Consider Qwerty

15 Questions  I  By Slaten on March 6, 2012
This quiz is on the history of the QWERTY keyboard based on the article from http://home.earthlink.net/~dcrehr/whyqwert.html.

  

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1.  The Dvorak keyboard has proved to be superior to QWERTY.
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2.  The QWERTY keyboard is also called the "Universal" keyboard.
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3.  Everyone wants to take the time and trouble to learn a new keyboard.
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4.  The first typerwriter was a finley-honed instrument that worked with precision.
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5.  Dvorak's home row uses all five vowels and the five most common consonants.
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6.  The QWERTY keyboard was the work of inventor C L. Sholes from Milwaukee in the 1860's.
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7.  QWERTY keyboard reduced those annoying clashes of the typebars and resulted in slower typing speed.
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8.  By designing the QWERTY keyboard, typebar clashes were eliminated completely.
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9.  When Sholes built his first model in 1868, the key were arranged alphabetically in two rows.
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10.  Many of the studies used to test the effectiveness of Dvorak were flawed.
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11.  A problem with the first typerwriter was that if two typebars were near each other they would tend to clash into each other when typed in succession.
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12.  To help solve the issue of clashing typebars, Sholes used a study of letter-pair frequency prepared by Amos Densmore.
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13.  The new Remington No. 2 offered both upper and lower case by adding the familiar shift key.
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14.  The first typewriters typed only capital letters.
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15.  A U.S. General Services Administration study of 1953 found that it really didn't matter what keyboard you use.
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