# Basic Computer Key Terms And Features Quiz!

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Basic computer key terms and features quiz! If you are just getting started on your computer classes and want to test out just how much you understand the basics, this quiz is for you. Not only will you learn some terms and what they mean but will get to remember what you have forgotten. Give it a shot and all the best!

• 1.

### The four arrow keys control the following:

• A.

Cursor movement

• B.

Mouse

• C.

Monitor

• D.

Commands

A. Cursor movement
Explanation
The correct answer is cursor movement because the four arrow keys on a keyboard are typically used to move the cursor or insertion point in different directions within a document or text field. These keys allow users to navigate through the content they are working on, whether it's a word processor document, a web page, or a spreadsheet. By pressing the arrow keys, users can easily move the cursor up, down, left, or right, making it easier to edit or select specific parts of the text.

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• 2.

### The letter B is struck by the L1 finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement "The letter B is struck by the L1 finger" implies that the L1 finger makes contact with the letter B. Since the statement does not mention any other finger or action, it can be inferred that the letter B is indeed struck by the L1 finger. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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• 3.

### A small desktop computer is not a microcomputer.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
A small desktop computer is not a microcomputer because microcomputers refer to small-sized computers that have a microprocessor as their central processing unit. While a small desktop computer may be compact in size, it does not necessarily have a microprocessor and can have a more advanced processor, making it different from a microcomputer.

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• 4.

### The M is struck with the R2 finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "The M is struck with the R2 finger" is not correct. It is unclear what "M" refers to in this context, and there is no information provided about what the "R2 finger" is. Therefore, it is not possible to determine if the statement is true or false.

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• 5.

### The Control key, Shift key, and the Alternate key are used  with Function keys to carry out commands.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The Control key, Shift key, and Alternate key are commonly used in combination with the Function keys on a keyboard to perform various commands or shortcuts. These modifier keys allow users to access additional functionality or execute specific actions when pressed in conjunction with a Function key. Therefore, the statement that the Control key, Shift key, and Alternate key are used with Function keys to carry out commands is true.

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• 6.

### The letter Y is struck with the L1 finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement says that the letter Y is struck with the L1 finger. However, this is incorrect as the letter Y is typically struck with the L2 finger. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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• 7.

### The Shift key on the right of the keyboard is used to capitalize letters on the right side of the keyboard.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The Shift key on the right side of the keyboard is not specifically used to capitalize letters on the right side of the keyboard. The Shift key, regardless of its location on the keyboard, is used to temporarily switch the keyboard's input mode from lowercase to uppercase, allowing the user to type capital letters. It does not have any specific association with the right side of the keyboard.

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• 8.

### The letter X is struck with which of the following fingers.

• A.

L4

• B.

R3

• C.

L2

• D.

L3

D. L3
Explanation
The letter X is struck with the left third finger.

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• 9.

### A joystick is an output device.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
A joystick is not an output device but rather an input device. It allows the user to control the movement of objects on a screen or in a virtual environment. The user can manipulate the joystick to provide input to a computer or gaming console, which then processes the input and generates an appropriate output response. Therefore, the statement that a joystick is an output device is incorrect.

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• 10.

### The printer when ready to communicate with the computer is said to be which of the following?

• A.

Offline

• B.

Online

• C.

Plugged in

• D.

Not connected

B. Online
Explanation
When the printer is ready to communicate with the computer, it is said to be "online". This means that it is connected and available for use. Being "online" indicates that the printer is in a state where it can receive print commands from the computer and carry out printing tasks.

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• 11.

### The period is struck with which of the following fingers?

• A.

R4

• B.

L3

• C.

R3

• D.

Any of the above.

C. R3
Explanation
The period is struck with the R3 finger.

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• 12.

### The apostrophe is located on the left side of the keyboard.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The given statement is false. The apostrophe is not located on the left side of the keyboard. On a standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the apostrophe key is usually located on the right side, above the Enter key, and below the quotation mark key.

