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8th Grade Technology Assessment

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8th Grade Technology Assessment

This is the 8th Grade Technology Assessment administered each year to our 8th graders.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which computer peripheral is often times called the "screen"?
    • A. 

      Scanner

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 2. 
    Which computer peripheral is used when you would like to use a DVD or CD?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      CD/DVD tray

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 3. 
    Which computer peripheral uses left clicks and right clicks?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Scanner

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 4. 
    Which of the icons would you click to boldface highlighted text?   
    • A. 

      The "B"

    • B. 

      The "U"

    • C. 

      The "I"

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 5. 
    Which of the icons would you click to underline highlighted text?   
    • A. 

      The "B"

    • B. 

      The "U"

    • C. 

      The "I"

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 6. 
    Hich of the icons would you click to italicize highlighted text?   
    • A. 

      The "B"

    • B. 

      The "U"

    • C. 

      The "I"

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 7. 
    What is the row of keys called that we set our fingers on as we prepare to type?
    • A. 

      Skid Row

    • B. 

      Home Row

    • C. 

      Finger Row

    • D. 

      Key Row

  • 8. 
    Which 2 keys are the "anchor keys" on the keyboard?
    • A. 

      A and K

    • B. 

      E and O

    • C. 

      F and J

    • D. 

      T and ;

  • 9. 
    What does the "shift key" do on the keyboard?
    • A. 

      When held down, it capitalizes the letter being typed

    • B. 

      Causes each key to go back one space

    • C. 

      When held down, it causes a beeping sound

    • D. 

      Helps choose a different color for fonts

  • 10. 
    What is "GWAM" the abbreviation for while typing?
    • A. 

      Great Words Per Mile

    • B. 

      Gross Words Per Minute

    • C. 

      Grand Words Per Millenium

    • D. 

      Gross Words Per Monior

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Fonts

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Speed

    • D. 

      Accuracy

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a way to create margins in Microsoft Word 2007?
    • A. 

      Home Ribbon Tab > Font

    • B. 

      Insert Ribbon Tab > Picture

    • C. 

      Page Layout Ribbon Tab > Margins

    • D. 

      References Ribbon Tab > Insert Citation

  • 13. 
    Which of the following will allow you to print a document using Microsoft Word 2007?
    • A. 

      Office Button > Print

    • B. 

      Office Button > Save

    • C. 

      Office Button > PDF

    • D. 

      Office Button > Developer

  • 14. 
    While typing, your eyes should be looking at what?
    • A. 

      The keyboard

    • B. 

      Your fingers

    • C. 

      The monitor or page being typed from

    • D. 

      The printer

  • 15. 
    Which icon would you click to "left align" your selected text?  
    • A. 

      The icon on the right

    • B. 

      The icon in the middle

    • C. 

      The icon on the left

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 16. 
    Which icon do you select to change the line spacing in Microsoft Word 2007?  
    • A. 

      The icon with the up and down arrow

    • B. 

      The icon with the AZ arrow

    • C. 

      The icon with the 123

    • D. 

      The icon with the dots

  • 17. 
    If you wanted to move a paragraph of text from one place in your document to another, which of the following would be the best option?
    • A. 

      Highlight text > right click > copy > click where you want text > right click > delete

    • B. 

      Highlight text > right click > cut > click where you want text > right click > paste

    • C. 

      Highlight text > right click > move > click where you want text > right click > paste

    • D. 

      Highlight text > right click > cut > click where you want text > right click > delete

  • 18. 
    If you have a sentence in your document that you do not need any longer, how can you "get rid of" the text?
    • A. 

      Highlight text > delete

    • B. 

      Highlight text > move

    • C. 

      Highlight text > copy

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 19. 
    How do you enter text in a Microsoft Word 2007 document?
    • A. 

      Use cut and paste most of the time

    • B. 

      Type only when the computer tells you to

    • C. 

      Type anywhere you would like

    • D. 

      Type where the cursor is flashing

  • 20. 
    How do you insert special symbols into your document?
    • A. 

      Home Ribbon Tab > Paragraph options

    • B. 

      Insert Ribbon Tab > Symbols

    • C. 

      Reference Ribbon Tab > Signs

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 21. 
    How do you check the spelling of your Microsoft Word 2007 document?
    • A. 

      Page Layout Ribbon Tab > Margins

    • B. 

      References Ribbon Tab > Manage Sources

    • C. 

      Review Ribbon Tab > Spelling and Grammar

    • D. 

      Home Ribbon Tab > Font

  • 22. 
    You have saved a document.  Now, you want to save it BUT WITH A DIFFERENT NAME.  How would you do this?
    • A. 

      Office Button > Save As

    • B. 

      Office Button > Print As

    • C. 

      Office Button > Reference As

    • D. 

