Basic Computer Skills Testing

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Basic Computer Skills Testing

To test your knowledge of basic computer functionality.


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.

  • 2. 
    • 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.

  • 3. 
    • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Click art

    • B. 

      Icons

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Pictoclicks

  • 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.

  • 8. 
    • 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.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of an email address?
  • 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.

  • 11. 
    • 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.

  • 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.