Basic Computer Skills Exam MCQ: Quiz!

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would you launch a program if there is not an icon on the desktop for it?
    • A. 

      Type the name of the program into the web browser

    • B. 

      Click the start button and launch the program under 'All Programs'

    • C. 

      Click the 'My Documents' folder to find and launch the program

    • D. 

      You cannot open a program unless there is an icon on the desktop

  • 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. 
    Which answer does NOT open a new tab in Internet Explorer?
    • A. 

      Click 'File' then 'New Tab'

    • B. 

      Click 'Control + T'

    • C. 

      Click the Internet Explorer icon again.

    • D. 

      Click the small empty box on the right side of the current tabs

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    How often should you reboot your computer?
    • A. 

      Whenever it freezes up.

    • B. 

      At least once a day.

    • C. 

      At least once a month.

    • D. 

      At least once a week.

  • 6. 
    How can you resize a window to whatever size you want?
    • A. 

      Clicking the '_' icon on the top right of the window

    • B. 

      By going to 'Window' then 'Resize'

    • C. 

      You cannot make it any size you want, only full-screen or minimized

    • D. 

      By clicking and dragging on the bottom right corner of the window

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    If you ever have a computer problem that you cannot fix, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Try every solution you find when googling the problem.

    • B. 

      Just keep rebooting your computer and hope it goes away on its own

    • C. 

      Ask an IT professional to help.

  • 9. 
    What is the best way to protect your computer while eating at your workstation?
    • A. 

      Cover your keyboard with a napkin

    • B. 

      You should not be eating at your workstation

    • C. 

      Push all of the computer stuff to the back of the desk

    • D. 

      Just turn the computer off while eating

  • 10. 
    Which is NOT a method of adding a bookmark in Internet Explorer?
    • A. 

      Clicking 'Favorites' then 'Add to Favorites

    • B. 

      Clicking the Star Icon below the address bar

    • C. 

      Clicking 'File' then 'Save as'

    • D. 

      Right-Click the mouse and select 'Add to Favorites'

  • 11. 
    In a web browser, a tab and a window are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Right-Clicking the mouse while hovering over the desktop will give you the option to...
    • A. 

      Launch programs like Word and Notepad

    • B. 

      Arrange the desktop icons by size, type, name, etc

    • C. 

      Reboot the computer

    • D. 

      Change the computer's clock

  • 13. 
    If you have a mouse with a ball (not a laser light) on the bottom, and it begins to perform poorly, you should
    • A. 

      Replace the mouse

    • B. 

      Bang it against the desk till it works smoothly again

    • C. 

      Remove the cover around the mouse-ball and clean it out

    • D. 

      Shake it horizontally left and right to put it back into alignment

  • 14. 
    How could you adjust the monitor's screen resolution(so the icons are smaller and you can fit more on your screen)?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 15. 
    When you empty your recycle bin, the files can NEVER be recovered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    A DVD will not run in only a CD player, but will a CD run in a DVD player?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    Which is incorrect about a flash drive?
    • A. 

      Also called a thumb drive or jump drive

    • B. 

      Can hold any type of data

    • C. 

      Can get very hot and/or loud when transferring a lot of data

    • D. 

      Are typically plugged into USB ports

  • 20. 
    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