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This quiz was designed to assess a students knowledge of basic computer usage in addition to their knowledge of Microsoft Word 2007, again at the basic level.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are these images called?

    • A.

      Click art

    • B.

      Pictoclicks

    • C.

      Icons

    • D.

      Taskbar

    Correct Answer
    C. Icons
    Explanation
    Icons are small visual representations used to represent an action, object, or concept. They are commonly used in computer interfaces to provide a visual cue for users to understand and interact with various functions or features. Icons are widely recognized and used across different platforms and applications to enhance user experience and facilitate easy navigation.

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  • 2. 

    What are these buttons called?

    • A.

      Window buttons

    • B.

      Screen buttons

    • C.

      Size buttons

    • D.

      Benjamin Buttons

    Correct Answer
    A. Window buttons
    Explanation
    These buttons are called window buttons because they are typically located on the top bar of a window and are used to minimize, maximize, and close the window.

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  • 3. 

    How do you get this kind of window to appear?

    • A.

      Double-click with the left mouse button

    • B.

      Click with the right mouse button

    • C.

      Click with the left mouse button

    • D.

      Click start

    Correct Answer
    B. Click with the right mouse button
    Explanation
    To get this kind of window to appear, you need to click with the right mouse button. This action will bring up a context menu or additional options related to the item you clicked on. The right-click functionality is commonly used in operating systems and software applications to provide quick access to various commands and settings.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of this Windows element?

    • A.

      Workbar

    • B.

      Taskbar

    • C.

      Program bar

    • D.

      Spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Taskbar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Taskbar". The taskbar is a graphical user interface element in Windows operating systems that displays the currently open programs and allows users to access various system functions, such as the Start menu, notification area, and system tray. It is typically located at the bottom of the screen and provides easy access to frequently used applications and system tools.

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  • 5. 

    How do you drag with the mouse?

    • A.

      Click, point, move the mouse

    • B.

      Point, click, move the mouse, click

    • C.

      Point, press the mouse button, move the mouse, release the mouse button

    • D.

      Double Click the item you want to drag

    Correct Answer
    C. Point, press the mouse button, move the mouse, release the mouse button
    Explanation
    To drag with the mouse, you first need to point to the item you want to drag. Then, you need to press and hold the mouse button while moving the mouse to drag the item. Finally, you release the mouse button to drop the item in the desired location.

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  • 6. 

    What is Windows XP?

    • A.

      The computer’s operating system

    • B.

      A program for displaying images on the screen

    • C.

      A system for displaying photos and images on the computer

    • D.

      A hard drive

    Correct Answer
    A. The computer’s operating system
    Explanation
    Windows XP is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It is designed to manage computer hardware and software resources and provide common services for computer programs. It is responsible for controlling and coordinating the activities of computer hardware and software, allowing users to interact with the computer and run applications. It is not a program for displaying images, a system for displaying photos, or a hard drive.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of this Windows screen?

    • A.

      Desk screen

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Desk window

    • D.

      Home page

    Correct Answer
    B. Desktop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Desktop". The name of the Windows screen that is being referred to in this question is the "Desktop". The desktop is the primary screen that appears after logging into a Windows operating system. It displays icons, shortcuts, and background wallpaper, allowing users to access files, folders, and applications on their computer.

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  • 8. 

    You see this dialog box. You want to close the program without saving the latest version of your document. Which button will you click on?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Cancel

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    To close the program without saving the latest version of the document, you would click on the "No" button. This button indicates that you do not want to save any changes made to the document and simply want to close the program.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of this row of buttons in Word 2007?

    • A.

      Home page

    • B.

      Ribbon

    • C.

      Taskbar

    • D.

      Button bar

    Correct Answer
    B. Ribbon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ribbon." In Word 2007, the row of buttons at the top of the screen is called the Ribbon. It replaced the traditional menu and toolbar system used in previous versions of Word. The Ribbon organizes commands and features into tabs and groups, making it easier for users to find and access the tools they need.

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  • 10. 

    What does this button do?

    • A.

      Closes the window

    • B.

      Maximizes the window

    • C.

      Reduces the size of the window

    Correct Answer
    B. Maximizes the window
    Explanation
    This button is used to maximize the window. When clicked, it expands the window to fill the entire screen, allowing the user to view the content in a larger size.

