Quiz: Basic Computer Skills Exam! Trivia

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Quiz: Basic Computer Skills Exam! Trivia

Do you believe you know your necessary computer skills? This quiz will reveal the truth. Knowing how to make use of your computer and operating system is extremely important, especially since most jobs require some knowledge about computers. A few basic skills that novices should learn are opening applications and programs, utilizing the internet, and sharing files with other network devices. This quiz is a must to test your knowledge regarding basic computer 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."

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