Basic Computer Skills Quiz Questions

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

Computer skills are a must have if you seek to be employed or just reduce the amount of time or personnel takes to have a task done. How strong are your computer skills and do you clearly understand the basics?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do you open a program such a microsoft word when there are no icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons.

    • B. 

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

    • C. 

      Use a keyboard command.

    • D. 

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop.

    • E. 

      Restart the computer.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Click the "X' in the top right corner of the screen.

    • B. 

      Use the start button to locate the flash drive. Right click on the flash drive and select "Save."

    • C. 

      Click "File" at the top of the screen and select "Save As." Select the flash drive, type a file name and click "Save".

    • D. 

      Restart the computer.

    • E. 

      Use the "Alt" and "F4" keys to open a "Save" window.

  • 3. 
    What happens when you press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete"?
    • A. 

      The computer will self-destruct.

    • B. 

      The program you are using will close.

    • C. 

      Your active window will close.

    • D. 

      The computer will restart.

    • E. 

      A menu of programs available on the computer will pop up on the desktop.

  • 4. 
    Which two websites offer free email service?
    • A. 

      Apple and ebay

    • B. 

      Google and Yahoo

    • C. 

      The United States Post Office site and Google

    • D. 

      Yahoo and Amazon

    • E. 

      Hotmail and I-tunes

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Go to "Edit" at the top of the screen and select "Copy."

    • B. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse across the text.

    • C. 

      Use the backspace key until the cursor reaches the text you wish to select. Press "Ctrl" to select the text.

    • D. 

      Press the "Page Up" key on the keyboard.

    • E. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the right mouse button and drag the mouse across the text.

  • 6. 
    Select the email address from the choices below.
  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Use the mouse to press the button with two overlapping boxes in it at the top right corner of the screen.

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select "Save As."

    • C. 

      Use the mouse to press the button with the "X" in it at the top right corner of the screen

    • D. 

      Go to "Edit" and select "Close."

    • E. 

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

  • 8. 
    Which two websites are search engines?
    • A. 

      Google and Ask

    • B. 

      Google and Hotmail

    • C. 

      Ask Jeeves and NCLive

    • D. 

      NCLive and Google

    • E. 

      The Library Catalog and Google

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Click the "B" on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • B. 

      Press "CTRL" and "B" on the keyboard.

    • C. 

      Highlight the text using the mouse and click the "B" on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • D. 

      Go to "Edit" and select "bold text."

    • E. 

      Go to "File" and select "bold text."

  • 10. 
    How do you properly shut down a computer?
    • A. 

      Press the power switch on the front of the CPU to turn off the machine.

    • B. 

      Press the power button on the front of the monitor.

    • C. 

      Go to the "Start" button and select "Shut Down."

    • D. 

      Go to the "Start" button and select "Log Off."

    • E. 

      Press the "Shut Down" key on the keyboard.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Right click on the file name and choose "Rename File." Type the new file name.

    • B. 

      Left click on the file name and choose "Rename File." Type the new file name.

    • C. 

      Open the file. Click "Edit" at the top left of the screen and select "Rename."

    • D. 

      Open the file. Click "File" at the top left of the screen and select "Save."

    • E. 

      Open the file. Click "File" at the top left of the screen and select "Rename."

  • 12. 
    Select the two websites that provide printable driving directions free of charge.
    • A. 

      Maps.com and directions.com

    • B. 

      Mapquest.com and google.com

    • C. 

      Ask.com and travelocity.com

    • D. 

      Directions.com and mapquest.com

    • E. 

      Travelocity.com and google.com

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Go to file and click "Print Preview."

    • B. 

      Go to file and click "Print." Check the box labeled "Print Selection," then click "Print."

    • C. 

      Press the "print" button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • D. 

      Highlight the text you want to print. Press the "Print" button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • E. 

      Highlight the text you want to print. Go to file and click "Print." Check the box labeled "Print Selection," then click "Print."