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Consider Qwerty

This quiz is on the history of the QWERTY keyboard based on the article from http://home. Earthlink. Net/~dcrehr/whyqwert. Html.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first typerwriter was a finley-honed instrument that worked with precision.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    When Sholes built his first model in 1868, the key were arranged alphabetically in two rows.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The QWERTY keyboard is also called the "Universal" keyboard.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    By designing the QWERTY keyboard, typebar clashes were eliminated completely.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The first typewriters typed only capital letters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Dvorak keyboard has proved to be superior to QWERTY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Many of the studies used to test the effectiveness of Dvorak were flawed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The new Remington No. 2 offered both upper and lower case by adding the familiar shift key.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    To help solve the issue of clashing typebars, Sholes used a study of letter-pair frequency prepared by Amos Densmore.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    QWERTY keyboard reduced those annoying clashes of the typebars and resulted in slower typing speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Dvorak's home row uses all five vowels and the five most common consonants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Everyone wants to take the time and trouble to learn a new keyboard.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A U.S. General Services Administration study of 1953 found that it really didn't matter what keyboard you use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The QWERTY keyboard was the work of inventor C L. Sholes from Milwaukee in the 1860's.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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