# Keyboarding Quiz: Computer Terms And Keys! Trivia Quiz

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One of the most common ways that people use to input data into the computer is through the keyboard. Most computer users have not understood how to use some of the keys on a keyboard, and that is why the course we understood was for. The quiz below will help you review some of the computer terms and keys you have understood from the course. Try it out!

• 1.

### The R key is struck with the R2 finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The R key is not struck with the R2 finger.

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• 2.

### When you capitalize the G key, you must first hold this Shift key.

• A.

Right

• B.

Left

A. Right
Explanation
When you capitalize the G key, you must first hold the Shift key on the right side of the keyboard.

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• 3.

### The E key is struck by this finger.

• A.

L3

• B.

R1

• C.

L1

• D.

L2

D. L2
Explanation
The correct answer is L2 because the statement "The E key is struck by this finger" indicates that the finger is responsible for pressing the E key. Among the given options, L2 is the only finger that can reach the E key on a standard keyboard layout. Therefore, L2 is the correct answer.

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• 4.

### When you capitalize the L key, you are striking the Shift key with this finger.

• A.

L4

• B.

R4

A. L4
Explanation
When you capitalize the L key, you are striking the Shift key with your left fourth finger.

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• 5.

### The monitor is also known as the VDT which means this.

• A.

Video Display Terminal

• B.

Video Disk Terminal

• C.

Via Desk Terminal

• D.

Veo Display Test

A. Video Display Terminal
Explanation
The correct answer is Video Display Terminal. The question states that the monitor is also known as the VDT, which is an acronym that stands for Video Display Terminal.

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• 6.

### The semicolon is struck with the R4 finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because the semicolon is typically struck with the R4 finger, which is the right ring finger. In typing, each finger is assigned to specific keys on the keyboard, and the R4 finger is responsible for hitting the semicolon key. Therefore, it is correct to say that the semicolon is struck with the R4 finger.

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• 7.

### The keyboard is this type of device.

• A.

Output

• B.

Software

• C.

Input

• D.

Hardcopy

C. Input
Explanation
The keyboard is considered an input device because it allows the user to input data into a computer system by pressing keys. It does not provide output or produce a hardcopy. Therefore, the correct answer is "Input".

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• 8.

### The H key is struck with which finger?

• A.

Thumb

• B.

R1 finger

• C.

L1 finger

• D.

L2 finger

B. R1 finger
Explanation
The correct answer is R1 finger because the R1 finger is the right index finger, which is typically used to strike the H key on a keyboard.

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• 9.

### When capitalizing the U key, you should not hold down the Left Shift key first.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
When capitalizing the U key, you should hold down the Left Shift key first. This is because in order to type a capital letter, you need to press and hold the Shift key while simultaneously pressing the desired letter key. Therefore, the statement "When capitalizing the U key, you should not hold down the Left Shift key first" is incorrect.

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• 10.

### The A key is struck with which finger.

• A.

R4

• B.

L3

• C.

L4

• D.

R1

C. L4
Explanation
The correct answer is L4 because in the given key strike pattern, L4 is the finger that strikes the A key.

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• 11.

### The CPU is a chip located located where?

• A.

On the keyboard

• B.

In the monitor or VDT

• C.

On the motherboard within the computer

• D.

On the desktop

C. On the motherboard within the computer
Explanation
The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is a chip that is located on the motherboard within the computer. The motherboard is the main circuit board of the computer that connects all the components together, including the CPU. The CPU is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations, making it a crucial component of the computer's hardware.

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• 12.

### The monitor is not an input device.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The monitor is not an input device because it is used to display output from the computer rather than to input data or commands. Input devices are used to enter information into the computer, such as a keyboard or mouse, while the monitor is used to visually display the output of the computer's processing. Therefore, the statement "The monitor is not an input device" is true.

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• 13.

### The Enter Key may be struck with any finger on the right hand.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The Enter Key may be struck with any finger on the right hand. This statement is false. The Enter Key is typically struck with the index finger or the middle finger of the right hand. While it is technically possible to strike the Enter Key with any finger on the right hand, it is not the most common or efficient way to do so.

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• 14.

