Keyboarding Trivia: Can You ACE This Quiz?

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Do you think you are an expert in keyboarding? How good are your keyboarding skills? Can you ace this quiz? You must know about good wrist position at the keyboard, what can occur if the monitor is too close or too far, what the tab key does, and how many spaces come after a period, between words, or after a comma. This quiz will help you obtain better information about the keyboard and how to use it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When sitting at the computer your wrists should be

    • A.

      Slightly bent

    • B.

      At a ninety degree angle

    • C.

      Straight

    • D.

      Curved

    • E.

      Resting on the table or keyboard

    Correct Answer
    C. Straight
    Explanation
    When sitting at the computer, it is recommended to keep your wrists straight. This helps to maintain a neutral position and reduces the strain on the muscles and tendons in the wrists. Keeping the wrists straight also allows for better circulation and prevents discomfort or pain that can arise from prolonged computer use.

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  • 2. 

    If the monitor is too far away or too close to you what could happen?

    • A.

      You could go blind.

    • B.

      It could cause your eyes to be strained.

    • C.

      You could get carpal tunnel.

    • D.

      You might lose feeling in your foot.

    • E.

      Nothing will happen.

    Correct Answer
    B. It could cause your eyes to be strained.
    Explanation
    If the monitor is too far away or too close to you, it could cause your eyes to be strained. This is because when the monitor is too far away, you may strain your eyes to see the content clearly, and when it is too close, your eyes may have to work harder to focus on the screen. Strained eyes can lead to symptoms such as eye fatigue, dryness, headaches, and blurry vision.

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  • 3. 

    While sitting at the computer Molly should have her feet

    Correct Answer
    flat
    Explanation
    While sitting at the computer, it is recommended for Molly to have her feet flat on the ground. This is important for maintaining proper posture and reducing strain on the back and legs. Having the feet flat helps to distribute the body weight evenly and promotes better alignment of the spine. It also allows for better circulation and prevents discomfort or pain that can arise from prolonged sitting with the feet dangling or resting on the toes.

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  • 4. 

    What does the tab key do?

    • A.

      Ends a task or moves the cursor down a line.

    • B.

      Erase mistakes behind the cursor.

    • C.

      Erase mistakes in front of the cursor.

    • D.

      Makes capital letters.

    • E.

      Indents.

    Correct Answer
    E. Indents.
    Explanation
    The tab key is used to indent text in a document or code. When pressed, it moves the cursor to the next tab stop, which is typically set at a specific number of spaces or a predefined position. This is commonly used to create consistent and organized formatting in documents or to align elements in code.

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  • 5. 

    The backspace key erases letters __________ the cursor.

    • A.

      To the left of

    • B.

      In front of

    • C.

      To the right of

    • D.

      On top of

    • E.

      On either side of

    Correct Answer
    A. To the left of
    Explanation
    The backspace key erases letters to the left of the cursor. This means that when you press the backspace key, it deletes the characters that are positioned before the cursor in a text or document.

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  • 6. 

    Mark has finished writing the first paragraph of his paper, which special key should he press to move to the next line?

    • A.

      Tab

    • B.

      Caps Lock

    • C.

      Backspace

    • D.

      Space Bar

    • E.

      Enter

    Correct Answer
    E. Enter
    Explanation
    To move to the next line after finishing the first paragraph, Mark should press the Enter key. The Enter key is commonly used to create a new line or paragraph in text documents, allowing the writer to continue writing on a new line.

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  • 7. 

    How many spaces come after a period?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    After a period, there are typically two spaces. This is a standard practice in many writing styles, including the use of two spaces after a period in typewritten or printed documents. However, it is worth noting that modern style guides, such as those used in digital writing and publishing, often recommend using only one space after a period.

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  • 8. 

    How many spaces should one put between words?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 1
    Explanation
    One space should be put between words. This is the standard convention in written language and is used to separate words and make the text more readable.

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  • 9. 

    After a comma there should be _________ spaces.

    Correct Answer
    1
    Explanation
    After a comma there should be 1 space. This is a rule of punctuation in English grammar. When using a comma to separate words or phrases within a sentence, a single space should be placed after the comma. This helps to visually separate the elements being separated by the comma and make the sentence easier to read and understand.

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