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
First submittedJune 19, 2013
Times taken63,556
Rating4.26
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Letter
Z
Y
X
W
V
U
T
Letter
S
R
Q
P
O
N
M
Letter
L
K
J
I
H
G
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F
E
D
C
B
A
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Level 82
Oct 6, 2017
A rather strange drop from 35% for B to 3% for A. Any ideas why?
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Level 84
Oct 6, 2017
Time? I got one second to spare.
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Level 33
Nov 24, 2017
3 seconds, probably gonna do better.
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Level 28
Dec 20, 2017
same!
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2017
You'd think it would at least roughly continue that curve wouldn't you? Very interesting.
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2017
It has disappeared.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2019
And now B somehow has a lower percentage than A, implying that a few people have somehow skipped B and gotten A. How does that happen?
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2019
I think some tried to be clever and start at the other end.. Or maybe not "start" there, but only filled A in, knowing that that definitely is the last answer.
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Level 19
Apr 1, 2019
For me it's somehow 11% for B and 12% for A
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Level 64
Jul 7, 2020
After I saw that I tried to go shift-tab "a" shift-tab "b" shift-tab "c". I think it might be quicker for me without practice.
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Level 87
Oct 6, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 64
Oct 8, 2017
Did it after 20 attempts.
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Level 56
Jul 7, 2020
Same
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Level 69
Oct 11, 2017
First try
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Level 31
Nov 25, 2019
same with 1 second to spare
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Level 71
Nov 1, 2017
I struggled with this one for ages because I kept having mind freezes on certain letters. I found it easily to type out FEDCBA first because it is easy to remember and the continue on backwards from Z. Sounds weird but it helped me do it.
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Level 37
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.
+3
Level 41
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 59
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
+11
Level 65
Dec 6, 2017
Rather defeats the whole purpose of the quiz...
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Level 25
Jul 20, 2019
Yea
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Level 80
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 67
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 80
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 48
Jul 29, 2020
Probably to get the 5 points. :)
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Level 45
Dec 6, 2017
Find it impossible
+3
Level 58
Dec 6, 2017
Think I'd fail this sobriety test even if stone cold sober
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Level 62
Dec 6, 2017
Am sober, reached up to X
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2017
In the instructions, "it's" and you're also missing a preposition.
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2017
Someone wasn't fully sober when typing it, apparently.
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Level 67
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 72
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 63
Dec 6, 2017
4 sec to spare
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Level 63
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 57
Dec 6, 2017
Mess up one, I'm done. Good grief.
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Level 54
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!!
+2
Level 24
Dec 8, 2017
I only got to V! Lol!
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Level 43
Dec 8, 2017
did it in 11 seconds third attempt
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Level 9
Jan 27, 2018
I did it with one second left!!!
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2019
2
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Level 63
Jun 3, 2018
4 seconds left
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Level 63
Jun 3, 2018
5
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Level 63
Jun 3, 2018
6
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Level 71
Sep 3, 2019
10 seconds left
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Level 46
Jun 3, 2018
ha just press the up key and do it normally
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Level 46
Jul 14, 2018
First try, 7 seconds left
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Level 56
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 40
Feb 3, 2019
lol. More got a than b
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Level 53
Jun 11, 2019
first try with 7 seconds left
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2019
Did anyone else do this backwards? Skip to A, then go to B..... and so on?
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Level 67
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 61
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 67
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 :)
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Level 78
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 47
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 73
Jun 10, 2020
If you find it hard, just write them down backwards and type while looking
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Level 56
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 55
Jul 7, 2020
How is 'A' guessed more than 'B' and 'C'?
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Level 49
Jul 7, 2020
12 seconds left and I'm 9 years old !
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Level 66
Jul 9, 2020
Of course you're joking.
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Level 78
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 66
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 86
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 37
Jul 31, 2020
I got all in 13 seconds.
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Level 52
Aug 20, 2020
It says that this quiz was submitted in 2013, but was last updated in 2017. What changed?
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Level 71
Aug 20, 2020
I think the word "as" is missing in the quiz description.
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Level 35
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.