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• 13.

### If there is a paper jam in the printer, it is which of the following?

• A.

Online

• B.

• C.

Off

• D.

Offline

D. Offline
Explanation
If there is a paper jam in the printer, it will be unable to function properly and will be offline.

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• 14.

### In a word processing file, when the Insert key is Off, the overwrite feature is On.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
When the Insert key is off in a word processing file, it means that any new text typed will replace the existing text at the cursor position. This is known as the overwrite feature, which is turned on in this scenario. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 15.

### A hard copy is the same as a printout because it comes from which of the following.

• A.

Scanner

• B.

Printer

• C.

Digital Camera

• D.

Speaker

B. Printer
Explanation
A hard copy is the same as a printout because it is a physical copy of a document that has been printed out using a printer. A printer is a device that takes electronic data and transfers it onto paper, creating a hard copy of the information. A scanner is used to convert physical documents into electronic data, a digital camera captures images, and a speaker is used to produce sound. Therefore, the correct answer is printer.

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• 16.

### The letter C is struck with which finger.

• A.

R2 finger

• B.

L2 finger

• C.

L1 finger

• D.

R1 finger

B. L2 finger
Explanation
The letter C is struck with the L2 finger because the question is asking which finger is used to strike the letter C. Since the options are labeled with finger numbers, L2 finger corresponds to the second finger on the left hand. Therefore, the correct answer is L2 finger.

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• 17.

### To capitalize the letter B, you will need to first strike the Shift key with the L4 finger.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
To capitalize the letter B, you do not need to strike the Shift key with the L4 finger. The correct finger to strike the Shift key for capitalizing the letter B is the L3 finger.

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• 18.

### For this classroom, when the server is off, the printer is offline.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
When the server is off in this classroom, it means that the server is not functioning or not connected to the network. As a result, the printer, which is likely connected to the server, cannot communicate with it and therefore goes offline. This suggests that the printer's functionality is dependent on the server being on and connected to the network. Hence, the statement is true.

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• 19.

### You turn on the computer, and 'boot' the monitor.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the monitor does not need to be "booted". Booting refers to the process of starting up a computer system, which includes loading the operating system and initializing the hardware components. The monitor is a peripheral device that displays the output from the computer, but it does not have its own operating system or require a booting process.

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• 20.

### The letter V is located at the right of the letter B on the first row.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The letter V is not located at the right of the letter B on the first row.

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• 21.

### A microphone is an input device.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A microphone is classified as an input device because it is used to convert sound waves into electrical signals that can be processed by a computer or other audio equipment. It allows users to input their voice or other audio signals into a device for recording, amplification, or communication purposes. Therefore, the statement that a microphone is an input device is correct.

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• 22.

### To learn the keyboard, you must not look at your fingers.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the correct answer, True, is that in order to learn the keyboard, it is important to develop muscle memory and touch typing skills. By not looking at your fingers while typing, you force yourself to rely on these skills, which can lead to increased speed and accuracy. Looking at your fingers while typing can slow you down and make it more difficult to learn the layout of the keyboard.

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• 23.

### A speaker is an input device.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because a speaker is an output device, not an input device. Input devices are used to provide data or instructions to a computer, while output devices are used to display or transmit processed data from a computer. A speaker is used to produce sound output, making it an output device.

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• 24.

### The CPU is not a chip.  It is the name for the computer.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The given statement is false because the CPU (Central Processing Unit) is not the name for the computer; it is actually a chip or a hardware component within the computer. The CPU is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations, but it is not the entire computer itself.

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• 25.

### The Q and P keys are struck by which two fingers?

• A.

L4 and R4

• B.

L1 and R1

• C.

R3 and L3

• D.

R4 and L3

A. L4 and R4
Explanation
The Q and P keys are struck by the left fourth finger (L4) and the right fourth finger (R4).

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