Computer Keyboard Symbols Quiz Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a forward Slash?

    • A.

      _

    • B.

      /

    • C.

      \

    • D.

      --

    • E.

      #

    Correct Answer
    B. /
    Explanation
    A forward slash (/) is a character used in computer programming and file systems to represent a division or separation. It is commonly used to separate elements in a file path or URL, indicating the hierarchy or structure of directories and files. In programming languages, it is also used to indicate division or mathematical operations.

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  • 2. 

    What is a quotation mark?

    • A.

      '

    • B.

      "

    • C.

      {

    • D.

      ^

    • E.

      :

    Correct Answer
    B. "
    Explanation
    A quotation mark is a punctuation symbol used to indicate the beginning and end of a direct quote or a piece of dialogue. It is represented by the symbol " and is used to distinguish the quoted text from the rest of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    What is a hyphen?

    • A.

      -

    • B.

      ^

    • C.

      #

    • D.

      <

    • E.

      {

    Correct Answer
    A. -
    Explanation
    A hyphen is a punctuation mark that is represented by the symbol "-". It is used to join words or parts of words together, indicating a word or phrase that has a combined meaning or to create compound words. In this case, the correct answer is "-", which is the symbol that represents a hyphen.

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  • 4. 

    What a is a dash?

    • A.

      =

    • B.

      _

    • C.

      /

    • D.

      :

    • E.

      #

    Correct Answer
    B. _
    Explanation
    A dash is represented by the symbol "_".

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  • 5. 

    What is a symbol?

    • A.

      %

    • B.

      *

    • C.

      #

    • D.

      @

    • E.

      &

    Correct Answer
    D. @
    Explanation
    The given symbols (% * # @ &) are examples of symbols. A symbol is a visual representation that represents an idea, concept, or object. In this case, "@" is a symbol that is commonly used in email addresses and social media usernames.

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  • 6. 

    What is colon then semicolon?

    • A.

      ; :

    • B.

      : ;

    • C.

      ".

    • D.

      . ,

    • E.

      . ,

    Correct Answer
    B. : ;
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ": ;" because the question is asking for the correct order of a colon and a semicolon. In punctuation, a colon is used to introduce a list or an explanation, while a semicolon is used to separate two independent clauses. Therefore, the correct order would be a colon followed by a semicolon.

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  • 7. 

    What is a backslash?

    • A.

      /

    • B.

      \

    • C.

      !

    • D.

      ;

    • E.

      "

    Correct Answer
    B. \
    Explanation
    A backslash (\) is a character used in computing to indicate special characters or formatting. It is commonly used in programming languages to escape characters that have special meanings, such as quotes or semicolons. It is also used in file paths to separate directories and subdirectories.

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  • 8. 

    What is an apostrophe?

    • A.

      "

    • B.

      @

    • C.

      #

    • D.

      '

    • E.

      (

    Correct Answer
    D. '
    Explanation
    An apostrophe is a punctuation mark used to indicate possession or to show the omission of letters in a contraction. It is represented by the symbol '.

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  • 9. 

    What is a pound?

    • A.

      #

    • B.

      %

    • C.

      @

    • D.

      $

    Correct Answer
    A. #
    Explanation
    The pound sign (#) is a symbol used in various contexts, such as in music notation, as a hashtag on social media, or to represent the British currency. It is not clear from the question which specific meaning of the pound sign is being referred to, but it is a valid answer as it is one of the symbols listed.

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  • 10. 

    What is an exclamation point?

    • A.

      !

    • B.

      ?

    • C.

      %

    • D.

      &

    Correct Answer
    A. !
    Explanation
    An exclamation point is a punctuation mark used to indicate strong emotion, surprise, or emphasis in writing. It is typically placed at the end of a sentence or phrase to convey excitement or urgency. In this case, the correct answer is the exclamation point symbol "!".

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  • 11. 

    What is and?

    • A.

      !

    • B.

      #

    • C.

      @

    • D.

      ^

    • E.

      &

    Correct Answer
    E. &
    Explanation
    The symbol "&" is commonly known as the "ampersand" and is used as a conjunction to connect two words or phrases together. It is often used in the context of combining or joining elements. In programming languages, it is also used as a logical operator to represent the bitwise AND operation.

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  • 12. 

    What is a comma?

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      /

    • C.

      ,

    • D.

      ,,

    • E.

      @

    Correct Answer
    C. ,
    Explanation
    A comma is a punctuation mark used to separate words, phrases, or clauses within a sentence. It helps to clarify the meaning and structure of the sentence by indicating pauses or breaks in the flow of the text. In the given options, the correct answer is "," as it represents the comma symbol commonly used in writing.

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  • 13. 

    What is a star?

    • A.

      &

    • B.

      $

    • C.

      @

    • D.

      *

    • E.

      %

    Correct Answer
    D. *
  • 14. 

    What is a number, or octothorpe?

    • A.

      $

    • B.

      ^

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      @

    • E.

      #

    Correct Answer
    E. #
    Explanation
    The symbol # is commonly known as an octothorpe or a number sign. It is often used in various contexts such as on telephone keypads, social media platforms, and in coding languages. In programming, the octothorpe is used to represent comments or hashtags. Therefore, the correct answer is #.

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  • 15. 

    What is parenthesis?

    • A.

      #

    • B.

      ;

    • C.

      ( )

    • D.

      =

    • E.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. ( )
    Explanation
    Parenthesis refers to the punctuation marks "(" and ")" that are used to enclose a group of words or mathematical expressions within a sentence. They are used to indicate that the enclosed words or expressions are separate from the main sentence, often providing additional information or clarifying a point. In this case, the correct answer is "( )" because it represents the concept of parenthesis itself, highlighting the importance of using these punctuation marks to enclose and separate information.

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  • 16. 

    What is a sobaka?

    • A.

      @

    • B.

      %

    • C.

      _$_$_$_$

    • D.

      (_?_)

    • E.

      &

    Correct Answer
    A. @
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