### How many function keys which helps the user perform certain tasks are on a keyboard.

• A.

10

• B.

11

• C.

9

• D.

12

D. 12
Explanation
There are 12 function keys on a keyboard that help the user perform certain tasks.

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• 15.

### The Space bar is only located at the bottom of the keyboard.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The space bar is indeed located at the bottom of the keyboard. This is a standard placement for the space bar on most keyboards, regardless of the layout or design. The space bar is used to create a space between words or characters when typing, and its position at the bottom allows for easy access and comfortable typing.

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• 16.

### Another name for Arrow Keys located on the computer is....

• A.

Direction Keys

• B.

Cursor Movement keys

• C.

Pointers

• D.

Any of the above

B. Cursor Movement keys
Explanation
The correct answer is "Cursor Movement keys". The arrow keys on a computer keyboard are commonly referred to as cursor movement keys because they are used to move the cursor or insertion point in different directions within a document or on the screen. They allow the user to navigate through text, select options in menus, and control the movement of objects in various applications.

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• 17.

### The D key is struck with which finger?

• A.

R2

• B.

L2

• C.

R4

• D.

R1

B. L2
Explanation
The correct answer is L2. This means that the D key is struck with the left second finger. Each finger on the hand is assigned a number, with the thumb being 1 and the pinky finger being 5. Therefore, L2 refers to the left second finger, which is the index finger on the left hand.

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• 18.

### You strike the O key with this finger.

• A.

R2 finger

• B.

L2 finger

• C.

R3 finger

• D.

R4 finger

C. R3 finger
Explanation
The R3 finger is the correct answer because it is the finger that is typically used to strike the O key on a keyboard.

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• 19.

### The F and G keys are not struck by the same finger--R1.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
This statement is true because the F and G keys on a keyboard are typically struck by different fingers. On a standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the F key is usually struck by the left index finger, while the G key is struck by the right index finger. This is a design feature that helps to distribute the typing workload evenly between both hands and reduce the risk of strain or fatigue on any one finger.

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• 20.

### The W key is struck by this finger

• A.

L4

• B.

R4

• C.

L1

• D.

L3

D. L3
Explanation
The correct answer is L3 because in the given finger arrangement, the finger on the left hand that strikes the W key is located in the third position from the left.

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• 21.

### The apostrophe is near the semicolon and is struck with this finger.

• A.

R4

• B.

L3

• C.

L4

• D.

R1

A. R4
Explanation
The given answer, R4, suggests that the apostrophe is struck with the fourth finger. This is a plausible explanation as the answer aligns with the information provided in the question, which states that the apostrophe is near the semicolon and is struck with a specific finger.

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• 22.

### CPU means which of the following.

• A.

Computer processing unit.

• B.

Computer program unit

• C.

Central processing unit

• D.

Central computer processing unit

C. Central processing unit
Explanation
The correct answer is "Central processing unit." CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, which is the main component of a computer responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. It is often referred to as the "brain" of the computer as it carries out all the necessary operations required for the computer to function.

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• 23.

### A computer is an electronic device which operates from a set of instructions.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A computer is indeed an electronic device that operates based on a set of instructions. It processes data and performs tasks according to the instructions provided to it. These instructions, also known as programs, are written in a specific programming language and guide the computer in executing various operations. Therefore, the statement "A computer is an electronic device which operates from a set of instructions" is true.

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• 24.

### Software is another name for which of the following?

• A.

Hardware

• B.

Firmware

• C.

Program

• D.

All of the above

C. Program
Explanation
The correct answer is "Program". Software refers to the programs and applications that run on a computer or electronic device. It includes all the instructions and code that enable the device to perform specific tasks or functions. Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer or device, while firmware is a type of software that is embedded in a device's hardware. Therefore, "Program" is the most appropriate term to describe software.

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• 25.

### The I key is located above the K and is struck by this finger.

• A.

R2

• B.

R1

• C.

L1

• D.

R3

A. R2
Explanation
The correct answer is R2. In the given question, it is mentioned that the I key is located above the K and is struck by this finger. Based on the given information, we can determine that the finger used to strike the I key is the right finger in the second row (R2).

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