WONDER #1178: How Many Emoticons Are There?

Question 1 of 3

Pictures or combinations of text characters used to represent emotions in text messages are called what?

  1. emoticons
  2. pictographs
  3. hieroglyphs
  4. picharacters

Question 2 of 3

Who first suggested the text character combinations we now use commonly as smiling and frowning faces?

  1. Scott Mellon
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Scott Fahlman
  4. James Carnegie

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT an example of a popular means of modern communication?

  1. text message
  2. video chat
  3. email
  4. written letter

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