Keyboarding 101 Trivia Quiz For Beginners Keyboarders

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Check out the basic keyboarding quiz with some very basic ideas and tips for keyboarding that all should know or learn. The quiz questions will help test your knowledge as you start to practice keyboarding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is it important to learn to type efficiently?

    • A.

      So you will have more time to spend with your friends

    • B.

      It is a required job skill in majority of occupations.

    • C.

      It allows you to communicate with friends, teachers and family.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Efficient typing is important because it allows individuals to save time, which can be used to spend with friends. Additionally, it is a necessary skill in the majority of occupations, as most jobs require the use of computers and typing. Furthermore, efficient typing enables effective communication with friends, teachers, and family, whether through messaging platforms or email. Therefore, all of the given options are valid reasons for why it is important to learn to type efficiently.

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  • 2. 

    When you are typing, your eyes should NOT be looking at...

    • A.

      The keyboard

    • B.

      The computer screen

    • C.

      The text being typed

    • D.

      Any errors that occur

    Correct Answer
    A. The keyboard
    Explanation
    When you are typing, your eyes should not be looking at the keyboard because this can slow down your typing speed and increase the chances of making errors. By looking at the keyboard while typing, you are not able to see what you are typing on the computer screen, which can lead to mistakes and the need for constant backtracking. It is important to keep your eyes on the computer screen while typing to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

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  • 3. 

    Why is it important to sit properly at the computer?

    • A.

      To prevent damage to the equipment

    • B.

      To prevent injuries to your body

    • C.

      To enable faster typing speeds

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. To prevent injuries to your body
    Explanation
    Sitting properly at the computer is important to prevent injuries to your body. Poor posture while sitting for long periods can lead to various health issues such as back pain, neck strain, and musculoskeletal disorders. Maintaining good posture helps to align the spine, reduce strain on muscles and joints, and promote overall comfort and well-being. By sitting properly, you can minimize the risk of developing these injuries and promote a healthier and more productive work environment.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is NOT a key point for sitting safely at the computer?

    • A.

      Backpacks should be stowed near your feet.

    • B.

      Arms should be at a 90 to 110 degree angle.

    • C.

      Body should be centered with the H key on the keyboard.

    • D.

      Feet should be flat on the floor with one slightly in front of the other.

    Correct Answer
    A. Backpacks should be stowed near your feet.
    Explanation
    The key points for sitting safely at the computer include keeping the arms at a 90 to 110 degree angle, centering the body with the H key on the keyboard, and keeping the feet flat on the floor with one slightly in front of the other. However, stowing backpacks near your feet is not mentioned as a key point for sitting safely at the computer.

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  • 5. 

    While typing, wrists should be

    • A.

      Bent slightly to the left or right depending on what is comfortable.

    • B.

      Resting on the computer or table so they don't get tired.

    • C.

      Straight but floating above the keys to access long key strokes.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Straight but floating above the keys to access long key strokes.
  • 6. 

    What hand and which finger do you use to type the letter r?

    • A.

      Right hand, ring finger

    • B.

      Right hand, middle finger

    • C.

      Left hand, middle finger

    • D.

      Left hand, pointer finger

    Correct Answer
    D. Left hand, pointer finger
    Explanation
    The letter "r" is typed using the left hand's pointer finger. The left hand is responsible for typing the letters on the left side of the keyboard, and the pointer finger is used to press the "r" key specifically.

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  • 7. 

    When typing, your fingers should always rest on the ________.

    • A.

      School position

    • B.

      Home school position

    • C.

      Hello row position

    • D.

      Home row position

    Correct Answer
    D. Home row position
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Home row position". When typing, your fingers should always rest on the home row position, which is the middle row of the keyboard where the letters ASDF and JKL; are located. This position allows for efficient and accurate typing as it provides a reference point for your fingers to easily reach all other keys on the keyboard.

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  • 8. 

    Why do the letters F and J have a raised bump on the keys?

    • A.

      To help typists with poor vision.

    • B.

      To help typists find their way back to the home row keys.

    • C.

      To help typists reach for the other keys.

    • D.

      There are no bumps on those letters.

    Correct Answer
    B. To help typists find their way back to the home row keys.
    Explanation
    The letters F and J have a raised bump on the keys to help typists find their way back to the home row keys. These bumps serve as tactile indicators, allowing typists to quickly locate the correct position for their index fingers without having to look at the keyboard. This is particularly useful for touch typists who rely on muscle memory and do not need to constantly look at the keys while typing.

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  • 9. 

    What is the correct way to use the shift keys when typing a capital letter? 

    • A.

      Use both shift keys at the same time

    • B.

      Use the Caps Lock instead of the shift key

    • C.

      Use the shift key on the opposite side of the keyboard

    • D.

      Use the shift key on the same side of the keyboard

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the shift key on the opposite side of the keyboard
    Explanation
    When typing a capital letter, the correct way to use the shift keys is to use the shift key on the opposite side of the keyboard. This means if you want to type a capital letter with your left hand, you should use the right shift key, and vice versa. Using the shift key on the opposite side helps to balance the workload between your hands and allows for more comfortable and efficient typing.

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  • 10. 

    To go on to the next line when typing on a computer keyboard, what key do you press?

    • A.

      Delete

    • B.

      Enter/Return Key

    • C.

      End

    • D.

      Home

    Correct Answer
    B. Enter/Return Key
    Explanation
    To go on to the next line when typing on a computer keyboard, you need to press the Enter/Return key. This key is commonly used to create a line break or start a new paragraph in various applications and text editors. Pressing the Enter/Return key helps in organizing and formatting text by separating it into different lines or paragraphs.

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  • 11. 

    Which are the set of home row keys used by the right hand?

    • A.

      Asdf

    • B.

      Fjdk

    • C.

      Alsk

    • D.

      Jkl;

    Correct Answer
    D. Jkl;
    Explanation
    The set of home row keys used by the right hand are jkl;. These keys are located in the middle row of the keyboard and are the default resting position for the right hand. By placing the fingers on these keys, it allows for efficient and balanced typing, as the other fingers can easily reach the surrounding keys without straining the hand.

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