What are Emoticons? - Definition & Examples


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Where does the word 'emoticon' come from?

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1. Where should emoticons be placed?

2. Which is a consideration when using emoticons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the history, terminology and use of emoticons. You'll also be asked about where emoticons should be placed in a text and what to keep in mind when using them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Origin of the word 'emoticon'
  • Proper use of emoticons
  • Inventor of emoticons

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communication lesson on emoticons
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about formal and informal writing to examine information about emoticons in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of emoticons
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using emoticons effectively

Additional Learning

To learn more about making and using emoticons, review the accompanying lesson titled What are Emoticons? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand appropriate use of emoticons
  • Know the history of emoticons
  • Identify examples of emoticons