Basic MS Word Exam

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Basic MS Word Exam

Take an exam to see how well you know some Word basics. Content in this quiz was excerpted from Training on Microsoft Office Online.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You place the insertion point in the middle of a paragraph and start typing. But the new text deletes existing text. What's the problem and how do you fix it? 
    • A. 

      Word is in Overtype mode. Press BACKSPACE and retype.

    • B. 

      The DELETE key is pressed in. Press DELETE again.

    • C. 

      Word is in Overtype mode. Press INSERT to turn it off.

  • 2. 
    Once you've deleted text, you can't get it back. 
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    As you type a paragraph, press ENTER to move from one line to the next. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The best way to create a heading in a document is to: 
    • A. 

      Apply a larger font size to it than the body text.

    • B. 

      Add bold formatting by clicking the Bold button on the Formatting toolbar.

    • C. 

      Apply a heading style.

  • 5. 
    You create a numbered list as you type by typing 1, adding your text, and pressing ENTER. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What's a good reason to use a header or footer in your document? 
    • A. 

      To include the document title and page numbers.

    • B. 

      To look impressive.

    • C. 

      To add a title to the start of the document

  • 7. 
    How do you open the Header and Footer toolbar? 
    • A. 

      On the View menu, click Toolbars, and select Header and Footer from the list of toolbars.

    • B. 

      On the View menu, click Header and Footer.

    • C. 

      Right–click any toolbar and click Header and Footer.

  • 8. 
    In order to save an existing document with a different name you need to:
    • A. 

      Retype the document and give it a different name

    • B. 

      Use the Save as.. command

    • C. 

      Copy and paste the original document to a new document and then save

    • D. 

      Use Windows Explorer to copy the document to a different location and then rename it

  • 9. 
    Which keyboard shortcut bolds selected text?
    • A. 

      Ctrl+B

    • B. 

      Alt+B

    • C. 

      File/Format/Bold

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Suddenly Word does not display your favorite toolbar. What has happened?
    • A. 

      Your program has been infected by a macro virus

    • B. 

      This version of Word does not support toolbars

    • C. 

      Your toolbar option has been deleted from the menus

    • D. 

      Your toolbar has been unchecked under the View/Toolbars menu

  • 11. 
    Which keyboard shortcut centers selected text?
    • A. 

      Ctrl+C

    • B. 

      Alt+C

    • C. 

      There is no keyboard shortcut for this operation

    • D. 

      Ctrl+E

  • 12. 
    How many different documents can you have open at one time?
    • A. 

      No more that three

    • B. 

      Only one

    • C. 

      As many as your computer memory will hold

    • D. 

      No more than your Taskbar can display

  • 13. 
    How many margins are on a page?
    • A. 

      Two (header and footer)

    • B. 

      Four (top, bottom, right, left)

    • C. 

      Two (landscape and Portrait)

    • D. 

      Two (top and bottom)

  • 14. 
    How can you highlight text without using the mouse? 
    • A. 

      It is impossible

    • B. 

      Use the F5 key

    • C. 

      Use the arrow keys while holding down a Ctrl key

    • D. 

      Use the arrow keys while holding down a Shift key

  • 15. 
    This is a Bar that contains the File, Edit, History, Bookmark, Tools, and Help.
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