Ultimate Keyboarding Trivia Questions Test! Quiz

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This is the ultimate keyboarding trivia questions test to see how good you are when it comes to using the keyboard and the short cuts to some of the shortcuts. Do give it a try and think before answering each question. Do not change answers and do not click the Back button or risk losing your progress. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     The letter O is struck with the R3 finger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the letter O is indeed struck with the R3 finger. The R3 finger refers to the third finger on the right hand, which is commonly used to strike the letter O on a keyboard or typewriter. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 2. 

    The left arrow key located above the Enter key is the same as a Backspace key.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The left arrow key located above the Enter key is indeed the same as a Backspace key. This is because on most keyboards, the left arrow key is used to move the cursor or insertion point one character to the left, just like the Backspace key. Both keys serve the purpose of deleting or removing characters to the left of the cursor. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    Another name for the monitor is which of the following?

    • A.

      Visual display terminal

    • B.

      Video display terminal

    • C.

      Visual down terminal

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Video display terminal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Video display terminal" because it is another name for the monitor. The monitor is a device that displays visual output from a computer, and "video display terminal" accurately describes its function. The other options, "Visual display terminal" and "Visual down terminal," are not commonly used terms for a monitor. Therefore, the correct answer is "Video display terminal."

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  • 4. 

    The letter P is struck with the L4 finger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the letter "P" is struck with the L3 finger, not the L4 finger.

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  • 5. 

    The letter T is struck with which finger.

    • A.

      L1

    • B.

      L2

    • C.

      R2

    • D.

      R3

    Correct Answer
    A. L1
    Explanation
    The letter T is struck with the left index finger (L1) because it is the only finger on the left hand listed as an option.

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  • 6. 

    The semicolon is struck with the same finger that you strike the Enter Key with.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The semicolon and the Enter key are located next to each other on a standard keyboard layout. When typing, the finger used to strike the Enter key can easily reach the semicolon key without having to move or stretch. Therefore, it is true that the semicolon is struck with the same finger that you strike the Enter key with.

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  • 7. 

    The Tab key causes the cursor to skip to a preset position.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because when the Tab key is pressed, the cursor moves to the next tab stop or a preset position, which is typically set at a certain number of spaces or at specific points in a document. This allows for easy alignment and organization of text or data in documents, spreadsheets, and other applications.

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  • 8. 

    The two keys used to give you capital letters are also known as which of the following.

    • A.

      Arrow keys

    • B.

      Alternate keys

    • C.

      Control keys

    • D.

      Command keys

    Correct Answer
    D. Command keys
    Explanation
    The two keys used to give you capital letters are commonly referred to as command keys. These keys are typically found on computer keyboards and are used in combination with other keys to perform specific functions or commands. They are often labeled with symbols such as the "⌘" symbol on Apple keyboards or the "Ctrl" symbol on Windows keyboards. The term "command keys" is used to describe their function of initiating commands or actions on the computer.

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  • 9. 

    This key is used to move down one line as well as to register information into the computer.

    • A.

      Alternate keys

    • B.

      Shift keys

    • C.

      Return or Enter key

    • D.

      Command key

    Correct Answer
    C. Return or Enter key
    Explanation
    The Return or Enter key is used to move down one line and also to register information into the computer. When typing or entering data, pressing the Return or Enter key signifies the completion of an input or command, and the computer processes the information accordingly. This key is commonly used to submit forms, confirm actions, or create new lines in text documents.

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  • 10. 

    When you press the Caps Lock key it only allows you to capitalize letters, not numbers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the Caps Lock key is pressed, it activates a keyboard function that capitalizes all letters typed. However, this function does not affect numbers or any other characters on the keyboard. Therefore, it is true that the Caps Lock key only allows you to capitalize letters and not numbers.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following fingers is the correct one to strike the W key.

    • A.

      R3

    • B.

      L4

    • C.

      Shift R4

    • D.

      L3

    Correct Answer
    D. L3
    Explanation
    The correct finger to strike the W key is L3. This means that the left-hand third finger should be used to press the W key on a keyboard.

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  • 12. 

