How To Use Your Keyboard Effectively?

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How To Use Your Keyboard Effectively? - Quiz

Why take this quiz? Because you need to know how to use your keyboard. Will the caps lock button keep you from holding the shift button? Do you know what being anchored means in keyboard language? How well do you know your keyboard etiquette? Would you like to discover how to speak keyboard language? Take this fun test to determine what you know about your keyboard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is it important to keep your wrists off the edge of the table when you are typing?

    • A.

      It makes you lose your place.

    • B.

      It leads to mistakes if you don’t.

    • C.

      It keeps you from locating the raised bumps.

    • D.

      It is not necessary for you to have your wrists up.

    Correct Answer
    B. It leads to mistakes if you don’t.
    Explanation
    Keeping your wrists off the edge of the table when typing is important because it helps prevent mistakes. When your wrists are resting on the edge, it can cause discomfort and strain on the muscles and tendons in your hands and wrists. This can lead to fatigue and decreased accuracy in typing, resulting in more errors. By keeping your wrists off the edge and maintaining a neutral wrist position, you can type more comfortably and efficiently, reducing the likelihood of making mistakes.

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  • 2. 

     What helps you build accuracy on the keyboard?

    • A.

      Confidence in where each key is positioned.

    • B.

      A push for speed.

    • C.

      Quiet surroundings.

    • D.

      An expert knowledge of the copy being keyed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Confidence in where each key is positioned.
    Explanation
    Confidence in where each key is positioned helps build accuracy on the keyboard because when you know the exact location of each key, you can type without constantly looking at the keyboard. This allows you to focus on the screen and the content you are typing, resulting in fewer errors and increased accuracy.

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  • 3. 

    How do you know which shift button to hold down when you are capitalizing a letter? 

    • A.

      Caps lock button will keep you from ever having to hold the shift button.

    • B.

      Always reach with the same hand.

    • C.

      Use the shift located on the opposite side of the keyboard from the hand of the letter you are typing.

    • D.

      Use the shift located on the opposite side from the one you use to press backspace.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the shift located on the opposite side of the keyboard from the hand of the letter you are typing.
    Explanation
    To know which shift button to hold down when capitalizing a letter, you should use the shift located on the opposite side of the keyboard from the hand of the letter you are typing. This means that if you are typing a letter with your right hand, you should use the left shift button, and vice versa. This ensures that your hand remains in a comfortable and natural position while typing.

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  • 4. 

    What does staying anchored mean?

    • A.

      Stay on the home keys at all times.

    • B.

      Hover above the home keys when you have a lot of reaches to do.

    • C.

      Stay resting on at least one home key when you’re typing a reach.

    • D.

      Reach up to the left and down to the right.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stay resting on at least one home key when you’re typing a reach.
    Explanation
    Staying anchored means to keep at least one finger on a home key while typing a reach. This helps maintain stability and accuracy while reaching for keys that are not on the home row. By staying anchored, the typist can quickly return to the home position after completing the reach, ensuring a smooth and efficient typing process.

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  • 5. 

    How should the keys be pressed when you are typing? 

    • A.

      As hard as possible without smashing them.

    • B.

      Slowly, with a lot of care.

    • C.

      Not too quickly, but not too slowly.

    • D.

      Lightly and quickly.

    Correct Answer
    D. Lightly and quickly.
    Explanation
    When typing, it is recommended to press the keys lightly and quickly. Pressing the keys too hard can cause strain on the fingers and may lead to fatigue or discomfort. Typing slowly with a lot of care may result in slower typing speed. On the other hand, typing too quickly may lead to more errors. Therefore, the optimal approach is to strike a balance between speed and accuracy by pressing the keys lightly and quickly.

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  • 6. 

    What is word wrap?

    • A.

      The automatic numbering of each line so they line up evenly on the left margin.

    • B.

      Pressing enter to move down a line.

    • C.

      Moving words to increase the margins of your page.

    • D.

      Automatically moving text from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line.

    Correct Answer
    D. Automatically moving text from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line.
    Explanation
    Word wrap refers to the automatic movement of text from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line. This feature is commonly used in word processing programs to ensure that text fits within the width of the document or window without the need for manual line breaks. It allows for more efficient and visually pleasing formatting of text, especially when working with long paragraphs or narrow columns.

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  • 7. 

     What is the direction of your reach for most all the keys when reaching up from the home keys?

    • A.

      You will reach directly above the anchor key.

    • B.

      You will reach a little to the right.

    • C.

      You will reach a little to the left.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. You will reach a little to the left.
    Explanation
    When reaching up from the home keys, the direction of your reach for most all the keys is a little to the left. This is because the layout of the keyboard is designed in such a way that the keys are staggered, with each row slightly offset from the row below it. As a result, when reaching up, your fingers will naturally move slightly to the left to align with the keys in the row above.

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  • 8. 

    Describe the menu bar in Microsoft Word. 

    • A.

      The commands at the top of the screen that drop down from written words, like File, Edit, and View.

    • B.

      The commands at the bottom of the screen that instantly activate a menu when you click them.

    • C.

      The commands at the top of the screen that look like icons, for instance a picture of a disk or a picture of a printer.

    • D.

      The commands at the top of the screen that allow you to move the margins around with your mouse.

    Correct Answer
    A. The commands at the top of the screen that drop down from written words, like File, Edit, and View.
    Explanation
    The menu bar in Microsoft Word refers to the commands at the top of the screen that drop down from written words, such as File, Edit, and View. These commands provide access to various functions and features within the software.

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  • 9. 

    Describe the tool bar in Microsoft Word?   

    • A.

      The commands at the top of the screen that drop down from written words, like File, Edit, and View.

    • B.

      The commands at the bottom of the screen that instantly activate menus when you click them.

    • C.

      The commands at the top of the screen that look like icons, for instance a picture of a disk or a picture of a printer.

    • D.

      The commands at the top of the screen that allow you to move the margins around with your mouse.

    Correct Answer
    C. The commands at the top of the screen that look like icons, for instance a picture of a disk or a picture of a printer.
    Explanation
    The tool bar in Microsoft Word refers to the commands at the top of the screen that look like icons, such as a picture of a disk or a picture of a printer. These icons represent various functions and tools that users can access and utilize while working on a document.

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  • 10. 

    What is the anchor key for the letter X?   

    • A.

      A – the pinky of the left hand.

    • B.

      F – the index finger of the left hand.

    • C.

      S – the ring finger of the left hand.

    • D.

      L – the ring finger of the right hand.

    Correct Answer
    C. S – the ring finger of the left hand.
    Explanation
    The anchor key for the letter X is S, the ring finger of the left hand. This means that when touch typing, the left ring finger is responsible for pressing the key corresponding to the letter X on the keyboard.

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