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Fonts Quiz and Trivia

Questions - learn about fonts

  1. The worlds's most popular font which in Latin means "Swiss".
  2. Font commissioned by the British newspaper The Times in 1931 and the best-known serif font in the world. Associated with journalism and publishers use it for books.
  3. Universally known as the world’s most hated font, this well-known font was designed by Vincent Connare in 1995.

  4. Designed for Microsoft Corporation in 1996, the name of the font is a combination of a word meaning green in colour and a girl's name.
  5. Font created in the 1950s for IBM typewriters which was called 'Messenger' but changed its name in the last minute.
  6. In typography, what name is given to a font family that do not have extending features called "serifs" at the end of strokes?
  7. What sort of type was first used by Aldus Manutius and his press in Venice in 1500?
  8. Designed for Microsoft Corporation in 1996, it is named after a medieval siege engine.
  9. Designed by Matthew Carter, named after an American state after Carter seen the state's name in a tabloid headline.
  10. Another popular font made for Microsoft, the name comes from the Native-American name for Mount Rainier.


  1. Helvetica
  2. Times New Roman
  3. Comic Sans
  4. Verdana (from 'verdant' which means green and 'Ana')
  5. Courier
  6. Sans-serif (or gothic, or simply sans)
  7. Italic type
  8. Trebuchet MS
  9. Georgia (the headline was: "Alien heads found in Georgia.")
  10. Tahoma

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