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Fast Typing A to Z Backwards

Its been said that police officers will ask people to recite the alphabet backwards a field sobriety test. Can you do it in less than 15 seconds?
Quiz by CallumSCFC3
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Last updated: October 6, 2017
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First submittedJune 19, 2013
Times taken147,533
Average score42.3%
Rating4.32
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Letter
Z
Y
X
W
V
U
T
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S
R
Q
P
O
N
M
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L
K
J
I
H
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E
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A
100 Recent Comments
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Level 45
Dec 6, 2017
8 seconds left first try, but I've done things like this before so I don't know if it really counts.
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Level 37
Dec 6, 2017
All you do is start from a then click the upwards button and click b and so on
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2017
just do the alphabet in reverse by starting at the end then pressing shift tab repeatedly then youll get them all in no time
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2017
Rather defeats the whole purpose of the quiz...
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Level 33
Jul 20, 2019
Yea
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Level 86
Dec 6, 2017
I thought of the same strategy (using the up arrow), but it's not that easy to synchronise it. I only had one second left.
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2019
Ad then you are NOT doing the alphabet in reverse but in the normal order. You are doing the quiz in reverse. And yes it defeats the purpose. Though this is hardly an intelligence test, if on a test to test/asses your intelligence you cheated, what would be the point, it doesnt make you smarter or anything. And in this case there is nothing to be gained either, no prize money or anything (which STILL shouldnt make you want to cheat, but atleast I can understand the logic then)

So, who are you fooling, and why?? Is it an ego thing? to fool yourself to think that you are good?

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Level 86
Jul 7, 2020
For me, it was just a challenge I guess, to try to win it a different way, just for fun.
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Level 52
Jul 29, 2020
Probably to get the 5 points. :)
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Level 47
Feb 15, 2022
5 points is 5 points
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Level 39
Dec 6, 2017
Find it impossible
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2017
Think I'd fail this sobriety test even if stone cold sober
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2017
Am sober, reached up to X
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Level 85
Dec 6, 2017
In the instructions, "it's" and you're also missing a preposition.
+3
Level 56
Dec 6, 2017
Someone wasn't fully sober when typing it, apparently.
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2017
For some reason, I've taught myself do both say and type the alphabet backwards. This is the first time it's come in handy. Even when I've been pulled over they didn't ask me to do this.
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Level 77
Dec 6, 2017
I started with F. F-E-D-C-B-A is pretty easy. then start from the end (beginning?) with Z.
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2017
4 sec to spare
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2017
Good strategy, somehow works. Probably because those first (last) six letters always seem to trip me up.
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2017
Mess up one, I'm done. Good grief.
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Level 62
Dec 7, 2017
I learnt the alphabet backwards as a way to distract myself and get rid of hiccoughs. Didn't work brilliantly for the hiccoughs but I can now say the alphabet backwards easily!!
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Level 23
Dec 8, 2017
I only got to V! Lol!
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Level 42
Dec 8, 2017
did it in 11 seconds third attempt
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Level 8
Jan 27, 2018
I did it with one second left!!!
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2019
2
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Level 71
Jun 3, 2018
4 seconds left
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Level 71
Jun 3, 2018
5
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Level 71
Jun 3, 2018
6
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Level 75
Sep 3, 2019
10 seconds left
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Level 47
Jun 3, 2018
ha just press the up key and do it normally
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Level 55
Jul 14, 2018
First try, 7 seconds left
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2018
zyxwvutsrq is easy. Then I had to remember 'ponml,' then kjih sorta flows, and then I had to remember 'gfedcba.' I spend too much time on jetpunk
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Level 36
Feb 3, 2019
lol. More got a than b
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Level 56
Jun 11, 2019
first try with 7 seconds left
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
Did anyone else do this backwards? Skip to A, then go to B..... and so on?
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2019
Hah I did it for fun after getting it with 2 seconds left the normal way. And backwards (the cheating way) feel like I was going at super speed (one slight pause Wasnt sure if the letter took and if i needed to move to the next box or not) and finished with 4 seconds left haha. Hardly made a difference ! So weirdly I must have done much better the original way, going backwards, than I thought, or moving the box took more time than I realised. Only 2 seconds difference wow.. (on 2nd run 6 sec to spare, but if I do backwards another time i am sure I can scrape a second or two off there aswell)
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Level 86
Jun 23, 2019
this is really easy. 9 seconds left. i say this but i have known the entire backwards alphabet since i was three
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2019
yes! I thought it was gonna be one of those extreme stress things, but I got it with 2 seconds remaining. yes you need to go fast, but it is doable, unlike some quizzes you know you arent gonna reach and stress out and totally get a mindblock or something. There are better things to e proud of, but still satisfying that I am one of the 6% that got them all the first try :)
+3
Level 84
Nov 13, 2019
First time I tried, it seemed impossible. I only made it to "i". Then I basically broke it down into 6 different "words".

