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Typewriter: Quiz


Question 1: Most of these replaced the typeball with a metal or plastic ________ mechanism (a disk with the letters molded on the outside edge of the "petals").
Dot matrix printerDaisy wheel printerTypewriterWord processor

Question 2: ________ used to write his books standing up in front of a Royal typewriter suitably placed on a tall bookshelf.
The Sun Also RisesA Moveable FeastErnest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea

Question 3: This typewriter, still on its bookshelf, is kept in Finca Vigia, Hemingway's ________ house (now a museum) where he lived until 1960—the year before his death.
Santo DomingoMexico CitySan Juan, Puerto RicoHavana

Question 4: [11] The QWERTY layout of keys has become the ________ standard for English-language typewriter and computer keyboards.
MoroccoDe factoUnited KingdomUnited States

Question 5: ________ used typewriter keys on the track "One Way Road to Hell" on their 1974 album Road Food.
American Woman (song)The Guess WhoRandy BachmanBurton Cummings

Question 6: In the ________, typewriters (together with printing presses, copy machines, and later computer printers) were a controlled technology, with secret police in charge of maintaining files of the typewriters and their owners.
Eastern BlocIron CurtainBerlin WallJoseph Stalin

Question 7: Stenographers and ________ could take down information at rates up to 130 words per minute, whereas a writer with a pen was limited to a maximum of 30 words per minute (the 1853 speed record).
TelegraphyElectrical telegraphRadioUnited Kingdom

Question 8: ________ and William F. Buckley Jr. (1982) were among many writers who were very reluctant to switch from typewriters to computers.
Andy RooneyDiane SawyerDan Rather60 Minutes

Question 9: The ________ describes it merely as "the first writing mechanism whose invention was documented," but even that claim may be excessive, since Turri's invention pre-dates it.
Imperial War MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumScience Museum (London)Natural History Museum

Question 10: ________, a fast typist at 100 words per minute, typed On the Road on a roll of paper so he wouldn't be interrupted by having to change the paper.
Desolation Angels (novel)The Dharma BumsBeat GenerationJack Kerouac

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