world’s most widely used font.
SearsSears is the correct answer. Helvetica, like many other typefaces, can be written in different sizes and weights. But you might be surprised to know that Helvetica can be found in nearly every corner of your life: on subway and freeway signs, on