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  • 11. 

    What type of port is this?

    • A.

      PS/2 port

    • B.

      USB port

    • C.

      Parallel port

    • D.

      Pass Port

    Correct Answer
    B. USB port
    Explanation
    The correct answer is USB port. A USB port is a common type of port found on computers and other electronic devices. It is used for connecting various peripherals such as keyboards, mice, printers, and external storage devices. USB ports are widely used due to their versatility, high data transfer speeds, and ability to provide power to connected devices.

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  • 12. 

    In which window can you display the available hard drive space most quickly?

    • A.

      System Properties

    • B.

      My Computer

    • C.

      My Documents

    Correct Answer
    B. My Computer
    Explanation
    In the My Computer window, you can display the available hard drive space most quickly. This is because the My Computer window provides an overview of all the drives connected to the computer, allowing you to easily see the available space on each drive at a glance. System Properties provides more detailed information about the computer's hardware and settings, while My Documents is a folder that contains personal files and does not directly display hard drive space.

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  • 13. 

    What are documents, drawings, and programs stored on the hard drive called?

    • A.

      Folders

    • B.

      Files

    • C.

      Folder properties

    • D.

      DVD

    Correct Answer
    B. Files
    Explanation
    Files are the correct answer because documents, drawings, and programs stored on the hard drive are typically saved as individual files. Folders are used to organize and store these files, but the actual items themselves are referred to as files. Folder properties are settings and attributes associated with a folder, not the files within it. DVDs are a type of storage media, but they are not specifically mentioned in the question and may not be relevant to the storage of documents, drawings, and programs on a hard drive.

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  • 14. 

    What might be going on if you see the following message in the Internet Explorer window?

    • A.

      The web page is too large for your screen

    • B.

      The computer settings have been adjusted so that this website is not accessible

    • C.

      The Internet connection isn’t working

    • D.

      Your monitor is not on

    Correct Answer
    C. The Internet connection isn’t working
    Explanation
    If you see the message "The Internet connection isn't working" in the Internet Explorer window, it suggests that there is a problem with your internet connection. This could be due to various reasons such as a loss of signal, network issues, or a problem with your modem or router. It indicates that the browser is unable to establish a connection to the internet, resulting in the webpage not loading properly.

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  • 15. 

    Are spaces allowed in web addresses?

    • A.

      Yes, but only between two letters

    • B.

      Yes

    • C.

      No

    Correct Answer
    C. No
    Explanation
    Spaces are not allowed in web addresses. Web addresses, also known as URLs, are used to locate and access specific web pages on the internet. Spaces are not recognized as valid characters in URLs and can cause errors when trying to access a webpage. Instead of spaces, URLs typically use hyphens or underscores to separate words.

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  • 16. 

    What is jumping from one website to another called?

    • A.

      Leaping

    • B.

      Hyperlinking

    • C.

      Surfing

    Correct Answer
    C. Surfing
    Explanation
    Surfing is the correct answer because it refers to the act of moving from one website to another on the internet, similar to how a surfer moves from one wave to another. It implies a sense of exploration and navigation, capturing the idea of browsing different websites. Leaping and hyperlinking are not accurate terms to describe this action.

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  • 17. 

    What kinds of printers are there?

    • A.

      Laser printers and modem printers

    • B.

      Laser printers and inkjet printers

    • C.

      Laser printers and typex printers

    Correct Answer
    B. Laser printers and inkjet printers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is laser printers and inkjet printers. Laser printers use a laser beam to transfer toner onto the paper, resulting in high-quality prints suitable for text and graphics. Inkjet printers, on the other hand, use small nozzles to spray ink onto the paper, making them ideal for color printing and photo printing.

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  • 18. 

    What is this kind of computer called?

    • A.

      Lapcomp

    • B.

      Laptop

    • C.

      Toplap

    • D.

      Windows Mobile

    Correct Answer
    B. Laptop
    Explanation
    A laptop is a type of computer that is portable and designed to be used on the lap. It typically has a built-in keyboard, display, and trackpad or pointing device. Laptops are commonly used for various tasks such as browsing the internet, creating documents, and running software applications. They offer the convenience of mobility and can be easily carried around, making them suitable for both work and personal use.

