The following quiz covers the material discussed in the the Letter section (pages 10–82) of the required book Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton.

This quiz is extra credit up to 30 points.

My suggestion to you: print this page out and keep it with you as you are reading the book. Answer the questions as you go and this quiz won’t be a painful experience.

  1. What did Johannes Gutenberg invent?

  2. Which isn’t a humanist typeface?

  3. Today, italic fonts are slanted versions of the regular style font.

  4. The design of the Romain du Roi was mathematically based on detailed grid.

  5. What revolutionized typography in 1834?

  6. The avant-garde artists of the early 20th century embraced historical forms.

  7. Who are the “new primitives” of 1980s typography?

  8. Lining Numerals have ascenders and descenders.

  9. Who designed Template Gothic?

  10. Changes in scale help create?

  11. Which isn’t a typeface classification?

  12. A type family or super type family consists of regular, small caps, semibold, italic and more styles.

  13. This is an example of the proper "quotation" marks.

  14. Ornaments in typography are?

  15. Which font didn’t Matthew Carter create?