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Serif: Quiz


Question 1: [4] For such purposes ________ fonts are more acceptable in Europe than in North America, but still less common than serifed typefaces.
Page (paper)Oblique typeItalic typeSans-serif

Question 2: Slab serif fonts have a bold, rectangular appearance and sometimes have fixed widths, meaning that all characters occupy the same amount of horizontal space (as in a ________).
Blickensderfer typewriterIBM Selectric typewriterTypewriterE. Remington and Sons

Question 3: Other synonyms include "Doric" and "Gothic," commonly used for ________.
East Asian sans-serif typefaceWindows 3.1xMing (typeface)Microsoft Windows

Question 4: In the Chinese and Japanese writing systems, there are common type styles based on the regular script for ________ akin to serif and sans serif fonts in the West.
Chinese characterKanjiSimplified Chinese charactersSeal script

Question 5: In ________, serifs are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols.
DashHyphenTypographyPrime (symbol)

Question 6: In traditional printing serifed fonts are used for ________ because they are considered easier to read than sans-serif fonts for this purpose.
Cascading Style SheetsHTML elementXHTMLHTML

Question 7: ________, an elaborate typographic joke.
San Serriffe1999April 11977

Question 8: Serifs are thought to have originated in the ________ with inscriptional lettering—words carved into stone in Roman antiquity.
Latin alphabetPhoenician alphabetArabic alphabetRunic alphabet

Question 9: Examples of old style typefaces include Adobe Jenson (Venetian), Janson, Garamond, Bembo, Goudy Old Style, and ________ (all Aldine or Garalde).
Type foundryAldus (typeface)PalatinoHermann Zapf

Question 10: A ________ that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface).
Typographic ligatureComputer fontTypefaceOpenType


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