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  • 1. 

    What are the home row keys for the right hand?

    • A.

      Hkl;

    • B.

      Jki;

    • C.

      Jhl;

    • D.

      Jkl;

    Correct Answer
    D. Jkl;
    Explanation
    The home row keys for the right hand are jkl;. These keys are located in the middle row of the keyboard, and they are where the fingers naturally rest when typing. The j key is placed under the index finger, the k key under the middle finger, the l key under the ring finger, and the ; key under the pinky finger. These keys are important for touch typing as they provide a reference point for hand placement and help increase typing speed and accuracy.

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  • 2. 

    What is the only key on the keyboard that can be hit with more than one finger?

    • A.

      Return

    • B.

      Spacebar

    • C.

      Backspace

    Correct Answer
    B. Spacebar
    Explanation
    The spacebar is the only key on the keyboard that can be hit with more than one finger. This is because the spacebar is wider and longer than the other keys, allowing for multiple fingers to press it simultaneously. This can be useful when typing quickly or when needing to create a larger space between words or sentences.

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  • 3. 

    What are the home row keys for the left hand?

    • A.

      Asdf

    • B.

      Sdfg

    • C.

      Asdh

    • D.

      Jkl;

    Correct Answer
    A. Asdf
    Explanation
    The home row keys for the left hand are "asdf". This is because the home row keys are the keys where the fingers of the hand naturally rest when typing. In the given options, "asdf" is the only combination that consists of keys located on the home row for the left hand.

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  • 4. 

    What key is hit with your left index finger?

    • A.

      S

    • B.

      D

    • C.

      F

    • D.

      A

    Correct Answer
    C. F
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "f" because when typing on a standard QWERTY keyboard, the letter "f" is located on the left side of the keyboard, in the middle row. It is typically struck with the left index finger.

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  • 5. 

    What finger do you use to type the "L" key?

    • A.

      Right pinky finger

    • B.

      Left middle finger

    • C.

      Right ring finger

    • D.

      Right middle finger

    Correct Answer
    C. Right ring finger
    Explanation
    The "L" key is typically located on the right side of the keyboard, close to the right hand. The right ring finger is the finger that is naturally positioned closest to this key, making it the most logical choice for typing the "L" key.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is not a home row key?

    • A.

      D

    • B.

      H

    • C.

      L

    • D.

      S

    Correct Answer
    B. H
    Explanation
    The home row keys on a keyboard are the keys where the fingers naturally rest, which are ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand. In this case, "h" is not a home row key because it is not located on the home row.

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  • 7. 

    You should use the Thumb finger to hit the letter “B”.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using the thumb finger to hit the letter "B" is incorrect. The thumb is not typically used to type the letter "B" on a keyboard. The correct finger to use for typing the letter "B" is the index finger of the right hand. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    The top row keys QWERTY are found where on the keyboard

    • A.

      Inside the lines

    • B.

      Just below the space bar

    • C.

      To the left of the home row keys

    • D.

      Above the home row keys

    Correct Answer
    D. Above the home row keys
    Explanation
    The top row keys QWERTY are found above the home row keys on the keyboard. The home row keys are the middle row of keys on the keyboard where the fingers rest when typing. The top row keys consist of the letters Q, W, E, R, T, and Y, and are located directly above the home row keys.

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  • 9. 

    One way to help avoid stress while keying is to maintain the correct keying posture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Maintaining the correct keying posture is indeed one way to avoid stress while typing. Proper posture helps in reducing strain on the muscles and joints, preventing discomfort and potential injuries. It promotes better alignment of the body, specifically the wrists, fingers, and back, which can minimize the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome. By adopting the correct keying posture, individuals can ensure a more comfortable and ergonomic typing experience, thereby reducing the likelihood of stress and physical strain.

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  • 10. 

    What are the home row keys?

    • A.

      Asdf gh jkl;

    • B.

      Asdf jkl;

    • C.

      Qwerty

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Asdf jkl;
    Explanation
    The home row keys are the keys on a keyboard where the fingers naturally rest when typing. In the QWERTY keyboard layout, the home row keys are "asdf" for the left hand and "jkl;" for the right hand. These keys are positioned in the middle row of the keyboard and are easily accessible, allowing for efficient and ergonomic typing. The answer "asdf jkl;" correctly identifies the home row keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

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  • 11. 

    The official name of the keyboard is...

    • A.

      QWERTY

    • B.

      Home row keyboard

    • C.

      Microsoft Keyboard

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. QWERTY
    Explanation
    The correct answer is QWERTY. QWERTY is the standard keyboard layout used for most English-language keyboards. It is named after the first six letters in the top row of the keyboard. The QWERTY layout was designed in the 19th century to prevent mechanical typewriters from jamming by placing commonly used letters apart from each other. It has since become the most widely used keyboard layout and is used on most computer keyboards and typewriters.

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  • 12. 

    This key executes commands with other keys.

    • A.

      Enter Key

    • B.

      Esc key

    • C.

      Alt key

    • D.

      Shift Key

    Correct Answer
    C. Alt key
    Explanation
    The Alt key is the correct answer because it is commonly used as a modifier key in combination with other keys to execute commands. It is often used in keyboard shortcuts to perform various functions in different software applications. Pressing the Alt key along with another key or combination of keys can trigger specific actions or access certain menus or options within a program.

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  • 13. 

    This key capitalizes all letters when it is locked down

    • A.

      Caps lock key

    • B.

      Shift key

    • C.

      Both of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Caps lock key
    Explanation
    The caps lock key is the correct answer because it is the key that, when locked down, capitalizes all letters. When the caps lock key is activated, all typed letters appear as uppercase, regardless of whether the shift key is pressed or not. The shift key, on the other hand, is used to temporarily capitalize letters while it is held down, but it does not lock the capitalization. Therefore, the correct answer is the caps lock key.

