How Well Do You Know The Alphabet?

You use the alphabet every single day, but how much do you really know about these 26 letters? Take these 12 questions and put your alphabetical knowledge to the test!
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The modern alphabet's roots date back more than 5,000 years to which ancient civilization?
Roman
Greek
Egyptian
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The Phoenician aleph symbol would eventually become our modern letter "A". The original symbol stood for what?
An ox's head
A house
A horse
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In the Old English alphabet the letter "Y" was pronounced with a "th" sound as in "Ye Olde Shoppe." What was this letter called?
Thing
Thorn
Thorpe
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What is the name of the "&" symbol?
Ampersand
Asterisk
Dagger
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What is the most commonly used letter in the English alphabet?
A
E
I
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How many sounds do the 26 letters in the alphabet make up?
10
100
40
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What is the dot over the letter "i" called?
Mint
Title
Dot
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Each letter of the alphabet has both a majuscule and a ___________.
Feminine
Minuscule
Tepid
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What is the most common word in the English language?
You
And
The
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Question 10/12

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Helvetica, Times, Palatino, and Ariel are all different ways to write the alphabet. These are all examples of what?
Font
Styles
Glyphs
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What is the study of language and its structure known as?
Cryptography
Linguistics
Letterology
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Before the advent of the typewriter, what was the standard writing style for business correspondence?
Script
Cursive
Shorthand
Result
Well done, you are alphabet awesome! While you may not know everything there is to know about the alphabet and it's origins, you knew the most important facts. Having a good foundation is the key to building up your knowledge. Now that you have the foundation the sky is the limit for you!

C+, Alphabet Awesome

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are alphabet amazing! Not only do you know the alphabet forward and back, but you know the history of the alphabet as well. You are a true rarity, a diamond in the rough, a seagull in a wheat field. Your knowledge is beyond impressive!

B+, Alphabet Amazing

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Wow! Based on the results of this quiz you are a true alphabet ace! What's the difference between you and most of America? you don't just know the alphabet, you know about the alphabet. Keeping the origins of something alive allows for a valuable commentary to exist for years. You're helping to protect history!

A+, Alphabet ACe

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1
The modern alphabet's roots date back more than 5,000 years to which ancient civilization?
Roman
Greek
Egyptian
2
The Phoenician aleph symbol would eventually become our modern letter "A". The original symbol stood for what?
An ox's head
A house
A horse
3
In the Old English alphabet the letter "Y" was pronounced with a "th" sound as in "Ye Olde Shoppe." What was this letter called?
Thing
Thorn
Thorpe
4
What is the name of the "&" symbol?
Ampersand
Asterisk
Dagger
5
What is the most commonly used letter in the English alphabet?
A
E
I
6
How many sounds do the 26 letters in the alphabet make up?
10
100
40
7
What is the dot over the letter "i" called?
Mint
Title
Dot
8
Each letter of the alphabet has both a majuscule and a ___________.
Feminine
Minuscule
Tepid
9
What is the most common word in the English language?
You
And
The
10
Helvetica, Times, Palatino, and Ariel are all different ways to write the alphabet. These are all examples of what?
Font
Styles
Glyphs
11
What is the study of language and its structure known as?
Cryptography
Linguistics
Letterology
12
Before the advent of the typewriter, what was the standard writing style for business correspondence?
Script
Cursive
Shorthand