Basic Computer Competency Test

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Basic Computer Competency Test - Quiz

The Basic Computer Competency Test is a understand of computer function and uses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to...

    • A.

      Something that is for computer programmers only.

    • B.

      The part of your work area where your computer monitor sits.

    • C.

      The Initial screen showing icons for folders, applications, and files

    • D.

      The desk in which your computer is stationed on.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Initial screen showing icons for folders, applications, and files
    Explanation
    The term "Desktop" in the computer context refers to the initial screen that appears when you start your computer, displaying icons for folders, applications, and files. It is the graphical user interface where users can access and organize their files and programs.

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  • 2. 

    What is the proper position of your hands on the keyboard?

    • A.

      Place hands anywhere they feel comfortable.

    • B.

      Place thumbs on spacebar with your left hand from pinky to pointer finger on a,s,d,f and your right hand from pinky to pointer finger on ;,l,k,j.

    • C.

      Use only your pointer fingers.

    • D.

      Place hands on the number keys.

    Correct Answer
    B. Place thumbs on spacebar with your left hand from pinky to pointer finger on a,s,d,f and your right hand from pinky to pointer finger on ;,l,k,j.
    Explanation
    The proper position of your hands on the keyboard is to place your thumbs on the spacebar, with your left hand fingers resting on the keys a, s, d, and f, and your right hand fingers resting on the keys ;, l, k, and j. This is known as the home row position and is the recommended hand placement for efficient and ergonomic typing.

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  • 3. 

    How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when you don't have an icon on your desktop?

    • A.

      Right click on the mouse to reveal all the icons.

    • B.

      Restart your computer.

    • C.

      It is not possible to open a program if the icon is not on the desktop.

    • D.

      Click the Start button and select programs from the menu.

    Correct Answer
    D. Click the Start button and select programs from the menu.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to click the Start button and select programs from the menu. This is because the Start button provides access to the list of installed programs on a computer, allowing users to open programs even if there is no desktop icon. By clicking on the Start button and navigating to the programs menu, users can locate and open the desired program, such as Microsoft Word.

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  • 4. 

    When you hold down the left mouse button and drag over text or pictures, you are.....

    • A.

      Covering

    • B.

      Highlighting

    • C.

      Deleting

    • D.

      Typing

    Correct Answer
    B. Highlighting
    Explanation
    When you hold down the left mouse button and drag over text or pictures, you are highlighting them. This action allows you to select and mark specific content, making it easier to copy, cut, or format the selected text or pictures.

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  • 5. 

    To copy text, you...

    • A.

      Highlight it, right click, and select copy.

    • B.

      Highlight it, go to file, and select copy.

    • C.

      Highlight it and click the copy button on the toolbar.

    • D.

      All of the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above are correct." This is because all three options mentioned - highlighting the text and right-clicking to select copy, highlighting the text and going to file to select copy, and highlighting the text and clicking the copy button on the toolbar - are valid methods to copy text.

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  • 6. 

     What are these images called?      

    • A.

      Click art

    • B.

      Icons

    • C.

      Taskbar

    • D.

      Pictoclicks

    Correct Answer
    B. Icons
    Explanation
    These images are called icons. Icons are small graphical symbols that represent various files, programs, or functions on a computer or mobile device. They are used to visually represent different actions or objects and are commonly found on desktops, taskbars, or in application menus. Icons help users quickly and easily identify and access specific functions or files without having to read or understand text-based labels.

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  • 7. 

    How do you get this window to appear?

    • A.

      Double click the left mouse button.

    • B.

      Click the right mouse button.

    • C.

      Click the left mouse button.

    • D.

      Click the Start button.

    Correct Answer
    B. Click the right mouse button.
    Explanation
    To get the window to appear, you need to click the right mouse button. This action will bring up a context menu or a list of options related to the item or area you clicked on.

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  • 8. 

    How do you minimize or maximize a program in windows?

    • A.

      Click the right mouse button.

    • B.

      Go to "file" and select minimize or maximize.

    • C.

      In the top right corner of the screen, click the dash or square.

    • D.

      This function cannont be performed.

    Correct Answer
    C. In the top right corner of the screen, click the dash or square.
    Explanation
    To minimize or maximize a program in Windows, you can click the dash or square located in the top right corner of the screen. This action will either minimize the program to the taskbar or maximize it to fill the entire screen, depending on the current state of the program window.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is an example of an email address?

    Correct Answer
    D. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "[email protected]" because it follows the standard format of an email address, which includes a username (janedoe), the @ symbol, and the domain name (hotmail.com).

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  • 10. 

    How do you close a window on your desktop?

    • A.

      Go to file and choose new.

    • B.

      Press the Ctrl key.

    • C.

      Use the mouse to click on the X in the top right corner of the screen.

    • D.

      Click the start button and choose logoff.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the mouse to click on the X in the top right corner of the screen.
    Explanation
    To close a window on your desktop, you can use the mouse to click on the X in the top right corner of the screen. This is a common method used in most operating systems to close windows or applications.

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  • 11. 

    To save a file, you.....

    • A.

      Double click on it.

    • B.

      Print it.

    • C.

      Highlight it then click on the floppy disk symbol.

    • D.

      Click on file, then save as.

    • E.

      Both C and D are correct.

    Correct Answer
    E. Both C and D are correct.
    Explanation
    Both options C and D are correct because to save a file, you can either highlight it and click on the floppy disk symbol (option C) or click on the file menu and select "save as" (option D). Both methods allow you to save the file and choose the desired location and file name.

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  • 12. 

     How do you properly shut down a computer?

    • A.

      Press the power buttons on the computer and monitor.

    • B.

      Close all open windows and it will then shut down automatically.

    • C.

      Press Ctrl + Alt + Del and select login.

    • D.

      From the Start menu, select shut down then press power on the monitor.

    Correct Answer
    D. From the Start menu, select shut down then press power on the monitor.

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