Proper Keyboard Typing Technique Quiz

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How good are you at typing? Do you know the correct and proper keyboard typing technique? Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of good keyboarding techniques. One should always follow the correct keyboard technique to reduce typo errors and increase speed and accuracy without being injured. The quiz below asks about some of the important techniques related to the keyboard. Do you know all of them? Give this quiz a try and check for yourself. All the best, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What do timed writings strive to improve?

    • A.

      Performance and accuracy

    • B.

      Speed and accuracy

    • C.

      Skill and accuracy

    • D.

      Technique and accuracy

    Correct Answer
    B. Speed and accuracy
    Explanation
    Timed writings strive to improve speed and accuracy. This means that the goal of timed writings is to enhance both the ability to write quickly and efficiently, as well as to maintain a high level of accuracy in the content being written. By practicing timed writings, individuals can work on increasing their writing speed while still maintaining accuracy, which is essential in many professional and academic settings where time constraints are present.

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  • 2. 

    A standard word in keyboarding consists of how many letters, numbers, symbols, or spaces?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Five
    Explanation
    A standard word in keyboarding consists of five letters, numbers, symbols, or spaces. This means that a word on a keyboard can be made up of any combination of these elements, and it must have a minimum of five of them to be considered a standard word.

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  • 3. 

    Natalie was timed for 1 minute and keyed 35 words. What is this score called? 

    • A.

      Generate Words A Minute

    • B.

      Gross Words A Minute

    • C.

      Speed Per Minute

    • D.

      Timed Words A Minute

    Correct Answer
    B. Gross Words A Minute
    Explanation
    The score in this scenario is called "Gross Words A Minute" because it represents the total number of words typed by Natalie in one minute, without taking into account any errors or corrections. This score measures the overall speed and productivity of the typist.

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  • 4. 

    What does it mean if the line spacing is SS?

    • A.

      Single Spacing

    • B.

      Solar Spacing

    • C.

      Stop Spacing

    • D.

      Symbol Spacing

    Correct Answer
    A. Single Spacing
    Explanation
    If the line spacing is SS, it means that the text is formatted with single spacing. Single spacing refers to the formatting style where there is no additional space between lines of text. This means that each line is immediately followed by the next line without any extra space in between. This formatting style is commonly used in documents and papers to conserve space and make the text more compact.

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  • 5. 

    How many lines of 12 point type equal one vertical inch in a document?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    C. Six
    Explanation
    In a document, the number of lines of 12 point type that equal one vertical inch is six. This means that if you were to measure one inch vertically on the document, you would find six lines of text that are each 12 points in size.

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  • 6. 

    What does the main area or central portion of the keyboard consist of?

    • A.

      Alphanumeric keys

    • B.

      Directional keys

    • C.

      Function keys

    • D.

      Numeric keypad

    Correct Answer
    A. Alphanumeric keys
    Explanation
    The main area or central portion of the keyboard consists of alphanumeric keys. These keys include both letters and numbers, allowing users to input text and numbers easily. The alphanumeric keys are the most commonly used keys on a keyboard and are essential for typing and data entry tasks. They are arranged in a QWERTY layout, with the letters A-Z and the numbers 0-9.

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  • 7. 

    What does the combination of JKL; represent?

    • A.

      Arrangement of the keyboard

    • B.

      Function keys

    • C.

      Left hand homerow

    • D.

      Right hand homerow

    Correct Answer
    D. Right hand homerow
    Explanation
    The combination of JKL; represents the right hand homerow on a keyboard. The homerow is the row where the fingers rest when typing, and the right hand homerow includes the keys J, K, L, and the semicolon (;). This is the default position for the right hand when touch typing, and it allows for efficient and comfortable typing.

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  • 8. 

    What do the letters ASDF represent?

    • A.

      Arrangement of the keyboard

    • B.

      Function keys

    • C.

      Left hand homerow

    • D.

      Right hand homerow

    Correct Answer
    C. Left hand homerow
    Explanation
    The letters ASDF represent the left hand homerow on a keyboard. The homerow is the row where the fingers of the hand rest when typing. The left hand homerow consists of the keys A, S, D, and F on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout. These keys are positioned under the four fingers of the left hand, making them easily accessible for touch typing.

