Keyboarding End Of The Year Benchmark

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End of Year Benchmark


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You use the right pointer finger to strike the letter "i".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because you do not use the right pointer finger to strike the letter "i". The correct finger to strike the letter "i" is the left pointer finger.

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  • 2. 

    What home row key does your left pinky rest on?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      K

    • D.

      ; (semi-colon)

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The left pinky rests on the "a" key. This is because the home row keys are the keys where your fingers naturally rest when typing. The left pinky is responsible for pressing the keys on the left side of the keyboard, and the "a" key is located on the left side of the home row.

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  • 3. 

    Which finger is  used for the letter "y"?

    • A.

      Right middle

    • B.

      Left ring

    • C.

      Right ring

    • D.

      Right pointer

    Correct Answer
    D. Right pointer
    Explanation
    The letter "y" is typically typed using the right pointer finger on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. This is because the letter "y" is located on the right side of the keyboard, towards the middle row. The right pointer finger is responsible for reaching this key comfortably and efficiently.

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  • 4. 

    Which finger is used for the letter "x"?

    • A.

      Right pinky

    • B.

      Left pinky

    • C.

      Left ring

    • D.

      Right ring

    Correct Answer
    C. Left ring
    Explanation
    The letter "x" is typically typed using the left ring finger. This finger is responsible for pressing the keys on the left side of the keyboard, and the "x" key is located on the left side. Therefore, the left ring finger is the correct finger to use for typing the letter "x".

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  • 5. 

    What home row key does your right middle finger rest on?

    • A.

      J

    • B.

      L

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      K

    Correct Answer
    D. K
    Explanation
    The home row key that your right middle finger rests on is K. This is because the home row keys are the keys where your fingers naturally rest when typing. The right middle finger typically rests on the K key, while the left middle finger rests on the F key.

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  • 6. 

    Which letter keys is your left pointer finger used for?  (check ALL that apply)

    • A.

      R

    • B.

      H

    • C.

      G

    • D.

      T

    • E.

      V

    • F.

      N

    • G.

      B

    • H.

      Y

    • I.

      F

    • J.

      C

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. R
    C. G
    D. T
    E. V
    G. B
    I. F
    Explanation
    The left pointer finger is used for the keys R, G, T, V, B, and F.

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  • 7. 

    To make a capital E, you would use your right pinky to shift.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To make a capital E on a standard QWERTY keyboard, you would indeed use your right pinky to press the shift key while simultaneously pressing the letter E key. This is because the shift key is typically located on the right side of the keyboard, near the letter keys, and is commonly used to access capital letters or other special characters. Therefore, the statement "To make a capital E, you would use your right pinky to shift" is true.

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  • 8. 

    What letter keys is your right pointer finger used for?  (check ALL that apply)

    • A.

      J

    • B.

      K

    • C.

      U

    • D.

      H

    • E.

      B

    • F.

      M

    • G.

      T

    • H.

      Y

    • I.

      N

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. J
    C. U
    D. H
    F. M
    H. Y
    I. N
    Explanation
    The right pointer finger is used for pressing the keys J, U, H, M, Y, and N on the keyboard.

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  • 9. 

    Which finger do you use for the comma (,)?

    • A.

      Left pointer

    • B.

      Right pinky

    • C.

      Right ring

    • D.

      Right middle

    Correct Answer
    D. Right middle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is right middle because when typing, the comma is typically reached by the right hand, specifically the middle finger. The middle finger is positioned on the "K" key, which is directly adjacent to the comma on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. Therefore, it is the most likely finger to be used for typing the comma.

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  • 10. 

    When your hands are positioned on the home row, where does your left ring finger rest?

    • A.

      S

    • B.

      L

    • C.

      J

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. S
    Explanation
    When your hands are positioned on the home row, your left ring finger rests on the S key.

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  • 11. 

    What 3 keys is your left ring finger used for?  (letter keys only)

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      S

    • C.

      W

    • D.

      Q

    • E.

      X

    • F.

      C

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. S
    C. W
    E. X
    Explanation
    The left ring finger is used to press the keys S, W, and X on the keyboard.

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  • 12. 

    What finger do you use for the letter "g"?

    • A.

      Left pointer

    • B.

      Right pointer

    • C.

      Left thumb

    • D.

