Basic Computer Skills Test

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Basic Computer Skills Test

Are you applying for a job, and they have required you to take the basic computer skills test when you show up for the interview? The quiz below covers the basics of what you are most likely to be asked. Give it a try, and all the best in your upcoming interview. Note: It has questions based on Windows 7 and older.



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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you see no icons on the desktop, how can you open programs such as Microsoft Word?
    • A. 

      Right-click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      Restart the computer.

    • C. 

      It is not possible to open the program if no icons are on the desktop.

    • D. 

      Click the start button and select program from the menu.

  • 2. 
    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Right-click on the mouse.

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select minimize or maximize.

    • C. 

      Top right corner, dash or square.

    • D. 

      This function can not be done.

  • 3. 
    How do you close a window on your desktop?
    • A. 

      Go to "File" and select "Close."

    • B. 

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 4. 
    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message?
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      No!

    • C. 

      Depends on what type of file.

    • D. 

      Only to select email addresses.

  • 5. 
    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?
    • A. 

      It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.

    • B. 

      It will send a reply message to every entry in your address book.

    • C. 

      It will generate a reply message only to the sender of the message.

    • D. 

      This function is not possible.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of an e-mail address?
  • 7. 
    Which two websites offer free e-mail services?
    • A. 

      Yahoo and Amazon

    • B. 

      Yahoo and Google

    • C. 

      I-Tunes and Twitter

    • D. 

      Library website and Hotmail

  • 8. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to?
    • A. 

      Something that is for the computer programmer only.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files.

    • D. 

      The desk that your computer is stationed on.

  • 9. 
    While making the text bold in Word, what do you need to do first?
    • A. 

      Underline the text.

    • B. 

      Single-click the text.

    • C. 

      Turn on the bold option.

    • D. 

      Highlight the text.

  • 10. 
    Which key on the keyboard is used to capitalize letters?
    • A. 

      Windows

    • B. 

      Ctrl

    • C. 

      Shift

    • D. 

      Tab

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