IBM Selectric Typewriter Test

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IBM Selectric Typewriter Test - Quiz

Well, you definitely know a typewriter so introductions are not needed here. That said, do you know this particular typewriter or maybe you have used it before?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the typewriter first introduced?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1963

    • C. 

      1962

    • D. 

      1961

  • 2. 
    What's another name for typeball?
    • A. 

      Golf ball

    • B. 

      Basket

    • C. 

      Ink ball

    • D. 

      Slant ball

  • 3. 
    How many percentage of the U.S typewriter market did the selectric typewriters later control?
    • A. 

      65%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      85%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 4. 
    When was the selectric typewriters line replaced with IBM wheelwriter?
    • A. 

      1982

    • B. 

      1983

    • C. 

      1984

    • D. 

      1985

  • 5. 
    Which month was the IBM Selectric I released?
    • A. 

      June

    • B. 

      September

    • C. 

      July

    • D. 

      April

  • 6. 
    Who designed the first Selectric typewriter?
    • A. 

      Charles Eames

    • B. 

      Marcel Breuer

    • C. 

      Eliot Noyes

    • D. 

      Paul Rand

  • 7. 
    When was the Selectric II released?
    • A. 

      1971

    • B. 

      1972

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1974

  • 8. 
    When was the Correcting Selectric typewriter?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      1975

    • C. 

      1974

    • D. 

      1973

  • 9. 
    When was the Selectric Composer (yes, more history) created?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1966

    • D. 

      1967

  • 10. 
    One of the following fonts wasn't available in the Composer?
    • A. 

      Baskerville

    • B. 

      Aldine Roman

    • C. 

      Bodoni

    • D. 

      Tucktail

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