Basic Computer Skills Assessment

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Basic Computer Skills Assessment

Pre-Employment computer skills assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do you attach files using Microsoft Outlook?
    • A. 

      Click on the button labeled "Forward" and then "Open."

    • B. 

      Click on the paper clip icon and then "Open."

    • C. 

      Right click with the mouse and select "Follow Up."

    • D. 

      This function cannot be done unless the file is at least 25MB

  • 2. 
    What is the best program to use for making a spread sheet?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      Microsoft Publisher

    • C. 

      Microsoft Powerpoint

    • D. 

      Microsoft Excel

  • 3. 
    How would you print one paragraph of text from a web page without printing the whole page?
    • 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."

  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    • 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."

  • 6. 
    • 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.

  • 7. 
    • 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.

  • 8. 
    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.