Zyxw

Vutsr

Qpon

Mlk

Jihg

Fedcba

Once I had those words in my head, I tried again and finished with 8 seconds to spare.

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Level 69
Feb 1, 2020
Played this quiz a bunch, did it with 11 seconds left and now I know how to say the alphabet backwards
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Level 77
Jun 10, 2020
If you find it hard, just write them down backwards and type while looking
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Level 78
Jul 7, 2020
I’ve been able to do this since about year 3 when we had this letters snake in the playground and I’d go through it backwards saying the letters
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Level 66
Jul 7, 2020
How is 'A' guessed more than 'B' and 'C'?
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Level 51
Jul 7, 2020
12 seconds left and I'm 9 years old

!

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Level 78
Jul 9, 2020
Of course you're joking.
+1
Level 51
Feb 22, 2021
Lol no
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Level 75
Jul 7, 2020
I would have done better my first time if I hadn't skipped y without realizing it, and typed a bunch of letters before I glanced at the boxes.
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Level 78
Jul 9, 2020
I cheated by pressing the 'up' button, then typing 'A', then pressing the 'up' button again, then typing the next letter of the alphabet, then repeating, etc. etc.
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Level 93
Jul 9, 2020
Is this really used as a field sobriety test? Would the average police officer know the alphabet backwards - no offense to police officers. Or do they have a card with the backwards alphabet to check if the motorist is really getting it right.
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Level 42
Jul 31, 2020
I got all in 13 seconds.
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Level 75
Aug 20, 2020
I think the word "as" is missing in the quiz description.
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Level 43
Aug 20, 2020
i can't get beyond S and I havent had any alcohol to drink in two days!!
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Level 56
Oct 14, 2020
I clicked on the last box, started the quiz, pressed A, then the up arrow key, and so on. Just start from the last box and go through the alphabet, but press the up arrow key in between each letter.
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Level 74
Dec 5, 2020
Seems to me that the majority of JetPunkers are drunk.
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Level 40
Jan 22, 2021
1. 13

