Data Entry and Keyboard Skill Question and Answer Class 9

Multiple choice questions

  1. Which of the following is not a key for punctuation marks?

a) comma (,)

b) period (.)

c) semicolon (;)

d) equal sign (=)

Answer: d) equal sign (=) 


  1. Which of the following is not an arrow key?

a) top (^)

b) down (↓)

c) right (→)

d) left (←)

Answer:a) top (^)


  1. Which of the following operation is not performed by a mouse?

a) Left Click

b) Right Click

c) Middle Click

d) Double Click

Answer:d) Double Click 


  1. In the Rapid typing tutor, which of the following is not true?

a) Green letters denote right inputs.

b) Yellow letters stand for right inputs in extra time.

c) Red letters denote wrong inputs within time.

d) Orange letters indicate wrong inputs with in time.

Answer:b) Yellow letters stand for right inputs in extra time. 



  1. The lesson control panel can be used for______________.

a) animation

b) enable or disable sounds

c) plain

d) background

Answer:b) enable or disable sounds


Fill in the blanks

  1. A touch typist knows the location on the keyboard through _________memory.[muscle]
  2. The typing speed is measured in ____________.[words per minute (WPM)]
  3. Alphabets (A–Z) and numbers (0–9) are known as ________keys.[alphanumeric]
  4. Del key deletes the character at the _________ cursor position.[current]
  5. A standard keyboard has__________Function keys.[12]
  6. Numeric keypad is used to enter ___________ data.[numerical]
  7. Page Up key is used to shift the __________ one page up.[document]
  8. Pressing the End key moves the cursor to the ____________character of the line.[end]
  9. On numeric keypad ‘0’ is to be pressed by the ___________thumb.[right]
  10. The numeric keypad has _____ columns and _______ rows.[3, 3]


State whether the statements given below are True or False.

  1. The Alt key is always used with the other key.[True]
  2. There are 5 arrow keys on the keyboard.[False]
  3. The Backspace key is used to delete the character on the right to the cursor.[False]
  4. Caps lock key is a toggle key.[True]
  5. The control key is used in conjunction with other keys.[True]
  6. Enter key is also known as Return key.[True]
  7. The function keys have different meaning in different software.[True]
  8. The keys ‘F’ and ‘J’ are known as guide keys.[False]
  9. There are two Caps Lock keys on the keyboard.[False]
  10. The mouse has two scroll buttons.[False]
  11. PageDown key is used to move the cursor on next page.[True]
  12. Pressing the Home Key, moves the cursor to the first character in the document.[True]
  13. On a numeric keypad, the number 8 is the guide key.[False]
  14. In Rapid typing tutor, the right input entered is denoted by yellow color.[False]
  15. In Rapid typing tutor, the right input entered in exceeding time frame is denoted by Red colour.[False]


Short answer questions (50 words)

1. Discuss the various types of keys available on a computer keyboard.

The various types of keys available on a computer keyboard include:

  • Alphanumeric Keys: These keys include letters (A-Z) and numbers (0-9).
  • Function Keys: These keys (F1-F12) are located at the top row of the keyboard and have different functions depending on the software or operating system being used.
  • Modifier Keys: These keys include Shift, Control (Ctrl), Alt, and Windows/Mac key. They modify the function of other keys when pressed in combination.
  • Arrow Keys: These keys (Up, Down, Left, Right) are used for navigation and moving the cursor.
  • Special Keys: These keys include Enter/Return, Backspace, Delete, Caps Lock, Tab, Escape (Esc), Spacebar, etc. They perform specific functions related to input, editing, and controlling the computer.


2. Differentiate between Home Keys and Guide Keys.

Home Keys are specific keys on the keyboard where the fingers are placed when not typing to maintain proper hand position. The home keys for touch typing are the middle row keys: ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand.

Guide Keys, on the other hand, are reference keys that help the typist position their fingers correctly on the keyboard. They are raised or indented keys that provide tactile feedback to locate the home row keys. The guide keys on a computer keyboard are F and J, indicated by small bumps or ridges, and on a typewriter, they are F and J as well.


3. What do you understand by Guide Keys? Name the Guide keys of a (a) computer keyboard (b) typewriter

The guide keys on a computer keyboard are F and J.

On a typewriter, the guide keys are also F and J.


4. Explain the role of typing ergonomics.

Typing ergonomics refers to the science of designing and arranging the workspace and equipment to promote comfortable and efficient typing. It involves adopting proper posture, positioning the keyboard at the correct height and angle, using ergonomic keyboards or accessories, and taking breaks to prevent repetitive strain injuries and promote overall health and well-being.


5. Why the use of various typing software is common now-a-days?

The use of various typing software is common nowadays because it offers several benefits. Typing software helps individuals improve their typing speed, accuracy, and efficiency through structured lessons, exercises, and practice sessions. It provides real-time feedback, tracks progress, and offers customized training programs. Typing software is widely used in educational settings, workplaces, and for personal development due to its effectiveness and convenience.



6. Mention the finger allocation of keys of the Bottom Row of computer keyboard.

The finger allocation for the Bottom Row (from left to right) of a computer keyboard is as follows:

  • Left little finger: Z, X
  • Left ring finger: A, S
  • Left middle finger: Q, W
  • Left index finger: 1, 2
  • Right index finger: 0, P
  • Right middle finger: 9, O
  • Right ring finger: L, ;
  • Right little finger: ., /