Caps or No Caps: International Caps Lock Day Quiz

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Welcome to the "Caps or No Caps: International Caps Lock Day Quiz"! This engaging quiz invites you to explore the quirks of keyboard culture and the world of international online humor. International Caps Lock Day playfully spotlights the Caps Lock key—a key on your keyboard that can turn friendly messages into virtual SHOUTING.

In this quiz, you'll test your knowledge about the origins of the Caps Lock key, its purpose, and the fun traditions associated with International Caps Lock Day. See if you can decipher which sentences are appropriately capitalized or not. Whether you're a keyboard enthusiast or simply curious about Read morethis unique observance, join us for a lighthearted exploration of the Caps Lock phenomenon!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which day is observed as International Caps Lock Day?

    • A.

      June 28th

    • B.

      October 22nd

    • C.

      December 31st

    • D.

      April 1st

    Correct Answer
    B. October 22nd
    Explanation
    International Caps Lock Day is observed on October 22nd. It is a fun and lighthearted celebration on which people intentionally write in all capital letters or poke fun at the Caps Lock key's prominence in digital communication.

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  • 2. 

    What does the Caps Lock key on a keyboard do?

    • A.

      Enables typing in uppercase only

    • B.

      Enables typing in lowercase only

    • C.

      Enables typing letters with accent marks

    • D.

      Enables typing special characters like '%', '$', etc.

    Correct Answer
    A. Enables typing in uppercase only
    Explanation
    The Caps Lock key on a keyboard enables typing in uppercase only.

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  • 3. 

    When did the caps lock key, as we know it today, make its debut in keyboard technology?

    • A.

      1925

    • B.

      1945

    • C.

      1878

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    C. 1878
    Explanation
    The caps lock key, as we know it today, was introduced in 1984 with the release of IBM's Model M keyboard. Prior to that, there were earlier iterations like the lock key and the shift lock key, but the modern caps lock key became a standard feature on keyboards from that point onward.

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  • 4. 

    Who is credited with creating International Caps Lock Day?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Derek Arnold

    • C.

      James Gosling

    • D.

      John McCarthy

    Correct Answer
    B. Derek Arnold
    Explanation
    International Caps Lock Day was created by Derek Arnold. Derek Arnold and his brother, Michael Arnold, established this humorous observance day to playfully emphasize the use and sometimes overuse of the Caps Lock key on computer keyboards.

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence is correctly capitalized?

    • A.

      I enjoy reading books.

    • B.

      I enjoy reading books.

    • C.

      I Enjoy Reading Books.

    • D.

      I Enjoy Reading Books.

    Correct Answer
    B. I enjoy reading books.
    Explanation
    The sentence 'I enjoy reading books.' is correctly capitalized with the first letter of the sentence capitalized.

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  • 6. 

    What is the keyboard shortcut to turn on/off the Caps Lock on Windows?

    • A.

      Shift + Caps

    • B.

      Alt + Caps

    • C.

      Ctrl + Caps

    • D.

      Caps + Caps

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift + Caps
    Explanation
    The keyboard shortcut to turn on/off the Caps Lock on Windows is 'Shift + Caps' or 'Shift' key alone.

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  • 7. 

    Which case style is NOT used in professional writing?

    • A.

      Title Case

    • B.

      Sentence case

    • C.

      CamelCase

    • D.

      ALL CAPS

    Correct Answer
    D. ALL CAPS
    Explanation
    The case style 'ALL CAPS' is not used in professional writing as it is considered shouting and hard to read.

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  • 8. 

    What is the purpose of International Caps Lock Day?

    • A.

      To promote typing skills

    • B.

      To raise awareness about cybersecurity

    • C.

      To highlight the annoyance of excessive capitalization

    • D.

      To encourage proper grammar usage

    Correct Answer
    C. To highlight the annoyance of excessive capitalization
    Explanation
    The purpose of International Caps Lock Day is to highlight the annoyance of excessive capitalization. This observance day humorously underscores the overuse or misuse of the Caps Lock key on computer keyboards.

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  • 9. 

    What was the original name of the Caps Lock key on mechanical typewriters before it became the Caps Lock key?

    • A.

      It was a backspace key

    • B.

      It was a numeric keypad.

    • C.

      It was a Shift lock key.

    • D.

      It was a spacebar.

    Correct Answer
    C. It was a Shift lock key.
    Explanation
    The Caps Lock key originally existed as a Shift lock key on mechanical typewriters. Its purpose was to lock the keyboard in uppercase mode, allowing the typist to type uppercase letters without holding down the Shift key continuously.

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  • 10. 

    Who is credited with inventing the Caps Lock key?

    • A.

      Douglas Engelbart

    • B.

      Doug Kerr

    • C.

      Konrad Zuse

    • D.

      Tim Berners-Lee

    Correct Answer
    B. Doug Kerr
    Explanation
    Doug Kerr, a telephone engineer working at Bell Labs during the 1960s, is credited with inventing the Caps Lock key. 

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