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Ampersand: Quiz


Question 1: After the advent of ________ in Europe in 1455, printers made extensive use of both the italic and Roman ampersands.
Movable typePrintingPrinting pressBook

Question 2: The ampersand is represented by Unicode code point and ________ character 38, or hexadecimal 0x0026.
ASCIIWindows-1252ISO/IEC 8859-1Code page 437

Question 3: However, while the ampersand was in origin a common ligature in the everyday script, the Tironian "et" was part of a highly specialised stenographic ________.
LatinShorthandGregg shorthandGerman language

Question 4: In ________ the ampersand is used when citing sources in text such as (Jones & Jones, 2005).
APA styleReferenceParenthetical referencingCitation

Question 5: The word ampersand is a corruption of the phrase "and per se and", meaning "and [the symbol which] by itself [is] and".[1] The Scots and ________ name for & is epershand, derived from "et per se and", with the same meaning.
American EnglishScottish EnglishHiberno-EnglishEnglish language

Question 6: Traditionally, in English-speaking schools when reciting the ________, any letter that could also be used as a word in itself ("A," "I," and, at one point, "O") was preceded by the Latin expression "per se" (Latin for "by itself").
Greek alphabetAlphabetArabic alphabetLatin alphabet

Question 7: The symbol is a ligature of the letters in et, ________ for "and".
Vulgar LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireLatin

Question 8: The ampersand is also used for book and movie titles, such as Harry & Tonto, as well, and in some other ________.
Article (grammar)NounAdjectivePreposition and postposition

Question 9: In everyday ________, the ampersand is sometimes simplified as an ε superimposed by a vertical line.
CursiveSpencerian ScriptPalaeographyPenmanship

Question 10: With the growth of mobile phone usage and text messaging, the ampersand is gaining new use in ________ both as a representation for the word "and" and in rebus form, such as "pl&" in place of the word "planned".
Internet slangEmoticonSMS languageInstant messaging

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