    The Insert key does not allow you to add to text already keyed on the screen.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Insert key on a keyboard allows the user to toggle between two modes: insert mode and overwrite mode. In insert mode, any new text typed will be inserted at the current cursor position, pushing the existing text to the right. This allows the user to add text in the middle of already keyed text. Therefore, the Insert key does allow you to add to text already keyed on the screen.

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  • 13. 

    The R2 finger is used to strike the letter Y.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The R2 finger is not used to strike the letter Y on a standard keyboard layout. The letter Y is typically struck by the right index finger, not the R2 finger. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 14. 

    The same finger that is used to strike the M key is also used to strike the N key.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the M and N keys are located next to each other on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. The finger used to strike the M key is typically the same finger used to strike the N key, which is the index finger of the right hand. This is a common typing technique and helps to maintain a smooth and efficient typing rhythm.

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  • 15. 

    When you turn Insert Off, then Overtype is on.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the "Insert" mode is turned off, it means that any new characters typed will replace the existing characters to the right of the cursor. This is known as the "Overtype" mode. Therefore, when Insert is off, Overtype is automatically turned on.

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  • 16. 

    It is OK to use the wrong fingers to type keys on the keyboard.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using the wrong fingers to type keys on the keyboard is not okay because it can lead to inefficient and slow typing. The correct typing technique involves using the appropriate fingers for each key, which allows for faster and more accurate typing. Using the wrong fingers can also increase the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries or other discomfort in the hands and fingers. Therefore, it is important to use the correct fingers while typing on a keyboard.

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  • 17. 

    The R4 finger is used to press the left Shift key.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The R4 finger is not used to press the left Shift key. The R4 finger refers to the right ring finger, which is typically used to press the keys on the right side of the keyboard. The left Shift key is usually pressed by the left pinky finger. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 18. 

    The same finger that presses the K is used to key the letter i. Which finger is it?

    • A.

      R2

    • B.

      L2

    • C.

      R3

    • D.

      L3

    Correct Answer
    A. R2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is R2. When typing the letter "K" on a standard keyboard, the right index finger is used to press the key. Similarly, when typing the letter "i", the right index finger is also used to press the key. Therefore, the same finger that presses the K is used to key the letter i, which is the right index finger (R2).

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  • 19. 

    The user of the computer can reset the tab stops.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the user of a computer can indeed reset the tab stops. Tab stops are used to control the horizontal position of text on a page or document. By resetting the tab stops, the user can specify where the text should align or indent when the tab key is pressed. This allows for better organization and formatting of text.

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  • 20. 

    Striking the delete key will delete errors and spaces to the right of text.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Striking the delete key will delete errors and spaces to the right of the text. This means that if there are any mistakes or extra spaces after the cursor, pressing the delete key will remove them. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 21. 

    Striking the Backspace key will not delete letters to the left of the text.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pressing the Backspace key will delete letters to the left of the text. This is because the Backspace key is typically used to remove characters that were typed incorrectly or are no longer needed. By pressing Backspace, the cursor moves to the left and erases the character that was before it. Therefore, the statement that striking the Backspace key will not delete letters to the left of the text is false.

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  • 22. 

    The motherboard is located within the computer and on it is the chip referred to as the CPU.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the motherboard is a central component of a computer that houses various hardware components, including the CPU (Central Processing Unit). The CPU is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations, making it a crucial part of the computer's functionality. Therefore, it is correct to say that the motherboard contains the CPU.

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  • 23. 

    The letter N is struck with the R1 finger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The letter N is struck with the R1 finger" is true. This implies that when typing the letter N on a keyboard, the right index finger (R1 finger) is used to press the corresponding key.

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  • 24. 

    If you press the Shift key while the Caps Lock key is on, you will get lowercase letters.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the Caps Lock key is on, it capitalizes all the letters that are typed. However, if the Shift key is pressed simultaneously, it overrides the Caps Lock and produces lowercase letters instead of uppercase. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 25. 

    The central processing unit is the same as the CPU.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the central processing unit (CPU) is the main component of a computer that performs most of the processing inside the computer. It is often referred to as the CPU, so the terms "central processing unit" and "CPU" are used interchangeably to describe the same thing. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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