# Keyboarding Benchmark Sem 1

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• 1.

### What keys are your pointer fingers supposed to stay on in the home row?

• A.

F and j

• B.

G and h

• C.

F and h

• D.

G and j

A. F and j
Explanation
The correct answer is f and j. In touch typing, the home row is the base position for the fingers. The pointer fingers are supposed to stay on the f and j keys. These keys have small raised bumps on them, allowing users to easily locate the home row without looking at the keyboard. This positioning helps maintain proper hand placement and allows for efficient typing by providing a reference point for the rest of the fingers.

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• 2.

### What finger is supposed to type the letter h?

• A.

Right pointer

• B.

Left thumb

• C.

Left pointer

• D.

Right middle

A. Right pointer
Explanation
The letter "h" is typically typed with the right pointer finger.

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• 3.

### When you are typing a capital J, you use your ______ shift key.

• A.

Left

• B.

Right

• C.

Both a and b

• D.

Neither a nor b

A. Left
Explanation
When typing a capital J, you use your left shift key. This is because the left shift key is typically used to activate the capitalization function on a keyboard.

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• 4.

### When you are capitalizing one letter, should you use the caps lock key or the shift key? (for example: you are capitalizing the name of a state)

• A.

Caps lock

• B.

Shift key

B. Shift key
Explanation
When capitalizing one letter, you should use the shift key instead of the caps lock key. The shift key is designed specifically for this purpose, allowing you to type uppercase letters without toggling the caps lock on and off. The caps lock key, on the other hand, is used to toggle the capitalization of multiple letters, making it more suitable for typing entire words or sentences in uppercase.

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• 5.

### When  your hands are on the home row, what letters does the right hand rest on?

• A.

Hjkl

• B.

Jkl;

• C.

Asdf

• D.

Kl;'

B. Jkl;
Explanation
The correct answer is jkl; because when your hands are on the home row, the right hand rests on the keys jkl;. These keys are positioned in a way that allows for easy and comfortable typing, as they are within reach of the right hand's natural resting position.

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• 6.

### What finger do you use to type the semi colon (;)?

• A.

Left pointer

• B.

Right pointer

• C.

Right pinky

• D.

Right ring

C. Right pinky
Explanation
The right pinky is the correct answer because when touch typing, the pinky finger of the right hand is responsible for pressing the semicolon (;) key. This is because the semicolon key is located on the right side of the keyboard, towards the bottom row, and is within reach of the right pinky finger.

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• 7.

### The left middle finger is used for the following letter keys.

• A.

D

• B.

E

• C.

C

• D.

All of the Above

• E.

Only A & B

D. All of the Above
Explanation
The left middle finger is used to type the letters "d", "e", and "c" on a standard QWERTY keyboard. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above" because it includes all three letters mentioned.

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• 8.

### What finger do you use to type an e?

• A.

Left middle

• B.

Left pointer

• C.

Left ring

• D.

Right pointer

A. Left middle
Explanation
The middle finger of the left hand is used to type the letter "e" on a keyboard. This finger is positioned in the middle row of keys on the left side of the keyboard, specifically on the "D" key. By placing the left middle finger on the "D" key and moving it slightly upwards, the "e" key can be easily reached and pressed.

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• 9.

### To type the letter U, you are supposed to use the _________ finger.

• A.

Left pointer/index

• B.

Thumb

• C.

Right middle

• D.

Right pointer/index

D. Right pointer/index
Explanation
To type the letter U, you are supposed to use the right pointer/index finger. This finger is typically used to press the keys in the middle row of the keyboard, where the U key is located. The right pointer/index finger is commonly used for typing letters on the right side of the keyboard, while the left pointer/index finger is used for letters on the left side. The thumb is not typically used for typing letters on a keyboard, and the right middle finger is not commonly used for typing the letter U.

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• 10.

### What finger do you use to strike the spacebar?

• A.

Left thumb

• B.

Right thumb

• C.

Both a and b

C. Both a and b
Explanation
The spacebar on a keyboard can be struck using both the right thumb and the left thumb. This is because the spacebar is located in the middle of the keyboard, making it easily accessible to both thumbs. Therefore, both option a (right thumb) and option b (left thumb) are correct.

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• 11.

### What is this item?

• A.

Monitor

• B.

CPU (Central Processing Unit)

• C.

Computer

• D.

Keyboard

D. Keyboard
Explanation
The given options consist of different items related to a computer setup. The correct answer is "keyboard" because it is one of the essential components of a computer system. A keyboard is an input device that allows users to input data and commands into the computer. It consists of a set of keys, including letters, numbers, symbols, and function keys. Keyboards are commonly used for typing, gaming, and navigating through computer interfaces.

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• 12.