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  • 19. 

    Is www.visualsteps@com a proper web address?

    • A.

      Yes, this address is correct. As a result of the @ symbol, the first web page is immediately opened

    • B.

      No, because the dot should be replaced by an @ symbol

    • C.

      No, because the @ should be replaced by a dot

    Correct Answer
    C. No, because the @ should be replaced by a dot
    Explanation
    The given web address "www.visualsteps@com" is not a proper web address because the @ symbol should be replaced by a dot. In a web address, the dot is used to separate the domain name and the top-level domain, while the @ symbol is typically used in email addresses to separate the username and the domain name. Therefore, the correct web address format should be "www.visualsteps.com" with a dot replacing the @ symbol.

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  • 20. 

    What does downloading from the Internet mean?

    • A.

      Retrieving files from the Internet

    • B.

      Lowering your game level on the Internet

    • C.

      Viewing web pages on the Internet

    Correct Answer
    A. Retrieving files from the Internet
    Explanation
    Downloading from the Internet refers to the process of retrieving files or data from the Internet onto a local device. This can include downloading various types of files such as documents, images, videos, software, or music from websites or online platforms. It allows users to access and save content from the Internet onto their own devices for offline use or further manipulation.

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  • 21. 

    What does a green wavy line under a word or phrase in the document mean in Microsoft Word?

    • A.

      The word or phrase might be misspelled.

    • B.

      The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error.

    • C.

      The word or phrase has been copied to the clipboard.

    Correct Answer
    B. The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error.
    Explanation
    A green wavy line under a word or phrase in Microsoft Word indicates that there might be a grammatical error. This feature is part of the built-in grammar checker in Word, which helps identify potential grammar mistakes in the document. It is different from the red wavy line, which indicates a possible spelling error.

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  • 22. 

    What happens if you click on this knob in Internet Explorer?

    • A.

      A list of previously visited websites appears on the left-hand side of the window

    • B.

      The last action is undone

    • C.

      A list of favorite web addresses appears on the left-hand side of the window

    Correct Answer
    A. A list of previously visited websites appears on the left-hand side of the window
    Explanation
    Clicking on the knob in Internet Explorer will display a list of previously visited websites on the left-hand side of the window. This feature allows users to easily access and revisit websites they have previously viewed.

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  • 23. 

    What is a search engine?

    • A.

      A program that monitors your surfing behavior on the Internet

    • B.

      A website where you can type in key words and search for them in millions of web pages

    • C.

      A website where you can click on hundreds of categorized web addresses

    Correct Answer
    B. A website where you can type in key words and search for them in millions of web pages
    Explanation
    A search engine is a website where users can enter keywords and search for information on millions of web pages. It allows users to find specific information by typing in relevant keywords and retrieving relevant results from its database of indexed web pages.

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  • 24. 

    Which device connects your computer to the Internet?

    • A.

      Telephone table

    • B.

      Modem

    • C.

      Hard drive

    • D.

      CD rom

    Correct Answer
    B. Modem
    Explanation
    A modem is a device that connects your computer to the internet. It is responsible for converting the digital signals from your computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over telephone lines or cable lines. The modem then converts the analog signals back into digital signals at the receiving end, allowing your computer to communicate with the internet. Therefore, a modem is the correct device that connects your computer to the internet.

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  • 25. 

    What ribbon do you use to change margins?

    • A.

      Page Layout

    • B.

      View

    • C.

      Home

    • D.

      Insert

    Correct Answer
    A. Page Layout
    Explanation
    To change margins in a document, you would use the Page Layout ribbon. This ribbon contains various options and settings related to the layout and formatting of the document, including the ability to adjust margins. The Page Layout ribbon provides a convenient and easily accessible way to make changes to the document's layout, ensuring that the margins are set according to the desired specifications. The other options listed (View, Home, and Insert) do not contain the specific tools or settings needed to change margins.

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  • 26. 

    What does WWW mean?

    • A.

      Web World Works

    • B.

      World Wide Web

    • C.

      World Wide Watch

    • D.

      World Wrestling Federation

    Correct Answer
    B. World Wide Web
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "World Wide Web". The term "WWW" stands for World Wide Web, which is a system of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. It is a global network of information that is accessible through the internet. The World Wide Web revolutionized the way people access and share information, making it easier to navigate and search for content online.

