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Keyboarding Mid-Term Study Guide  

 

KEYBOARDING PROFICIENCY TEST

 

 

 

 

 

The following are multiple-choice questions.  Please mark the appropriate answer on the answer form given to you by the test administrator.

 

 

 

1.    Which of the following is a proper technique when keying?

 

       a.    Keyboard on your lap

 

       b.    Wrists resting on the keyboard

 

       c.     Legs crossed at the knees

 

       d.    Slouched in the chair

 

       e.    None of the above

 

      

 

2.    After a semicolon, space _____ time(s).

 

       a.    1

 

       b.    2

 

       c.     3

 

       d.    4

 

       e.    5

 

 

 

3.    To save a new document that has just been keyed,

 

       a.    click on the Save icon and give the document a name.

 

       b.    click File, Save, and give the document a name.

 

       c.     click File, Save As, and give the document a name.

 

       d.    any of these.

 

       e.    none of these.

 

 

 

4.    A BLOCK style letter has

 

       a.    all parts beginning at the left margin.

 

       b.    indented paragraphs.

 

       c.     all parts beginning at center.

 

       d.    the date and the closing at center with the rest of the letter beginning at the left.

 

       e.    all of the above.

 

 

 

5.    The date of a personal business letter must be keyed as

 

            a.    10/31/10.

 

            b.    Oct. 31, 2010.

 

            c.     31 October 2010.

 

            d.    October 31, 2010.

 

            e.    October 31 2010.

 

 

 

6.    The body of a report should be ______.

 

       a.    single spaced

 

       b.    double spaced

 

       c.     triple spaced

 

       d.    quadruple spaced

 

       e.    none of these

 

 

 

     7.    Which key is used to indent a paragraph?

 

            a.    enter

 

            b.    shift

 

            c.     space bar

 

            d.    tab

 

            e.    none of the above

 

 

 

8.    In a personal business letter, if the first line of the inside address is Ms. Lana Carter, _____ would be an appropriate salutation.     

 

       a.    Dear Ms. Lana Carter

 

       b.    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

 

       c.     Dear Ms. Carter

 

       d.    Dear Lana Carter

 

       e.    all of the above

 

 

 

9.    What homerow finger is used to strike the c key?

 

       a.    the f finger

 

       b.    the d finger

 

       c.     the s finger

 

       d.    the j finger

 

       e.    none of the above

 

 

 

10.  To capitalize the letter a, use the ___.

 

       a.    the left shift

 

       b.    the right shift

 

       c.     caps lock

 

       d.    num lock

 

       e.    none of the above

 

 

 

11.  The letter/inside address is the name and address of the

 

       a.    writer/originator.

 

       b.    typist.

 

       c.     recipient.

 

       d.    company.

 

       e.    none of the above.

 

 

 

12.  The content of the paragraphs in a personal business letter should be ______.

 

       a.    single spaced

 

       b.    double spaced

 

       c.     triple spaced

 

       d.    quadruple spaced

 

       e.    none of these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.  Word wrap occurs when

 

       a.    the user determines where one line of text ends and the next begins.

 

b.        the insertion point goes to the next line automatically at the end of a full line.

 

       c.     a word is too long to fit on a line and is deleted.

 

       d.    both a and b.

 

       e.    both b and c.

 

 

 

14.  Between the body of the letter and the complimentary close,

 

       a.    single space.

 

       b.    double space.

 

       c.     triple space.

 

       d.    quadruple space.

 

       e.    leave the number of spaces necessary for the letter to fit on one page.     

 

 

 

15.  Vertical centering places copy on the page so that there are equal

 

       a.    left and right margins.

 

       b.    top and bottom margins.

 

       c.     spaces between tab stops.

 

       d.    header and footer margins.

 

       e.    all of the above.

 

 

 

16.  The software default setting for line spacing is

 

       a.    zero.

 

       b.    single.

 

       c.     double.

 

       d.    triple.

 

       e.    quadruple.