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  • 9. 

    Robert is keying a business letter and needs to place a double space after the salutation. Which should he do?

    • A.

      Press the enter key one time

    • B.

      Press the enter key two times

    • C.

      Press the space bar one time

    • D.

      Press the space bar two times

    Correct Answer
    B. Press the enter key two times
    Explanation
    To place a double space after the salutation in a business letter, Robert should press the enter key two times. This will create a blank line between the salutation and the body of the letter, providing the desired double spacing. Pressing the enter key one time would only create a single line break, not achieving the double spacing required. Pressing the space bar one or two times would not create the desired double space after the salutation.

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  • 10. 

    What name is given to the most common arrangement of keyboards?

    • A.

      BASIC

    • B.

      CDROM

    • C.

      IBMS

    • D.

      QWERTY

    Correct Answer
    D. QWERTY
    Explanation
    QWERTY is the correct answer because it refers to the most common arrangement of keyboards. The QWERTY keyboard layout is named after the first six letters in the top-left row of keys. It was designed to prevent typewriter keys from jamming by placing commonly used letters apart from each other. The QWERTY layout has become the standard for most typewriters and computer keyboards worldwide.

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  • 11. 

    When Susie composes at the keyboard, she always sits up straight, uses correct fingering, keeps wrists up, and eyes on the copy. Susie is demonstrating proper:

    • A.

      Ergonmics

    • B.

      Keyboarding

    • C.

      Technique

    • D.

      Touch typing

    Correct Answer
    C. Technique
    Explanation
    The given answer "Technique" is correct because it refers to the specific skills and methods that Susie is using while composing at the keyboard. The passage mentions that she sits up straight, uses correct fingering, keeps wrists up, and eyes on the copy, which all indicate that she is following proper technique while keyboarding. This includes maintaining good posture, using the correct hand and finger positions, and focusing on the task at hand.

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  • 12. 

    Most documents are keyed on standard paper that measures:

    • A.

      8 x 11 inches

    • B.

      8 x 11 1/2 inches

    • C.

      8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

    • D.

      8 1/2 x 11 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 8 1/2 x 11 inches
    Explanation
    Most documents are keyed on standard paper that measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches. This size is commonly known as letter size and is widely used in offices and for printing documents. It provides a good balance between space for content and ease of handling. The other options mentioned in the question are not commonly used standard paper sizes.

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  • 13. 

    All keystrokes originate from which keys on the keyboard?

    • A.

      Function

    • B.

      Homerow

    • C.

      Qwerty

    • D.

      Uppercase

    Correct Answer
    B. Homerow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Homerow. The homerow keys are the keys on a keyboard where the fingers rest when typing. These keys include the letters A, S, D, F, J, K, L, and the semicolon (;). Since all keystrokes originate from the fingers resting on the homerow keys, this is the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    Jim is setting up a new office. He is researching the latest equipment and workspace design to make sure he has a comfortable working environment. This is an example of:

    • A.

      Economics

    • B.

      Ergonomics

    • C.

      Physics

    • D.

      Politics

    Correct Answer
    B. Ergonomics
    Explanation
    Jim's research on the latest equipment and workspace design to create a comfortable working environment indicates that he is concerned about the well-being and efficiency of the employees. This aligns with the concept of ergonomics, which focuses on designing and arranging the workplace to optimize human performance and well-being. By considering ergonomics, Jim aims to enhance productivity, reduce work-related injuries, and create a comfortable and efficient office space.

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  • 15. 

    An important skill that involves the ability to enter text by using the correct fingers without looking at the keys is:

    • A.

      Ergonomics

    • B.

      Hunt and pecking

    • C.

      Keyboarding

    • D.

      Input

    Correct Answer
    C. Keyboarding
    Explanation
    Keyboarding is the correct answer because it refers to the skill of entering text by using the correct fingers without looking at the keys. This skill is important for efficient and accurate typing. Ergonomics refers to the study of designing and arranging workspaces to optimize productivity and reduce the risk of injury. Hunt and pecking is a typing style where individuals use random fingers to find and press keys. Input is a broad term that can refer to any method of entering data or commands into a computer system.

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