      Office Button > Developer

  • 23. 
    Using the graphic shown, where do you type the email address of a person you want to send an email to?
    • A. 

      In the "To:" box

    • B. 

      In the "Subject:" box

    • C. 

      In the "Message:" box

    • D. 

      In the "CC:" box

  • 24. 
    Using the graphic shown, what is the area called where you type the email "letter"?
    • A. 

      The "To:" box

    • B. 

      The large, white area under the font and font size drop-down menus

    • C. 

      The "CC:" box

    • D. 

      The "BC:" box

  • 25. 
    How do you attach a message to an email file?
    • A. 

      Click on the "paper clip" icon then click on the file you want to attach

    • B. 

      Click on the "book" icon then click on the file you want to attach

    • C. 

      Click on the "envelope" icon then click on the file you want to attach

    • D. 

      Click on the "scissors" icon then click on the file you want to attach

  • 26. 
    How do you send an email message?
    • A. 

      Enter "To:", Enter "Subject:", Enter "Message:", Click "Attach"

    • B. 

      Enter "To:", Enter "Subject:", Enter "Message:", Click "Cancel"

    • C. 

      Enter "To:", Enter "Subject:", Enter "Message:", Click "Address"

    • D. 

      Enter "To:", Enter "Subject:", Enter "Message:", Click "Send"

  • 27. 
    Which icon is pictured here?  
    • A. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • C. 

      Microsoft Word

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 28. 
    Which icon is pictured here?  
    • A. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 29. 
    Which icon is pictured here?  
    • A. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 30. 
    Which icon is pictured here?  
    • A. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 31. 
    Which icon would you click to "Center Align" your selected text?  
    • A. 

      The icon on the right

    • B. 

      The icon in the middle

    • C. 

      The icon on the left

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 32. 
    Which icon would you click to "Right Align" your selected text?  
    • A. 

      The icon on the right

    • B. 

      The icon in the middle

    • C. 

      The icon on the left

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 33. 
    What is the work area in a PowerPoint presentation called?
    • A. 

      Text

    • B. 

      Graphic

    • C. 

      Area

    • D. 

      Slide

  • 34. 
    How do you insert clip art onto a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint?
    • A. 

      Insert Ribbon Tab > Picture

    • B. 

      Home Ribbon Tab > Insert

    • C. 

      Reference Ribbon Tab > Graphic

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 35. 
    How do you change the size of a GRAPHIC in Microsoft PowerPoint?
    • A. 

      Highlight the graphic, change the font size

    • B. 

      Click and drag the entire slide

    • C. 

      Click and drag the middle of the graphic

    • D. 

      Click and drag one of the resizing handles

  • 36. 
    How do you insert bulleted text into Microsoft PowerPoint slides?
    • A. 

      Highlight the text you want bulleted > Home Ribbon Tab > Symbols

    • B. 

      Highlight the text you want bulleted > Insert Ribbon Tab > Symbols

    • C. 

      Highlight the text you want bulleted > Home Ribbon Tab > Bullets

    • D. 

      Highlight the text you want bulleted > Insert Ribbon Tab > Dots

  • 37. 
    How do you select a background color and apply it to your Microsoft PowerPoint slides?
    • A. 

      Home Ribbon Tab > Backgrounds

    • B. 

      Insert Ribbon Tab > Shapes

    • C. 

      Design Ribbon Tab > Background Styles

    • D. 

      References > Background Additions

  • 38. 
    What would you do to create an automatic slide transition of 5 seconds for your entire Mircorosft PowerPoint presentation?
    • A. 

      Keep the "On Mouse Click" selected

    • B. 

      Select "Automatically after", chang ethe time to "00:05", deselect "On Mouse Click", click "Apply to All Slides"

    • C. 

      Select "Automatically after", change the time to "5"

    • D. 

      Select "Automatically after" and select "On mouse click"

  • 39. 
    What is the following called in Microsoft Excel?  =SUM(A1:F1)
    • A. 

      A Backdrop

    • B. 

      A Formula

    • C. 

      An Alphaset

    • D. 

      A Save As

  • 40. 
    What is each rectangle called in Microsoft Excel?
    • A. 

      Area

    • B. 

      Box

    • C. 

      Cell

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 41. 
    What is the following Microsoft Excel formula asking?  =SUM(A1*F1)
    • A. 

      The sum of A1 minus F1

    • B. 

      The sum of A1 times F1

    • C. 

      The sum of A1 dividied by F1

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 42. 
    What is the following Microsoft Excel formula asking?  =SUM(A1/F1)
    • A. 

      The sum of A1 dividied by F1

    • B. 

      The sum of A1 times F1

    • C. 

      The sum of A1 plus F1

    • D. 

      None of the answers