Quiz: Cryptoquote Puzzles Quiz
Cryptoquote Puzzles Quiz
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About This Quiz

Cryptoquotes are fun word puzzles, but how did these brain games get their start? Take this quiz to test your knowledge about cryptology and how to solve cryptoquotes.

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Cryptoquote word puzzles are spin-offs from what popular, hidden-message brain game?
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Cryptograms weren't always used for entertainment. In what war did the U.S. military first begin to use cryptology in its communications?
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What is the name for the practice of encoded writing?
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Someone who communicates in code is called a …
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The key to help you solve a cryptoquote is called a …
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Which Roman emperor created a cipher that is still used today?
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Which U.S. President invented the cipher wheel?
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Which branch of the U.S. military was the first to adopt the cipher wheel created by a U.S. President?
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Which of the following groups was established during the Civil War to create and decode secret messages by the U.S. military?
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Which infamous serial killer utilized cryptology to send newspaper outlets coded messages?
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What was the name of the cipher machine the Germans successfully used during World War II to transmit secret information?
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Which ciphers are most commonly used in cryptoquote word puzzles?
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True or False: When solving cryptoquotes, the author of the quote might help provide clues.
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Which best-selling book is credited with making cryptology interesting again for new generations?
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Which organization promotes cryptography as a hobby similar to chess?
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In which country must a criminal suspect turn over any ciphers if asked by police?
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What is the name of the cryptoquote puzzle that's nationally syndicated in newspapers?
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What is the term for analyzing how often letters are repeated in a cipher?
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Which popular American author wrote a short story that involved the use of cryptograms?
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