 

 

 

17.  The default for paragraph indentions is ____ inch.

 

       a.    0.25

 

       b.    0.5

 

       c.     0.75

 

       d.    1

 

       e.    none of the above

 

 

 

18.  After a comma, space _____ time(s).

 

       a.    0

 

       b.    1

 

       c.     2

 

       d.    either a or b

 

       e.    either b or c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.  Which key is used for a series of capital letters, or to make all letters capital?

 

       a.    Caps Lock

 

       b.    Enter

 

       c.     Shift

 

       d.    Tab

 

       e.    None of the above

 

 

 

20.  Which key is used to show the end of a paragraph?

 

       a.    Caps Lock

 

       b.    Enter

 

       c.     Shift      

 

       d.    Tab

 

       e.    None of the above

 

 

 

21.  Which of the following is a proper complimentary close?

 

a.        SINCERELY

 

b.        SINCERLY

 

c.        Sincerly

 

d.        Sincerely

 

e.        none of these

 

 

 

22.  Which of the following is keyed correctly?

 

a.        He said, "are you taking five vacation days?"

 

b.        He said, "Are you taking 5 vacation days"?

 

c.        He said, "are you taking five vacation days"?

 

d.        He said, "Are you taking 5 vacation days?"

 

e.        None of these

 

 

 

23.  Which of the following is keyed correctly?

 

a.        My next birthday is January 5th, 2010.

 

b.        My next birthday is the fifth of January, 2010.

 

c.        My next birthday is January 5, 2010.

 

d.        Either a or b is correct.

 

e.        Either b or c is correct.

 

 

 

24.  Which of the following is keyed correctly?

 

a.    "What," she said, "is the password"?

 

b.    "What", she said, "Is the password?"

 

c.    "What," she said, "Is the password"?

 

d.    "What," she said, "is the password?"

 

e.    None of these is keyed correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.Which of the following is keyed correctly?

 

a.        He lived at 10 Downing Street.

 

b.        He lived at Ten Downing Street.

 

c.        He lived at #10 Downing Street.

 

d.        He lived at Number Ten Downing Street.

 

e.        None of these is keyed correctly.

 

 

 

26.Which of the following is keyed correctly?

 

a.        Approximately ninety percent were answered correctly.

 

b.        Approximately ninety % were answered correctly.

 

c.        Approximately 90 percent were answered correctly.

 

d.        Approximately 90 % were answered correctly.

 

e.        None of these is keyed correctly.

 

 

 

27.Which of the following is punctuated correctly?

 

a.        Phillip used a spreadsheet. Paige used a database.

 

b.        Phillip used a spreadsheet; Paige used a database.

 

c.        Phillip used a spreadsheet, but Paige used a database.

 

d.        All of these are keyed correctly.

 

e.        None of these are keyed correctly.

 

 

 

28.The homerow keys for the numeric keypad are:

 

a.        123

 

b.        456

 

c.        789

 

d.        0, decimal, enter

 

e.        None of the above

 

 

 

29. Which homerow finger should be used to key the period?

 

a.        the j finger

 

b.        the k finger

 

c.        the l finger

 

d.        the ; finger

 

e.        None of the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following section is True/False.  Please mark the answer form accordingly.

 

 

 

                                             

 

30.  Personal business letters are always double spaced.

 

 

 

31.  The home row keys are asdf and hjkl.

 

 

 

32.  To see how a document will look when printed, use the print preview feature.

 

 

 

33.  The proofreader’s mark for closing a space is #.

 

 

 

34.  Default settings are preset conditions in software.

 

 

 

35.  Default tabs are set every inch on the ruler.

 

 

 

36.  In tables both text and numbers should be aligned at the left.

 

 

 

37.  The return address in a personal business letter should be keyed either above the date or below the writer’s name.

 

 

 

38.  Justification is the word processing term that means all words end at the same space at the left and right margins.

 

 

 

39.  The backspace key is operated by the j finger.

 

 

 

40.  The enter key is operated by the ; finger.