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  • 14. 

    This key makes symbols when used with other keys.

    • A.

      Alt key

    • B.

      Shift key

    • C.

      Esc key

    • D.

      Tab key

    Correct Answer
    B. Shift key
    Explanation
    The shift key is the correct answer because it is commonly used in combination with other keys to produce symbols or alternate characters. When the shift key is pressed simultaneously with another key, it modifies the output and allows the user to type uppercase letters, special characters, or access additional functions on the keyboard. This key is essential for typing symbols and characters that are not directly printed on the keyboard.

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  • 15. 

    Programs and routines that control the functioning of a computer.

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Desktop

    • D.

      Hard drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Software
    Explanation
    Software refers to programs and routines that control the functioning of a computer. It includes all the instructions and data that tell a computer how to perform specific tasks. Unlike hardware, which consists of physical components, software is intangible and can be installed, executed, and updated on a computer. Examples of software include operating systems, applications, and utilities.

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  • 16. 

    If I want my text to move to the next line automatically, what would I rely on?

    • A.

      Word wrap

    • B.

      The enter key

    • C.

      Esc key

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Word wrap
    Explanation
    Word wrap is a feature that automatically moves the text to the next line when it reaches the end of the current line. This allows the text to be displayed in a readable format without the need for manual line breaks or scrolling horizontally. By relying on word wrap, the text will automatically adjust and move to the next line, ensuring that it fits within the available space. The enter key is used to manually create line breaks, while the esc key is typically used for canceling or exiting a function. Therefore, neither the enter key nor the esc key would be relied upon for automatically moving the text to the next line.

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  • 17. 

    How would you get the insertion point to move to the left margin?

    • A.

      It's not possible

    • B.

      Press the enter key

    • C.

      Press the esc key

    • D.

      Press the ctrl key

    Correct Answer
    B. Press the enter key
    Explanation
    Pressing the enter key in most text editing software or word processors will move the insertion point to the left margin. This is a standard behavior and allows for easy navigation and editing of text.

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  • 18. 

    The delete key removes characters to the left of the insertion point

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The delete key actually removes characters to the right of the insertion point, not to the left. When you press the delete key, it erases the character that comes after the cursor or insertion point.

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  • 19. 

    The  backspace key deletes characters to the left of the insertion point

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The backspace key is used to delete characters to the left of the insertion point. When you press the backspace key, it removes the character immediately before the cursor or insertion point, allowing you to correct mistakes or delete unwanted text. This is a common function of the backspace key on most keyboards, making the statement true.

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  • 20. 

    Your fingers should gently curve over the keys while your wrists are in a flat, neutral position.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because when typing, it is important to maintain a proper hand and wrist position to avoid strain and injury. Curving the fingers over the keys allows for better reach and accuracy, while keeping the wrists in a flat, neutral position helps to prevent strain on the tendons and nerves. This position promotes a more ergonomic and comfortable typing experience.

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  • 21. 

    Position the monitor at eye level.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Positioning the monitor at eye level is important for maintaining good posture and preventing strain on the neck and eyes. When the monitor is too low, it can cause the user to slouch and strain their neck by looking downward. On the other hand, if the monitor is too high, it can cause the user to tilt their head back, leading to neck and shoulder discomfort. By positioning the monitor at eye level, it allows the user to maintain a neutral posture and reduces the risk of developing musculoskeletal issues.

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  • 22. 

    Sit up straight with your feet under your chair.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because it states that you should sit up straight with your feet under your chair. However, the correct posture for sitting is to have your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest, with your back straight and supported by the chair. Placing your feet under the chair can lead to discomfort and poor posture.

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  • 23. 

    Keying with the wrong fingers is a good habit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Keying with the wrong fingers is not a good habit. It can lead to slower typing speed, increased errors, and potential discomfort or strain on the hands and fingers. It is important to use the correct fingers for each key to maintain efficiency and accuracy while typing.

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  • 24. 

    You should always rest your arms or wrists on the desk while you are keying.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Resting your arms or wrists on the desk while keying can lead to strain and discomfort in the long run. It is recommended to keep your arms and wrists in a neutral position and use proper ergonomics while typing to prevent any potential injuries or repetitive strain.

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  • 25. 

    Your fingertips should be touching the home keys.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that when typing, your fingertips should be in contact with the home keys on the keyboard. This is true because the home keys (ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand) are positioned in a way that allows for efficient and accurate typing. By keeping your fingertips on the home keys, you can easily reach the other keys without looking at the keyboard, which improves typing speed and accuracy.

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  • 26. 

    A benefit of correct keying is that you will increase your speed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Correct keying refers to accurately pressing the keys on a keyboard while typing. When you key in correctly, you make fewer mistakes and do not need to spend time correcting them. This leads to increased typing speed as you can type more words per minute without interruptions. Therefore, the statement that correct keying helps increase speed is true.

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  • 27. 

    Who was the inventor of the typewriter?

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus

    • B.

      Christopher Latham Shole

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Christopher Latham Shole
    Explanation
    Christopher Latham Shole is the correct answer for the inventor of the typewriter. He was an American inventor who is credited with inventing the first practical typewriter. He developed the QWERTY keyboard layout, which is still used in modern keyboards today. Shole's invention revolutionized the way people communicate and greatly contributed to the advancement of writing and typing technology.

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  • 28. 

    When was the first keyboard invented?

    • A.

      1872

    • B.

      1864

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1800

    Correct Answer
    B. 1864
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1864. This is the year when the first keyboard was invented.

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