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Here we have a basic IT assessment quiz for you. Information Technology is a field of work that is always looking for new recruits! The business world and the technological world are slowly becoming centered on a good base understanding of computers, how they operate, and how to fix any problems that a person might be experiencing with them. Is that the kind of thing you can see yourself doing? Take the following quiz and see if you have what it takes!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you opened a document from your folder and added a new paragraph to it, how would you save the changes that you made?

    • A.

      Select "Save As" and select a new folder and file name for it.

    • B.

      Just click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S.

    • C.

      Just close the program. It will save automatically.

    • D.

      Any of the above would work.

    Correct Answer
    B. Just click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S.
    Explanation
    To save the changes made to a document after adding a new paragraph, one can simply click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or use the shortcut Ctrl + S. This action saves the document with the changes made, without requiring the need to select a new folder or file name.

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  • 2. 

    When would you use the "Save As" function?

    • A.

      When you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it.

    • B.

      Every time you want to save something.

    • C.

      Only when working with a Microsoft Word document.

    • D.

      Only when you want to burn the file onto a CD.

    Correct Answer
    A. When you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it.
    Explanation
    The "Save As" function is used when you are saving a document for the first time and need to choose a folder to save it in and create a file name for it. This function allows you to specify the location and name of the file, giving you control over where the document is stored and how it is identified. It is not limited to Microsoft Word documents or burning files onto a CD, as it can be used in various applications and scenarios whenever you want to save something.

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  • 3. 

    If you accidentally deleted some text from a document, and you want it back, you should:

    • A.

      Select "Redo" or press Ctrl +Y.

    • B.

      Immediately close the document and reopen it.

    • C.

      Restart the computer.

    • D.

      Select "Undo" or press Ctrl + Z.

    Correct Answer
    D. Select "Undo" or press Ctrl + Z.
    Explanation
    If you accidentally deleted some text from a document and want it back, selecting "Undo" or pressing Ctrl + Z is the correct action. This command allows you to reverse the last action taken, in this case, the deletion of the text. This is a common feature in many software applications and is the most efficient and effective way to retrieve the deleted text without closing the document, restarting the computer, or using the "Redo" command.

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  • 4. 

    The best way to move some text to another part an essay would be to:

    • A.

      Delete the text and then re-type it.

    • B.

      Highlight the text, and then drag it into place with the mouse.

    • C.

      Highlight the text, and press the up or down arrows to move it.

    • D.

      Highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions.

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions.
    Explanation
    The best way to move some text to another part of an essay is to highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions. This method allows you to easily remove the text from its original location and then insert it in the desired position without the need to retype it or manually drag it with the mouse. The cut and paste functions are efficient and ensure that the text is moved accurately and without any errors.

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  • 5. 

    Although MS Outlook is often used mainly as an e-mail application, it also provides features among the following:

    • A.

      A calendar.

    • B.

      Picture Manager.

    • C.

      Allows web browsing.

    Correct Answer
    A. A calendar.
    Explanation
    MS Outlook provides a calendar feature which allows users to schedule and organize their appointments, meetings, and events. This feature helps users stay organized and manage their time effectively. Additionally, it allows users to set reminders and send meeting invitations to others. While MS Outlook does have other features such as Picture Manager, and it can be used for web browsing to some extent, the main feature mentioned in the question is the calendar.

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  • 6. 

    Which Microsoft Office products have you used? Example: Outlook, Word & Excel...

  • 7. 

    While working in a database, an error pops up on your screen and you are unable to work, what would you do?

    • A.

      Try to fix the problem yourself.

    • B.

      Contact your manager and call IT Department.

    • C.

      Do nothing.

    Correct Answer
    B. Contact your manager and call IT Department.
    Explanation
    In this situation, the best course of action would be to contact your manager and call the IT department. By involving your manager, you can inform them about the issue and seek guidance on how to proceed. Additionally, contacting the IT department will ensure that professionals with the necessary expertise can help resolve the error and get you back to work. Ignoring the problem or trying to fix it yourself may lead to further complications or delays in resolving the issue.

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  • 8. 

    What is an Internet cookie?

    • A.

      Something you eat.

    • B.

      Contains Internet information pertaining to the internet.

    • C.

      Something you buy from the store.

    Correct Answer
    B. Contains Internet information pertaining to the internet.
    Explanation
    An Internet cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a user's computer by a website. It contains information about the user's browsing activity and preferences, such as login credentials, shopping cart contents, and website settings. This information is used by websites to personalize the user's experience, track their behavior, and provide targeted advertisements. Cookies are commonly used to enhance website functionality and improve user convenience, but they can also raise privacy concerns if not managed properly.

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  • 9. 

    Have you ever used a USB Stick or a USB drive?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Explanation
    The given question asks whether the person has used a USB stick or a USB drive before. The answer options are "Yes" and "No".

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  • 10. 

    What would you use to access the internet or a website?

    • A.

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B.

      Microsoft Word

    • C.

      My Computer

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    D. Internet Explorer
    Explanation
    Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft that allows users to access the internet and visit websites. It provides a graphical interface for users to navigate the internet, search for information, and interact with various web-based applications. Internet Explorer is specifically designed for internet browsing purposes and is widely used by individuals to connect to the internet and explore online content.

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  • 11. 

    Please select which Microsoft Windows Operating System you have worked with last?

    • A.

      Windows 2000

    • B.

      Windows XP

    • C.

      Windows Vista

    • D.

      Windows 7

  • 12. 

    What would you use to view all the folders and files on your laptop or PC?

    • A.

      My Computer

    • B.

      Internet Explorer

    • C.

      Google

    Correct Answer
    A. My Computer
    Explanation
    "My Computer" is the correct answer because it is the file management tool in Windows operating systems that allows users to view all the folders and files on their laptop or PC. It provides a hierarchical view of the file system, allowing users to navigate through different drives, folders, and files. It also provides information about the storage space and properties of the files and folders. Internet Explorer and Google are web browsers and not file management tools, so they are not used to view the folders and files on a laptop or PC.

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  • 13. 

    Yesterday you received an Excel spreadsheet via email titled “WorkPlan_011011” and saved it in your Current Studies folder.  Today someone sent you an updated version of this spreadsheet also titled “WorkPlan_011011” with instructions to save this one, replacing the prior one received.  

    • A.

      You would open the Excel spreadsheet and save it to the current location where the old one is and say replace.

    • B.

      You would rename the old Excel spreadsheet to old.

    • C.

      You would save the new excel spreadsheet to a new location.

    Correct Answer
    A. You would open the Excel spreadsheet and save it to the current location where the old one is and say replace.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to open the Excel spreadsheet and save it to the current location where the old one is and say replace. This is because the updated version of the spreadsheet has the same title as the previous one, indicating that it is meant to replace the old version. By saving it in the same location and choosing to replace the old file, you ensure that you have the most up-to-date version of the spreadsheet.

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