Quiz: Can You Identify All of These Calligraphy Letters?
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Can You Identify All of These Calligraphy Letters?
By: Teresa McGlothlin
Image: Randall Fung / duncan1890 / Corbis / DigitalVision Vectors / Getty Images

About This Quiz

Although calligraphy might just look like fancy letters, it has a long history. From the Ancient Chinese to modern uses, calligraphy forces the eye to observe the aesthetic of a letter rather than the meaning of the letter. Throughout this quiz, we want to see how many letters your eyes will be able to identify. 

Unlike now, unique handwriting skills held a valuable place in society. Individualized takes on calligraphy and handwriting made documents harder to forge before the use of copy machines. As we go through this quiz, we are going to present you with 40 photos of beautifully written uppercase and lowercase letters. Do you think you'll be able to identify all of them? 

When you see the letter we have presented, take a moment to make sure you know what it is before you make your selection. The furthest thing from typeface, calligraphy letters might take a little study to get them right. Unless you've practiced your calligraphy skills recently, you might find some of the letters you see a little challenging to identify. However, you will enjoy learning the tidbits about the history of letters once you answer. How well will you do with letters written in calligraphy? Now's your chance to find out. 

1 of 40
This lowercase letter is said to mark the spot - what is it?
x
k
u
w
2 of 40
This calligraphy letter has an elegant tail - what is the letter?
r
q
o
p
3 of 40
Can you figure out which capital letter you see in this photo?
C
U
H
S
4 of 40
It might resemble a musical half-note, but what lowercase letter do you see here?
f
d
b
p
5 of 40
Which round, uppercase letter do you see in this photo?
P
Q
O
C
6 of 40
This letter has a tail that goes to the left - which letter is it?
J
G
A
T
7 of 40
Can you identify this long, lowercase letter written in calligraphy?
l
f
t
k
8 of 40
If you turned this letter over, it would be something different. What is it now?
W
U
M
V
9 of 40
Which bumpy letter do you see written in calligraphy?
P
R
B
D
10 of 40
When written in calligraphy, letters look fancy . What letter do you see written here?
G
C
Q
Y
11 of 40
Two crossing lines make this letter. Can you identify it?
X
N
I
L
12 of 40
This letter can function as a vowel or a consonant, but can you correctly identify it?
K
E
Z
Y
13 of 40
What is the name of the lowercase letter you see scrawled in calligraphy in this photo?
n
w
m
c
14 of 40
Can you identify this letter with a sharp bottom?
V
W
N
G
15 of 40
Which letter of the alphabet do you see elegantly written here?
V
M
W
A
16 of 40
Are you able to identify the uppercase letter you see here?
L
I
F
Z
17 of 40
This letter appears early in the alphabet. What is it?
D
A
E
F
18 of 40
It's easy to confuse this uppercase letter - do you know which letter it is?
G
Y
Z
Q
19 of 40
Which member of the alphabet do you see written here?
Z
N
K
E
20 of 40
This letter is the most popular in the English language - can you identify it?
F
E
K
H
21 of 40
Can you decipher this letter written in fancy script?
R
P
F
D
22 of 40
What is the uppercase, calligraphy letter you see in this photo?
F
H
E
A
23 of 40
This letter looks like a barbell on its side - what letter is it?
I
J
T
L
24 of 40
This letter falls in the middle of the alphabet - which letter do you see?
F
H
K
N
25 of 40
Are you able to identify the letter pictured here?
T
J
I
L
26 of 40
You can roll this letter - can you identify it?
P
G
C
R
27 of 40
If you turned this lowercase letter upside down, it would be a vowel. What letter is it?
v
n
u
s
28 of 40
Which letter do you see in calligraphy in this photo?
H
A
E
F
29 of 40
You might use this letter as a text abbreviation, but can you identify it?
P
V
N
U
30 of 40
Can you figure out which lowercase letter is in this photo?
a
e
o
u
31 of 40
This lowercase letter has a tittle, but do you know what it is?
j
i
q
g
32 of 40
Are you able to identify the bold, uppercase letter you see here?
P
B
D
G
33 of 40
What name would you give the letter in this photo?
C
G
Q
P
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Can you identify this lowercase letter?
f
e
i
k
35 of 40
This letter is a tough one - what is it?
Q
L
S
J
36 of 40
What is the name of this curly lowercase letter?
q
g
p
y
37 of 40
This lowercase letter resembles the musical symbol meaning flat, what letter is it?
d
b
p
g
38 of 40
Which fancy lowercase letter is written in calligraphy here?
f
g
t
h
39 of 40
Do you know the name of the lowercase letter seen here?
c
f
s
g
40 of 40
This lowercase letter has a hook and a dot, but what letter is it?
j
g
q
i
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