Key Board Quiz #1 Home Row Keys

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Key Board Quiz #1 Home Row Keys - Quiz

Quiz about Home Row keys.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which are the home row keys for the left hand?

    • A.

      Jkl;

    • B.

      Ghjk

    • C.

      Sdfg

    • D.

      Asdf

    Correct Answer
    D. Asdf
    Explanation
    The home row keys for the left hand are "asdf". These keys are positioned in the middle row of the keyboard and are meant to be the resting position for the left hand fingers. By placing the fingers on these keys, it allows for easy access to the surrounding keys and promotes efficient typing without having to constantly move the hand.

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  • 2. 

    Which are the home row keys for the right hand?

    • A.

      Asdf

    • B.

      Jkl;

    • C.

      Fjkd

    • D.

      Alsk

    Correct Answer
    B. Jkl;
    Explanation
    The home row keys for the right hand are jkl;. These keys are located in the middle row of the keyboard and are meant to be the resting position for the fingers. By placing the right hand fingers on these keys, it allows for efficient and balanced typing, as the other fingers can easily reach the surrounding keys without straining.

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  • 3. 

    What key do you press with your thumb?

    • A.

      Space bar

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      J

    • D.

      A

    Correct Answer
    A. Space bar
    Explanation
    The space bar is the key that is typically pressed with the thumb. It is located at the bottom center of a standard keyboard and is used to insert a space between words or sentences when typing. The other options listed (f, j, a) are not typically pressed with the thumb and have different functions on a keyboard.

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  • 4. 

    When should you take your hands off the key board when typing?

    • A.

      When you press the space bar.

    • B.

      When you get tired.

    • C.

      Never! Always keep your hands on the home row!!

    • D.

      When you press the G and H keys.

    Correct Answer
    C. Never! Always keep your hands on the home row!!
    Explanation
    It is important to keep your hands on the home row when typing because it allows for faster and more accurate typing. The home row consists of the keys ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand. By keeping your hands on these keys, you can easily reach all other keys on the keyboard without having to look down or move your hands too much. This helps to maintain a good typing posture and reduces the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries.

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  • 5. 

    True or False.  Never look at the keyboard while typing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Looking at the keyboard while typing can slow down the typing speed and increase the chances of making mistakes. When a person becomes proficient in typing, they develop muscle memory and can type without looking at the keyboard. This allows them to focus on the screen or the content they are typing, resulting in faster and more accurate typing. Therefore, it is recommended to never look at the keyboard while typing.

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  • 6. 

    What finger do you use for the G key?

    • A.

      Thumb

    • B.

      Pointer

    • C.

      Ring

    • D.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    B. Pointer
    Explanation
    The pointer finger is used for the G key because it is the finger that naturally rests on the home row of keys on a keyboard. The G key is located in the middle row of keys and is typically pressed by extending the pointer finger from the home row position.

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  • 7. 

    What is different about the keys F and J?Hint:  They feel different when you touch them.

    • A.

      Bugs crawl on them.

    • B.

      They are pink with yellow spikes.

    • C.

      They make noise.

    • D.

      They have a bump that helps you remember where they are on the keyboard.

    Correct Answer
    D. They have a bump that helps you remember where they are on the keyboard.
    Explanation
    The keys F and J have a bump that helps you remember where they are on the keyboard. This is a common feature found on most keyboards, especially those designed for touch typing. The bump on these keys allows users to quickly and accurately position their index fingers on the home row, which is the starting position for touch typing. This tactile feature helps users maintain proper hand placement and improve typing speed and accuracy.

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