      Right thumb

    Correct Answer
    A. Left pointer
    Explanation
    The letter "g" is typically typed using the left pointer finger on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. This finger is responsible for pressing the keys in the middle row of the keyboard, including the letters "a", "s", "d", "f", "g", "h", "j", "k", and "l". Therefore, it is logical to use the left pointer finger for typing the letter "g".

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  • 13. 

    What finger do you use to strike the letter "c"?

    • A.

      Left pinky

    • B.

      Left middle

    • C.

      Left ring

    • D.

      Left pointer

    Correct Answer
    B. Left middle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is left middle. When typing on a standard keyboard, the letter "c" is typically struck with the left middle finger. This finger is positioned on the home row of the keyboard, specifically on the "D" key, and is conveniently located near the "c" key. Using the left middle finger to strike the "c" key allows for efficient and comfortable typing.

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  • 14. 

    How many spaces does the TAB key indent a paragraph?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5. The TAB key typically indents a paragraph by 5 spaces. This allows for consistent formatting and helps to visually separate paragraphs within a document.

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  • 15. 

    What finger is used to strike the letter "m"?

    • A.

      Right thumb

    • B.

      Right middle

    • C.

      Right pointer

    • D.

      Left pointer

    Correct Answer
    C. Right pointer
    Explanation
    The letter "m" is typically struck using the right pointer finger on a keyboard or typewriter. This is because the right pointer finger is positioned closest to the letter "m" when using the standard touch typing technique.

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  • 16. 

    What finger is used to strike the letter "b"?

    • A.

      Left thumb

    • B.

      Left pointer

    • C.

      Right middle

    • D.

      Left middle

    Correct Answer
    B. Left pointer
    Explanation
    The left pointer finger is used to strike the letter "b" on a keyboard. This is because the left pointer finger naturally rests on the "F" key, which is the key directly to the left of the "B" key. When typing, the left pointer finger moves over to strike the "B" key without needing to extend or strain the hand.

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  • 17. 

    Your thumbs rest on the spacebar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because when typing on a standard keyboard, the thumbs are typically positioned on the spacebar. The spacebar is located in the center of the keyboard and is used to insert spaces between words while typing. Placing the thumbs on the spacebar allows for quick and easy access to this key, making it more efficient for typing.

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  • 18. 

    The CAPS LOCK key is used to capitalize the first letter when you are typing someone's name.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The CAPS LOCK key is not specifically used to capitalize the first letter when typing someone's name. It is a key that, when activated, causes all letters to be typed in uppercase until it is turned off. While it can be used to capitalize the first letter of a name, it is not its primary or exclusive purpose.

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  • 19. 

    When keyboarding, your feet should be

    • A.

      On the chair

    • B.

      On the table

    • C.

      On the floor

    • D.

      Tucked under your legs

    Correct Answer
    C. On the floor
    Explanation
    When keyboarding, it is important to have your feet placed on the floor. This helps to maintain proper posture and ergonomics while typing. Having your feet on the floor allows for better stability and support for your body, preventing strain on your back, neck, and shoulders. It also promotes better blood circulation and reduces the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. Placing your feet on the floor ensures that your body is in a balanced and comfortable position, allowing you to type efficiently and reduce the risk of discomfort or injury.

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  • 20. 

    The fingertips of your left hand should always be placed on these keys:

    • A.

      A, d, g, i

    • B.

      Q, w, e, r

    • C.

      A, d, f, g

    • D.

      A, s, d, f

    Correct Answer
    D. A, s, d, f
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a, s, d, f. These keys are the home row keys for the left hand on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. Placing the fingertips on these keys allows for easy access to the surrounding keys and promotes efficient typing technique.

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  • 21. 

    The fingertips of your right hand should always be placed on these keys:

    • A.

      H, j, k, semi colon

    • B.

      J, k, l, semi colon

    • C.

      K, l, semi colon, apostrophe

    • D.

      U, i, o, p

    Correct Answer
    B. J, k, l, semi colon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is j, k, l, semi colon. These keys are the home row keys for your right hand on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. Placing your fingertips on these keys allows for efficient and comfortable typing, as they are the base positions for your fingers. From these keys, you can easily reach out to the surrounding keys and maintain a good typing posture.

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  • 22. 

    To begin typing a new line of text, press _____________.

    • A.

      The ENTER key

    • B.

      The SPACE key

    • C.

      The ESCAPE key

    • D.