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  • 27. 

    If you’re connected to the Internet, you are:

    • A.

      Outline

    • B.

      Offline

    • C.

      Online

    Correct Answer
    C. Online
    Explanation
    If you are connected to the Internet, it means that you have a working connection to the global network of computers. This allows you to access and interact with various online services, websites, and resources. Being "online" implies that you are actively connected to the Internet and can engage in activities such as browsing the web, sending emails, streaming videos, or using online applications. Therefore, the correct answer is "online."

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  • 28. 

    In Microsoft Word 2007, a squiggly red line under a word means

    • A.

      Check your grammer

    • B.

      Word does not have a synonym match

    • C.

      The word is misspelled

    • D.

      The dictionary is full

    Correct Answer
    C. The word is misspelled
    Explanation
    The squiggly red line under a word in Microsoft Word 2007 indicates that the word is misspelled. Word has a built-in spell check feature that automatically detects and highlights misspelled words with a red squiggly line. This helps users identify and correct spelling errors in their documents.

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  • 29. 

    What is the 1 shortcut key in Microsoft Word that will start the spellcheck feature automatically?

    • A.

      F5

    • B.

      F4

    • C.

      F7

    • D.

      F2

    Correct Answer
    C. F7
    Explanation
    Pressing the F7 key in Microsoft Word automatically starts the spellcheck feature. This shortcut key allows users to quickly access and correct any spelling errors in their document without having to navigate through the menus or toolbar. It is a convenient and efficient way to ensure that the document is free from spelling mistakes.

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  • 30. 

    On what tool bar do you need to be on to select the ruler?

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Developer

    • C.

      Page Layout

    • D.

      View

    Correct Answer
    D. View
    Explanation
    To select the ruler, you need to be on the "View" toolbar. The ruler is a feature that helps in aligning and measuring objects on a document, and it is commonly found in the "View" toolbar in most software applications. This toolbar typically contains various options for customizing the display of the document, including the ruler.

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  • 31. 

    What page view can you use to see what it will look like when printed?

    • A.

      Draft View

    • B.

      Outline View

    • C.

      Print View

    • D.

      Reading View

    Correct Answer
    B. Outline View
    Explanation
    Outline View allows you to see the structure and hierarchy of your document, including headings and subheadings. It provides a condensed and organized view of the content, making it easier to navigate and rearrange sections. While Draft View shows the document without formatting and Print View shows how the document will appear when printed, Outline View specifically focuses on the document's structure, making it the most suitable option to see what the document will look like when printed. Reading View, on the other hand, is designed for easy reading on the screen and does not provide a preview of the printed version.

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  • 32. 

    The ribbon consists of a series of ___________ which contains groups of tools related to specific tasks.

    • A.

      Files

    • B.

      Tabs

    • C.

      Dialog Boxes

    • D.

      Task Panes

    Correct Answer
    B. Tabs
    Explanation
    The ribbon consists of a series of tabs which contains groups of tools related to specific tasks. Each tab represents a different category or function, such as "Home," "Insert," or "Format." When a tab is selected, it displays a set of tools and options that are relevant to that particular task or category. The tabs make it easy for users to navigate and access the tools they need for a specific task.

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  • 33. 

    The prefix kilo, as in kilobyte, stands for what number?

    • A.

      10,000

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1,000,000

    • D.

      1,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 1,000
    Explanation
    The prefix kilo is commonly used to represent a factor of 1,000. In the case of kilobyte, it refers to a unit of digital information equal to 1,000 bytes.

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  • 34. 

    To get help using Word, click the Help icon on the ribbon or press the F1 key.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, "True," is that to get help using Word, one can click the Help icon on the ribbon or press the F1 key. This indicates that there are indeed ways to access help in Word by following the mentioned steps.

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  • 35. 

    A ___________ is a document that provides a preformatted layout for text and graphics, as well as some content.

    • A.

      Wizard

    • B.

      Template

    • C.

      Letter

    • D.

