What is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions


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What categories of keys can you find on a typical keyboard?

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1. What is a virtual keyboard?

2. What is the most famous combination of keys (on a Windows operating system)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A computer keyboard is an input device used to enter characters and functions into the computer system by pressing keys, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this device. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of types of keyboards and categories of keys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Types of keyboards
  • Keyboard layouts
  • Categories and combinations of keys

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on computer input hardware
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as virtual keyboard and special function key
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding keyboards
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about keyboards

Additional Learning

To learn more about computer input devices, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the parts of a keyboard
  • Understand the different categories of keys on a keyboard
  • Know different types of keyboards