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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
First submittedJune 19, 2013
Times taken46,173
Rating4.13
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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 83
Oct 6, 2017
A rather strange drop from 35% for B to 3% for A. Any ideas why?
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level 81
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 68
Oct 7, 2017
You'd think it would at least roughly continue that curve wouldn't you? Very interesting.
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level 64
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 64
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 85
Oct 6, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 64
Oct 8, 2017
Did it after 20 attempts.
+3
level 68
Oct 11, 2017
First try
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level 27
Nov 25, 2019
same with 1 second to spare
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level 69
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 36
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 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 54
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 63
Dec 6, 2017
Rather defeats the whole purpose of the quiz...
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level 24
Jul 20, 2019
Yea
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level 78
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 64
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 45
Dec 6, 2017
Find it impossible
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level 57
Dec 6, 2017
Think I'd fail this sobriety test even if stone cold sober
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level 63
Dec 6, 2017
Am sober, reached up to X
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level 78
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.
+1
level 70
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 62
Dec 6, 2017
4 sec to spare
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level 61
Dec 8, 2017
Good strategy, somehow works. Probably because those first (last) six letters always seem to trip me up.
+1
level 33
Dec 6, 2017
Got it second try with 3 seconds to spare. First time I only got to I
+1
level 54
Dec 6, 2017
Mess up one, I'm done. Good grief.
+2
level 33
Dec 6, 2017
Good quiz. Makes me look at my keyboard too much.
+2
level 53
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 44
Dec 8, 2017
did it in 11 seconds third attempt
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level 34
Dec 9, 2017
I learned a song to recite this on the bus in kindergarten. Finally useful for something other than drunken bragging.
+1
level 9
Jan 27, 2018
I did it with one second left!!!
+1
level 64
Sep 3, 2019
2
+1
level 62
Jun 3, 2018
4 seconds left
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level 62
Jun 3, 2018
5
+1
level 62
Jun 3, 2018
6
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level 65
Sep 3, 2019
10 seconds left
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level 45
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 55
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 41
Feb 3, 2019
lol. More got a than b
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level 48
Jun 11, 2019
first try with 7 seconds left
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level 58
Jun 11, 2019
Did anyone else do this backwards? Skip to A, then go to B..... and so on?
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level 64
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 48
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 64
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 74
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.