### The left pointer/index finger is supposed to be used to strike F, T, and R.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the given correct answer is that according to the statement, the left pointer/index finger is supposed to be used to strike the keys F, T, and R. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the correct usage of the left pointer/index finger for striking those keys.

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• 13.

### What finger are you supposed to use to type a c?

• A.

Right pointer/index

• B.

Left pointer/index

• C.

Left middle

• D.

None of these

C. Left middle
Explanation
The correct answer is left middle because when touch typing, the fingers on the left hand are responsible for typing the keys on the left side of the keyboard. The letter "c" is located on the left side of the keyboard, so the left middle finger is used to type it.

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• 14.

### To type the letter i, you are supposed to use the _________ finger.

• A.

Left pointer/index

• B.

Right middle

• C.

Left ring

• D.

Left pinky

B. Right middle
Explanation
The correct answer is right middle because when typing the letter "i" on a standard keyboard, the right middle finger is responsible for pressing the corresponding key. This finger is typically positioned on the letter "k" and is used to reach over and press the "i" key.

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• 15.

### What is this ?

• A.

Screen

• B.

Computer

• C.

Monitor

• D.

Both a and b

B. Computer
Explanation
This question is asking for the identification of an object. The correct answer is "computer" because a computer is a device that can perform various tasks, including displaying information on a screen or monitor. Therefore, "both a and b" (screen and computer) is the correct choice.

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• 16.

### What finger do you use to strike the ENTER key?

• A.

Right ring

• B.

Left pinky

• C.

Right pinky

• D.

Left ring

C. Right pinky
Explanation
The right pinky finger is used to strike the ENTER key. This is because the ENTER key is typically located on the right side of the keyboard, and the pinky finger is the most convenient finger to reach it. The other fingers mentioned (right ring, left pinky, left ring) are not typically used to strike the ENTER key.

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• 17.

### To type the letter s, you are supposed to use the ________ finger.

• A.

Left pinky

• B.

Left ring

• C.

Left middle

• D.

Left pointer/index

B. Left ring
Explanation
The left ring finger is used to type the letter "s" on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. This finger is positioned on the fourth key from the left side of the keyboard, which corresponds to the letter "s". The left ring finger is responsible for pressing this key, making it the correct answer.

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• 18.

### What finger is used to strike L?

• A.

Middle

• B.

Pinky

• C.

Ring

• D.

Pointer/index

C. Ring
Explanation
The ring finger is used to strike the letter "L" on a keyboard or typewriter. This is because the ring finger is typically longer and stronger than the other fingers, making it ideal for reaching and striking keys that are farther away. Additionally, the ring finger is located in the middle of the hand, allowing for better balance and coordination while typing.

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• 19.

### To strike the letter K, you should use the _____ finger on your right hand.

• A.

Pinky

• B.

Pointer/index

• C.

Ring

• D.

Middle

D. Middle
Explanation
To strike the letter K, you should use the middle finger on your right hand. The middle finger is located in the center of the hand and is commonly used to strike keys in the middle row of the keyboard. It is positioned between the ring finger and the pointer/index finger.

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• 20.

### To get in to Typing Time you have to have a password.  Which one of these is the correct password?

• A.

Abc

• B.

• C.

U&t

• D.

123

D. 123
Explanation
The correct password to get into Typing Time is "123". This is the correct answer because it is the only option provided that meets the criteria of being a password. The other options, "abc", "your lunch number", and "U&t", do not meet the requirement of being a valid password.

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• 21.

### What is this item?

• A.

Monitor

• B.

Computer

• C.

CPU (Central Processing Unit)

• D.

Keyboard

A. Monitor
• 22.

### Which finger are you supposed to use to strike the letter o?

• A.

Right pinky

• B.

Right middle

• C.

Right pointer/index

• D.

Right ring

D. Right ring
Explanation
The correct answer is right ring. When typing on a standard keyboard, the letter "o" is typically struck with the right ring finger. This finger is positioned on the right side of the keyboard and is responsible for pressing the keys in that area. It is important to use the correct finger for each key to ensure efficient and accurate typing.

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• 23.

### When your hands are on the home row, what letters does the left hand rest on?

• A.

Wert

• B.

Sdfg

• C.

Asdf

• D.

Jkl;

C. Asdf
Explanation
The left hand rests on the letters "a", "s", "d", and "f" when your hands are on the home row. These letters are positioned on the left side of the keyboard, making them accessible and comfortable for the left hand to rest on while typing.

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• 24.

### The correct finger to strike the t is the _________ finger.

• A.

Left pointer/index

• B.

Right pointer/index

• C.

Thumb

• D.

Left middle

A. Left pointer/index
Explanation
The correct finger to strike the "t" key is the left pointer/index finger. This finger is commonly used for typing and is positioned on the left side of the keyboard, making it the most logical choice for striking the "t" key.

