Basic Computer Skills

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

Basic Computer Skills


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  • 1. 
    How do you open a program such as 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

  • 2. 
    Which programs are Web Browsers
    • A. 

      Internet explorer, mozilla firefox

    • B. 

      Microsoft word, adobe reader

    • C. 

      Java, microsoft outlook

    • D. 

      My documents, email

  • 3. 
    How do you cancel something you sent to the printer?
    • A. 

      Close the document you wanted to print

    • B. 

      Open the printer queue on the bottom right taskbar and cancel the job

    • C. 

      Unplug the printer

    • D. 

      Open the print dialog box in Word and click the 'Stop' button

  • 4. 
    What does the 'Reply-All' button in Email do?
    • A. 

      It will send an email to all of the recipients of the original message

    • B. 

      It will send all of the message to the original sender

    • C. 

      It will send an email to everyone in your address book

  • 5. 
    How could you adjust the monitor's screen resolution(so the icons are smaller and you can fit more on your screen)?
    • A. 

      This cannot be done. A monitor's resolution is fixed.

    • B. 

      Right-click the mouse on the desktop, then go to 'Properties' then the 'Settings' tab

    • C. 

      Adjust the scroll wheel on your monitor till its the right size

    • D. 

      Click the 'Start' menu then run. Type 'Screen Resolution' into the command line.

  • 6. 
    When asked to refresh a web page, just re-typing the URL into the address bar will always accomplish the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is a file extension?
    • A. 

      The program which opens the file

    • B. 

      The letters after the period(.) in the filename

    • C. 

      A shortcut to the file

    • D. 

      The name of the folder where the file is located

  • 8. 
    Right-clicking on the mouse will open what?
    • A. 

      The context menu

    • B. 

      A new window

    • C. 

      The start menu

    • D. 

      Does the same as the left click

  • 9. 
    When you hold the left mouse button down and drag it over text or pictures, you are ______________.
    • A. 

      Covering

    • B. 

      Highlighting

    • C. 

      Deleting

    • D. 

      Typing

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    This picture is called:
    • A. 

      A window

    • B. 

      The desktop

    • C. 

      Windows xp

    • D. 

      Icon screen

  • 12. 
    The three most popular applications in Microsoft Office are:
    • A. 

      Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Word, Internet Explorer, and Excel

    • C. 

      Excel, Internet Explorer, and PowerPoint

    • D. 

      Paint, My Computer, and Word

  • 13. 
    E-mail is
    • A. 

      Electronic mail sent from your computer

    • B. 

      Papers you send through the mail that start with the letter 'e'

    • C. 

      Always junk mail

    • D. 

      External mail sent to those you don't know

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    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.

  • 16. 
    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.

  • 17. 
    What type of file extension can a Microsoft Word document NOT be "saved as"?
    • A. 

      .doc

    • B. 

      .pdf

    • C. 

      .rtf

    • D. 

      .xls

  • 18. 
    What is the best program to use for making a spread sheet?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      Microsoft Publisher

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

  • 19. 
    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."

  • 20. 
    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."

  • 21. 
    What does it mean to minimize a window?
    • A. 

      Keep the window open, but out of sight

    • B. 

      Close the window

    • C. 

      Change the window

    • D. 

      Make the window smaller

  • 22. 
    What menu in the task bar is used to copy and paste?
    • A. 

      File

    • B. 

      Copy

    • C. 

      Edit

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 23. 
    How do you close a window on your desktop?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select "Save As."

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Go to "Edit" and select "Close."

    • E. 

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

  • 24. 
    Is it possible to have more than one program open at the same time?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 25. 
    How do you open a program that is on the desktop using the mouse?
    • A. 

      Click the left mouse button once

    • B. 

      Click the right mouse button once

    • C. 

      Hover over the program for 5 seconds

    • D. 

      Double click the program with left mouse button

  • 26. 
    What does it mean to minimize a window?
    • A. 

      Keep the window open, but out of sight

    • B. 

      Close the window

    • C. 

      Change the window

    • D. 

      Make the window smaller

  • 27. 
    Which button on the keyboard is used to capitalize?
    • A. 

      Ctrl

    • B. 

      Tab

    • C. 

      Windows

    • D. 

      Shift

  • 28. 
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