Font: Styles & Types


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What kind of font is required for APA and MLA style documents?

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1. Why is it important to use the right style of font?

2. Where does the word 'font' come from?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of fonts, which are the styles and sizes of letters, and what a choice in fonts may communicate to a reader. You'll need to know about the history of fonts and their use in texts in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The inventor of 'points' for identifying font sizes
  • Origins of the word 'font'
  • APA and MLA font requirements
  • How font styles impact communication in a text

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding font use and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of fonts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related font types lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about fonts, review the accompanying lesson on font types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the history of fonts
  • Defines font
  • Explains options for using creative fonts
  • Describes the proper use of fonts in academic and work-related texts