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Keyboard Terms

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Students will take a quiz on the various buttons on the keyboard. Knowing and understanding these terms is beneficial to being successful in a keyboarding class.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of Esc key?
    • A. 

      Cancels commands or series of commands

    • B. 

      Turns on/off typing in Capital letters

    • C. 

      Allows for faster typing of numbers with the use of only one hand

    • D. 

      Makes a capital letter or the upper symbol on number keys when used in combination with other keys

  • 2. 
    What is the definition of Tab?
    • A. 

      Moves cursor to next tab stop

    • B. 

      Keys where hands rest when typing

    • C. 

      Used in combination with other keys to perform specific tasks

    • D. 

      Cancels commands or series of commands

  • 3. 
    What is the definition of Caps Lock?
    • A. 

      Turns on/off typing in Capital letters

    • B. 

      Moves cursor left, right, up or down without erasing text

    • C. 

      This term is used to describe a standard (Latin alphabet-based) keyboard

    • D. 

      : Makes a capital letter or the upper symbol on number keys when used in combination with other keys

  • 4. 
    What is the definition of Delete/Backspace?
    • A. 

      Moves cursor back, and erases characters, one space at a time

    • B. 

      Enters information or moves cursor to next line for typing

    • C. 

      This term is used to describe a standard (Latin alphabet-based) keyboard

    • D. 

      Moves cursor to next tab stop

  • 5. 
    What is the definition of Numeric Keypad?
    • A. 

      Allows for faster typing of numbers with the use of only one hand

    • B. 

      Used in combination with other keys to perform specific tasks

    • C. 

      Turns on/off typing in Capital letters

    • D. 

      Moves cursor forward one space at a time, leaving a blank space

  • 6. 
    What is the definition of CTRL (Control) Alternate (Alt)?
    • A. 

      Used in combination with other keys to perform specific tasks

    • B. 

      Moves cursor forward one space at a time, leaving a blank space

    • C. 

      Allows for faster typing of numbers with the use of only one hand

    • D. 

      This term is used to describe a standard (Latin alphabet-based) keyboard

  • 7. 
    What is the definition of Shift?
    • A. 

      Makes a capital letter or the upper symbol on number keys when used in combination with other keys

    • B. 

      Used in combination with other keys to perform specific tasks

    • C. 

      Moves cursor back, and erases characters, one space at a time

    • D. 

      Keys where hands rest when typing

  • 8. 
    What is the definition of Spacebar?
    • A. 

      Moves cursor forward one space at a time, leaving a blank space

    • B. 

      Enters information or moves cursor to next line for typing

    • C. 

      Moves cursor to next tab stop

    • D. 

      Allows for faster typing of numbers with the use of only one hand

  • 9. 
    What is the definition of Home row?
    • A. 

      Keys where hands rest when typing

    • B. 

      This term is used to describe a standard (Latin alphabet-based) keyboard

    • C. 

      Moves cursor back, and erases characters, one space at a time

    • D. 

      Cancels commands or series of commands

  • 10. 
    What is the definition of Enter/Return
    • A. 

      Enters information or moves cursor to next line for typing

    • B. 

      Turns on/off typing in Capital letters

    • C. 

      Moves cursor forward one space at a time, leaving a blank space

    • D. 

      Allows for faster typing of numbers with the use of only one hand

  • 11. 
    What is the definition of Directional Keys?
    • A. 

      Moves cursor left, right, up or down without erasing text

    • B. 

      Used in combination with other keys to perform specific tasks

    • C. 

      Turns on/off typing in Capital letters

    • D. 

      Used in combination with other keys to perform specific tasks

  • 12. 
     What is the definition of QWERTY?
    • A. 

      This term is used to describe a standard (Latin alphabet-based) keyboard

    • B. 

      Enters information or moves cursor to next line for typing

    • C. 

      Moves cursor to next tab stop

    • D. 

      Makes a capital letter or the upper symbol on number keys when used in combination with other keys

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