      The BACKSPACE key

    Correct Answer
    A. The ENTER key
    Explanation
    Pressing the ENTER key is the correct way to begin typing a new line of text. This key is commonly used to confirm a command or input and move the cursor to the next line. It is typically located at the right side of the main keyboard and is easily accessible for users to start a new paragraph or line of text.

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  • 23. 

    The right shift key is used to capitalize letters typed __________.

    • A.

      Anywhere on the keyboard

    • B.

      Using the home row keys

    • C.

      With the left hand

    • D.

      With the right hand

    Correct Answer
    C. With the left hand
    Explanation
    The right shift key is used to capitalize letters typed with the left hand. This is because the right shift key is located on the right side of the keyboard, making it more accessible for the left hand to press while typing. By using the left hand to press the right shift key, it allows for a more efficient and comfortable typing experience when needing to capitalize letters.

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  • 24. 

    Use the tab key to  ______________.

    • A.

      Leave a blank line

    • B.

      Indent paragraphs

    • C.

      Capitalize letters

    • D.

      Insert punctuation

    Correct Answer
    B. Indent paragraphs
    Explanation
    Using the tab key allows you to indent paragraphs. This means that when you press the tab key at the beginning of a paragraph, it will create a small space or margin before the text starts. This is commonly used in writing to visually separate and organize different sections or ideas within a larger piece of text. By indenting paragraphs, it helps to improve readability and makes it easier for readers to distinguish between different parts of the content.

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  • 25. 

    To remove the line that you just typed you would use the ______________ key.

    • A.

      Tab

    • B.

      Enter

    • C.

      Delete

    • D.

      Backspace

    Correct Answer
    D. Backspace
    Explanation
    To remove the line that you just typed, you would use the backspace key. The backspace key is commonly found on computer keyboards and is used to delete the character to the left of the cursor. By pressing the backspace key, you can easily erase the text that you want to remove without having to use the delete key, which typically deletes the character to the right of the cursor.

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  • 26. 

    When you are told to turn off your monitor, you would push the round button on this item.

    Correct Answer
    B.
    Explanation
    The round button being referred to in the question is most likely the power button on a computer monitor. When you are instructed to turn off your monitor, you would push this button to switch off the display. This action cuts off the power supply to the monitor, effectively turning it off.

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  • 27. 

    Which one of the following is a CPU or computer?

    Correct Answer
    A.
  • 28. 

    This is called a ________________.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      Computer

    • D.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Keyboard
    Explanation
    The given options are all components of a computer system. However, the question asks for the name of something specific, and out of the given options, only "keyboard" fits that criteria. A keyboard is an input device that allows users to input data and commands into a computer system.

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  • 29. 

    An example of a username for a 5th grade student named Emily Katherine Smith at the Sikeston 5th and 6th Grade Center would be __________.

    • A.

      Emily K. Smith 19

    • B.

      Smithemilyk19

    • C.

      Emilysmithk19

    • D.

      Smith Emily K 19

    Correct Answer
    B. Smithemilyk19
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smithemilyk19" because it follows the format of using the last name followed by the first name, middle initial, and a number. This username is specific to the student named Emily Katherine Smith and includes her initials and the number 19.

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  • 30. 

    The password to get in to Typing Time is _________.

    • A.

      Abc

    • B.

      Your lunch number

    • C.

      123

    • D.

      321

    Correct Answer
    C. 123
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "123" because it is the only option that is provided as a potential password for Typing Time. The other options, "abc", "your lunch number", and "321", are not mentioned in the question as possible passwords. Therefore, "123" is the most logical choice.

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  • 31. 

    Which finger do you use to strike the ENTER key?

    • A.

      Right ring

    • B.

      Left pinky

    • C.

      Right pinky

    • D.

      Thumb

    Correct Answer
    C. Right pinky
    Explanation
    The right pinky is used to strike the ENTER key on a keyboard. This key is typically located on the right side of the keyboard, making it convenient for the right hand to reach and press with the pinky finger. The other options, such as the right ring finger, left pinky, and thumb, are not commonly used to strike the ENTER key.

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  • 32. 

    When you are typing a capital J, you would use your __________ shift key.

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Right

    • C.

      Middle

    • D.

      Pointer

    Correct Answer
    A. Left
    Explanation
    When typing a capital J, you would use your left shift key. The shift key is used to switch between lowercase and uppercase letters on a keyboard. Since the letter J is on the left side of the keyboard, it makes sense to use the left shift key to type a capital J.

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