Typewriters: History & Types - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. What are the three major types of typewriters, in chronological order?

2. Which innovation in typewriter design made it possible to use two different characters with the same key?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the history and types of typewriters. Topics assessed include the year the first commercially successful typewriter was introduced and the three major types of typewriters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of carbon copy
  • Innovations in typewriters
  • The term QWERTY

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related information systems lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three types of typewriters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify when the first commercially successful typewriter was introduced

Additional Learning

To learn more about typewriters, review the accompanying lesson titled Typewriters: History & Types. You will encounter the following objectives:

  • Understand the history of the typewriter
  • Identify the components of a typewriter
  • Give an example of each of the three major types of typewriters