2. 15

3. 18

4. 15

5. 25 - very frustrating

6. 22

7. 15

8. 22

9. 19

10. 3 seconds left

11. 2 seconds left

12. 6 seconds left

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Level 23
Feb 24, 2021
its so easy just press up a, up b, up c...
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Level 82
Jan 31, 2022
Think you've missed the point a bit there chap
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Level 15
Mar 22, 2021
OH.........MY........GOD. I've done this quiz like 50 times and I just got 25. *Face palms*
+2
Level 15
Mar 22, 2021
5 painful tries L8er. :). 100%
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Level 28
Apr 18, 2021
It took 8 times, but I did it! (I'm discounting the attempt where I only got 4/26)
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Level 28
Apr 18, 2021
What's the fastest time anyone has done this in?
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Level 36
Sep 6, 2021
i did it in 8 seconds
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Level 36
Sep 6, 2021
first time
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Level 36
Sep 6, 2021
tried again and did it in 5 seconds
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Level 46
Apr 25, 2021
first try 26/26 with 5 seconds to spare yessss
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2021
Took a couple attempts but 1 second remaining
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2022
longest username on JetPunk?? getting close jedillama
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Level 36
Sep 6, 2021
done in 8 seconds
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Level 36
Sep 12, 2021
hmm now i wish the keyboard was alphabetical order
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2021
i learned how to say them backwards when i was 2 1/2, typing them is no problem. especially considering 150 wpm average.
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2021
type a to z with up button is a good formula
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Level 95
Jan 23, 2022
Personally, I just pulled up another browser screen with a picture chart of Z through A and minimized it, so I could look and type from it. Sometimes people just get frustrated trying a quiz 40 times and not being able to get all 5 points, and want to move on from it. Since there are no cash prizes, and there's absolutely nothing to gain except prestige from having a higher score on JetPunk, who cares about how people accomplish the quiz? Ingenuity is another form of intelligence.
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Level 59
Dec 28, 2022
That is......cheating
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
I don't really care about how you do it, but it just seems to ruin the fun in the quiz.
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Level 66
Nov 2, 2023
gigachad
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Level 63
Jan 23, 2022
Got them all with one second left!
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Level 90
Jan 31, 2022
Got them all in 10 seconds.
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Level 82
Jan 31, 2022
I did it but I cheated using tab+shift
+2
Level 56
Jan 31, 2022
The alphabet backwards a field sobriety test? Typo
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2022
should be *as* a field sobriety test
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Level 86
Jan 31, 2022
I was taught to sing the alphabet to myself to make sure I was washing my hands for 20 seconds. During Covid, I got so bored singing the alphabet all the time, I started singing it backwards for a challenge. So, thanks to Covid, I got this one easily (probably the only think I'll ever thank Covid for).
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Level 66
Jan 31, 2022
Torture!
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2022
Only 98% got Z!
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Level 22
Jan 31, 2022
I got it all because I did this backwards quiz...backwards. I did a double negative. Work smart, not hard.😀
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2022
This was easy for me because I've known the alphabet backwards for ages. The structure I follow is similar to how the actual song goes.

z-y-x-w-v-u-t,

s-r-q-p, o-n-m-l-k,

j-i-h, g-f-e,

d-c, b-a

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Level 26
Feb 1, 2022
mines the same did it in 11 seconds :)
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Level 26
Feb 1, 2022
nice curve except that 12% for a, b, and c is triggering me
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Level 54
Feb 2, 2022
It's easy with cheating using the arrow keys
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Level 50
Apr 1, 2022
Finished with 4 seconds left! My class learned it years ago back in kindergarten.
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Level 64
Aug 9, 2022
19/26 0:15

22/26 0:15

23/26 0:15

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Level 66
Dec 5, 2022
That was very easy.
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Level 22
Dec 18, 2022
got all in 10 seconds. then again i do have the alphabet backwards memorized...
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2022
oh! I had created this quiz ages ago, thinking "what a good idea, wonder why no-one else has done a quiz on this..."

then today I find this one, made three years before I even realized that users can create quizzes.

me : ohhhhhh. someone else has made a quiz on this already

oops

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Level 65
Jan 18, 2023
Succeeded on first attempt, but with literally no time left. (I think, I saw it switching to 0:00 when I hit the "A".)
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Level 59
May 5, 2023
I love how the thumbnail is a boat. XD
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Level 55
May 5, 2023
I couldn't get all 26, so i started from A and just pressed the up arrow everytime and did it in normal order loll
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Level 47
Oct 27, 2023
11 seconds left! I'm very proud of this score
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Level 61
Nov 2, 2023
"Recite the alphabet backwards a field sobriety test"

As a field sobriety test?

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Level 72
Nov 2, 2023
I can only recite 1/3 of the alphabet backwards when stone cold sober...the cops may as well be asking people to stand on one finger.
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Level 45
Apr 7, 2024
1st try with 3 seconds left