Test Your Keyboarding Techniques

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Test Your Keyboarding Techniques - Quiz

Are you ready for this MCQ quiz on keyboarding techniques? Some people can type fast, and one of the reasons behind this is knowing how to use the keyboard. Do you know that your posture can make it hard for you to type fast and correctly? This quiz is one way to see if what you are doing is the reason behind your slowness and mistakes in using the keyboard as an input device. Check it out! Do share it with everyone and help them know the right keyboarding techniques.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why should students learn correct keyboarding techniques?

    • A.

      So they do not develop bad habits that are hard to break.

    • B.

      Touch typing allows you to key much faster and you don't tire as quickly.

    • C.

      Improves writing and spelling abilities.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Students should learn correct keyboarding techniques because it helps them avoid developing bad habits that can be difficult to break. Additionally, touch typing allows for faster typing speed and reduces fatigue. Learning proper keyboarding techniques can also improve writing and spelling abilities. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    Where should your eyes be when keyboarding?

    • A.

      Looking down at your fingers.

    • B.

      Looking at the copy (what you need to type).

    • C.

      At your friend across the room

    • D.

      Here and there

    Correct Answer
    B. Looking at the copy (what you need to type).
    Explanation
    When keyboarding, it is important to keep your eyes focused on the copy, which refers to what you need to type. This ensures that you maintain accuracy and efficiency while typing, as looking at the copy allows you to see the words or text that you are inputting into the computer. By keeping your eyes on the copy, you can avoid errors and easily follow along with the material you are typing. Looking down at your fingers or being distracted by other things, such as a friend across the room, can hinder your typing speed and accuracy.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the type of keyboard that we use?

    • A.

      DVORAK

    • B.

      ZXCVB

    • C.

      QWERTY

    • D.

      ABCDEF

    Correct Answer
    C. QWERTY
    Explanation
    The QWERTY keyboard is the most commonly used keyboard layout. It is named after the first six letters on the top row of the keyboard. This layout was designed to prevent mechanical typewriters from jamming by placing commonly used letters apart from each other. The QWERTY layout has become the standard for keyboards and is used on most computers and devices.

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  • 4. 

    Which answer best describes this image?

    • A.

      Good technique- Wrists are straight and in a good position.

    • B.

      Bad technique- Wrists are resting on the table.

    • C.

      Good technique- Wrists are slightly above the keyboard/computer.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Bad technique- Wrists are resting on the table.
    Explanation
    The image is describing the position of the wrists while using a keyboard/computer. The correct answer states that the wrists are resting on the table, which is considered bad technique. This is because resting the wrists on a hard surface can lead to strain and discomfort in the wrists and hands. Good technique would involve keeping the wrists straight and slightly above the keyboard/computer to maintain a neutral position and reduce the risk of injury.

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  • 5. 

    When keyboarding, your arms should be at what angle?

    • A.

      180 degree

    • B.

      45 degree

    • C.

      90 degree

    • D.

      60 degree

    Correct Answer
    C. 90 degree
    Explanation
    When keyboarding, it is recommended to keep your arms at a 90-degree angle. This position helps to maintain proper posture and minimize strain on the wrists, arms, and shoulders. Keeping the arms at a right angle allows for comfortable and efficient typing, reducing the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injuries.

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  • 6. 

    Where should your feet be when keyboarding?

    • A.

      Wrapped around the legs of your chair.

    • B.

      Flat on the floor in front of you.

    • C.

      Underneath you. (You're sitting on them.)

    • D.

      You should always be standing.

    Correct Answer
    B. Flat on the floor in front of you.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Flat on the floor in front of you." When keyboarding, it is important to maintain proper posture to prevent strain and discomfort. Placing your feet flat on the floor in front of you helps to distribute your weight evenly and promotes stability. This position allows for better alignment of your spine, reducing the risk of developing musculoskeletal issues. It also helps to keep your body balanced and your legs relaxed, enabling you to type comfortably and efficiently.

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  • 7. 

    What type of posture should you have when keyboarding?

    • A.

      Slouching slightly forward.

    • B.

      Sitting up straight.

    • C.

      Leaning backward so that you have to reach for the keyboard.

    • D.

      Lying on the bed or floor.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sitting up straight.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is sitting up straight. When keyboarding, it is important to maintain a good posture to prevent strain and discomfort. Sitting up straight helps to align the spine properly, reducing the risk of developing musculoskeletal issues. Slouching forward, leaning backward, or lying down can all lead to poor posture and potential health problems. Therefore, sitting up straight is the recommended posture for keyboarding.

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  • 8. 

    When keyboarding, which of the following should you do?

    • A.

      Rest your fingers lightly on the home row and reach with your hands and wrists to type.

    • B.

      Rest your fingers lightly on the QWERTY keys and reach with your fingers to type.

    • C.

      Rest your fingers lightly on the home row and reach with your fingers to type.

    • D.

      Rest your fingers lightly on the space bar and reach with your fingers to type.

    Correct Answer
    C. Rest your fingers lightly on the home row and reach with your fingers to type.
    Explanation
    When keyboarding, it is important to rest your fingers lightly on the home row, which consists of the keys ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand. This position allows for easy access to all the keys and helps maintain proper hand and wrist alignment. By reaching with your fingers to type, you can minimize strain and fatigue on your hands and wrists, reducing the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries.

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  • 9. 

    When keyboarding in class, you should focus on

    • A.

      Speed

    • B.

      Accuracy

    • C.

      Light

    • D.

      Keyboard size

    Correct Answer
    B. Accuracy
    Explanation
    When keyboarding in class, it is important to focus on accuracy. This means typing without making mistakes and ensuring that the words and characters are entered correctly. Accuracy is crucial in academic settings as it helps to avoid errors in notes, assignments, and other written materials. While speed is also important, accuracy takes precedence as it ensures the quality and correctness of the work being produced. Light and keyboard size are not directly related to the task of keyboarding in class, so they are not as relevant in this context.

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  • 10. 

    The asdf home row keys are struck by the 

    • A.

      Left hand

    • B.

      Right hand

    • C.

      Either hand

    • D.

      Wrist

    Correct Answer
    A. Left hand
    Explanation
    The asdf home row keys are struck by the left hand.

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