Basic Computer Skills

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz for those looking to re-enter the business industry that tests basic computer literacy skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to:
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Your desk station or work area.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Computer programmers who develop new programs.

  • 2. 
    How do you open a program such as Internet Explorer when there is no icon on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Right Click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      Restart the computer.

    • C. 

      It is not possible to open a program if no icon is on the desktop.

    • D. 

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

  • 3. 
    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Click on the top right corner with the dash or square.

    • B. 

      Right click with the mouse and select "Close."

    • C. 

      Go to "File" and select minimize or maximize.

    • D. 

      This is not a valid function.

  • 4. 
    How do you close a window on the Desktop?
    • A. 

      Use the mouse and press the box with the dash on the upper right corner.

    • B. 

      Use the mouse and press the red box with the "X" on the upper right corner.

    • C. 

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

    • D. 

      Go to "File" and select "Close."

  • 5. 
    Can a word processing file be attached to an e-mail message?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only to select e-mail addresses.

    • D. 

      Yes, only if the file is located in the "My Documents" folder.

  • 6. 
    What is Microsoft Outlook?
    • A. 

      A program that is used to clean out old computer files.

    • B. 

      A type of security system for computers.

    • C. 

      An e-mail program used in many businesses.

    • D. 

      It does not exist.

  • 7. 
    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?
    • A. 

      This function is not possible in e-mail.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      It will send a reply message only to the sender of the original message.

    • D. 

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

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of a valid e-mail address?
  • 9. 
    Which of the following websites offer free e-mail service?
    • A. 

      Yahoo and eBay

    • B. 

      ITunes and Facebook

    • C. 

      Google and Yahoo

    • D. 

      Hotmail and Amazon

  • 10. 
    What type of file extension can a Microsoft Word document NOT be "saved as"?
    • A. 

      .doc

    • B. 

      .pdf

    • C. 

      .rtf

    • D. 

      .xls

  • 11. 
    What is the best program to use for making a spread sheet?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      Microsoft Publisher

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    Which of these options CANNOT open a file or program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Double click on the icon

    • B. 

      Right click and select "Properties."

    • C. 

      Go to the Start Menu and click on the file name.

    • D. 

      Right click and select "Open."

  • 14. 
    How do you search for files and folders in Windows?
    • A. 

      Right click and select "New" and then "Folder."

    • B. 

      Click on the Start Menu and select "My Documents."

    • C. 

      Launch Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Click on the Start Menu and select "Search."