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• 25.

### Which one of these is a correct username to log in to a computer in the Sikeston R6 school district for a student named Molly Claire Jackson in the 5th grade this year?

• A.

Mollycjackson5

• B.

Jacksonmollyc23

• C.

Jacksonmollyc21

• D.

Jackson molly c 20

B. Jacksonmollyc23
Explanation
The correct answer is "jacksonmollyc23" because it follows the pattern of using the last name, first name, and middle initial, which is commonly used in usernames. The number "23" could be a unique identifier for Molly Claire Jackson, distinguishing her from other students with similar names.

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• 26.

### If you need to type a capital A, what pinky do you hold down the shift key with?

• A.

Left

• B.

Right

• C.

Both

• D.

Neither

B. Right
Explanation
When typing a capital A, the shift key is held down with the right pinky. This is because the shift key on a standard keyboard is located on the right side, making it more convenient to use the right pinky to press it while simultaneously pressing the A key with the left hand.

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• 27.

### To make a capital letter with the shift button, you should use the ___________ hand that you are using to type the letter.

• A.

Same

• B.

Opposite

• C.

Right

• D.

Left

B. Opposite
Explanation
To make a capital letter with the shift button, you should use the opposite hand that you are using to type the letter. This means that if you are typing with your left hand, you should use your right hand to press the shift button and vice versa. Using the opposite hand allows for better coordination and efficiency in typing, as it reduces the need to move the same hand to press the shift button while typing.

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• 28.

### When you are logging on to any computer in the 5th and 6th Grade Center, you use the same username and password on all computers.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
In the 5th and 6th Grade Center, all computers have the same login system. This means that regardless of which computer you are using, you will always use the same username and password to log in. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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• 29.

### You must know your lunch pin # in order to log in to any computer in the Sikeston R6 school district.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
In order to log in to any computer in the Sikeston R6 school district, it is necessary to know your lunch pin number. This suggests that the lunch pin number serves as a form of identification or authentication for accessing the computers. Without this information, users would not be able to log in successfully. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 30.

### To strike the "r" key properly, you would use your _________ finger.

• A.

Pinky

• B.

Ring

• C.

Middle

• D.

Pointer/index

D. Pointer/index
Explanation
To strike the "r" key properly, you would use your pointer/index finger. This is because the pointer/index finger is typically the longest and strongest finger on the hand, making it ideal for reaching and pressing keys that are located towards the center of the keyboard. Using the pointer/index finger ensures accuracy and efficiency while typing.

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• 31.

### The ________ finger is used to strike the "n" key.

• A.

Thumb

• B.

Ring

• C.

Pointer/index

• D.

Middle

C. Pointer/index
Explanation
The pointer/index finger is commonly used to strike the "n" key on a keyboard. This finger is positioned in close proximity to the "n" key and is easily able to reach and press it.

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• 32.

### What letter do you strike with left pointer finger?

• A.

B

• B.

H

• C.

E

• D.

C

A. B
Explanation
The correct answer is B because when typing on a standard QWERTY keyboard, the letter B is struck with the left pointer finger.

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• 33.

### The left pointer / index finger is used to strike _____ different letter keys on the keyboard.

• A.

6

• B.

4

• C.

3

• D.

5

A. 6
Explanation
The left pointer or index finger is used to strike six different letter keys on the keyboard.

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• 34.

### To strike the letter "c", you would use your pointer finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
To strike the letter "c" on a keyboard, you would typically use your middle finger, not your pointer finger. The pointer finger is usually used for striking the letters "f" and "j" on the home row of the keyboard. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 35.

### Both the letters "p" and "q" are hit with your ring fingers.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because only the letter "p" is hit with the right ring finger, while the letter "q" is hit with the left ring finger. Therefore, both letters are not hit with the same finger.

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• 36.

### You should strike "W" and "X" with the same finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because striking "W" and "X" with the same finger implies that both letters are located in close proximity on a keyboard or any other input device. This suggests that they can be pressed simultaneously with one finger.

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• 37.

### To strike the period ".", you would use your middle finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
To strike the period ".", you would actually use your index finger, not your middle finger. The middle finger is typically used for typing the keys in the middle row of the keyboard, while the index finger is used for the keys in the top row, including the period. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 38.

### To make a capital Q you would use your right shift key + your left pinky.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the given correct answer is that when typing a capital Q on a standard QWERTY keyboard, you would typically hold down the right shift key with your right pinky finger and press the Q key with your left pinky finger. This combination of keys is commonly used to capitalize letters on a keyboard. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 39.

### To make the # (hashtag or number) symbol, you would strike the shift key + the V key.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
To make the # symbol, you would actually strike the shift key + the 3 key, not the shift key + the V key. The V key does not produce the # symbol.

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