Basic Computer Skills Trivia Quiz

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Basic Computer Skills Trivia Quiz

Knowledge of how a computer functions is one of the most important things to understand if you want to survive in this world where computers exist in almost every field. Have taken a course in basic computer skills such as typing and use of Microsoft applications? Take this basic computer skills trivia and see just how much you understood. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What are the two steps in starting a computer?
    • A. 

      Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL

    • B. 

      Using the mouse to select "Start"

    • C. 

      Pressing the power buttons on both the computer and the monitor

    • D. 

      Double-clicking the Internet Explorer icon

  • 2. 
     What does this button do?
    • A. 

      Minimizes the window.

    • B. 

      Opens a new window.

    • C. 

      Checks your e-mail.

    • D. 

      Closes a window.

  • 3. 
    What are some common uses for a computer?
    • A. 

      Using the Internet to search

    • B. 

      Writing letters in Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Keeping track of finances in Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      E-mail

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What are these pictures called?
    • A. 

      Cursors

    • B. 

      Icons

    • C. 

      Windows

    • D. 

      Favorites

  • 5. 
    What is this called?
    • A. 

      Address bar

    • B. 

      Search box

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Favorites

  • 6. 
    What application allows you to gain access to the world wide web?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Paint

    • D. 

      My Computer

  • 7. 
    To copy text, you
    • A. 

      Highlight the text, right-click, and select 'copy'

    • B. 

      Highlight the text, go to file, and select 'copy'

    • C. 

      Highlight the text and press CTRL+C

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 8. 
    How do you properly turn off a computer?
    • A. 

      Press the power button on both te computer and the monitor

    • B. 

      Close all of the windows and it will shut down automatically

    • C. 

      Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select "login"

    • D. 

      From the Start menu, select shut down and press the power button on monitor