      Thumbnail

    Correct Answer
    B. Template
    Explanation
    A template is a document that provides a preformatted layout for text and graphics, as well as some content. It is a useful tool for creating consistent and professional-looking documents, such as resumes, newsletters, or brochures. Templates save time and effort by providing a starting point with predefined styles, fonts, and placeholders for content. Users can easily customize the template by adding their own text and graphics while maintaining the overall design. Templates are commonly used in word processing software, graphic design applications, and website builders.

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  • 36. 

    The first time you save a document in word you must name the file.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you save a document in Word for the first time, you are required to name the file. This is because the file needs to have a unique identifier so that it can be easily located and accessed later. By giving the file a name, you can easily recognize and retrieve it from your computer or other storage devices. Therefore, the statement "The first time you save a document in Word you must name the file" is true.

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  • 37. 

    After selecting text, use the ___________ and ___________ commands to move the text to a different location.

    • A.

      Copy; Paste

    • B.

      Cut; Repeat

    • C.

      Copy; Paste Special

    • D.

      Cut; Paste

    Correct Answer
    D. Cut; Paste
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cut; Paste". These commands are used to move text to a different location. "Cut" removes the selected text from its original location and places it in the clipboard, while "Paste" inserts the text from the clipboard into a new location.

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  • 38. 

    With regards to storing information, can you create a folder within a folder?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      It depends on the folder size

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, you can create a folder within a folder. This is commonly known as creating subfolders. Subfolders allow for better organization and categorization of files and information within a main folder. By creating a folder within a folder, you can further group related files and easily navigate through the hierarchical structure of the folders.

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  • 39. 

    In Word 07, you can only undo the last change made to the document.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Word 07, you can undo multiple changes made to the document, not just the last one. This means that if you make several edits or modifications, you can revert back to previous versions of the document by using the undo feature.

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  • 40. 

    In Word, a quick way to change all the instances of the word beautiful with the word picturesque is to use the ___________ feature.

    • A.

      Find and Replace

    • B.

      Thesaurus

    • C.

      Document Information

    • D.

      Properties

    Correct Answer
    A. Find and Replace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Find and Replace. This feature allows users to search for a specific word or phrase in a document and replace it with another word or phrase. In this case, the user can search for the word "beautiful" and replace it with "picturesque" throughout the document. This saves time and effort compared to manually changing each instance of the word. The Thesaurus feature provides synonyms for words but does not change the actual text in the document. The other options, Document Information and Properties, are unrelated to changing the text in the document.

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  • 41. 

    In Microsoft Word, to insert a word into the middle of a sentence....

    • A.

      Move the cursor to the desired location in the sentence and type the new word.

    • B.

      Move the cursor to the desired location in the sentence, press Enter key, and type the new word.

    • C.

      Move the cursor to the beginning of the sentence and start typing.

    • D.

      Retype the whole sentence.

    Correct Answer
    A. Move the cursor to the desired location in the sentence and type the new word.
    Explanation
    To insert a word into the middle of a sentence in Microsoft Word, you need to move the cursor to the desired location in the sentence and simply type the new word. This allows you to seamlessly add the word without having to retype the entire sentence or press the Enter key, which would create a new line.

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  • 42. 

    In Microsoft word, the arrow keys can be used to

    • A.

      Move the cursor in the text that has already been entered

    • B.

      Delete text

    • C.

      Save the document

    • D.

      Move the cursor while deleting text

    Correct Answer
    A. Move the cursor in the text that has already been entered
    Explanation
    The arrow keys in Microsoft Word can be used to navigate and move the cursor within the text that has already been entered. This allows the user to easily move the cursor to different parts of the document without having to use the mouse or trackpad. It is a convenient way to edit and make changes to the text efficiently.

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  • 43. 

    The Standard Toolbar

    • A.

      Provides a list of pull-down menu names.

    • B.

      Displays information about commands being selected

    • C.

      Is used to execute commonly performed actions.

    • D.

      Is used to bring hidden parts of a document into view.

    Correct Answer
    C. Is used to execute commonly performed actions.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is used to execute commonly performed actions." The standard toolbar is a set of icons or buttons that represent commonly used actions in a software program. These actions can include opening a file, saving a file, printing, copying, pasting, and formatting text. By clicking on the icons or buttons in the standard toolbar, users can quickly and easily perform these commonly performed actions without having to navigate through menus or use keyboard shortcuts.

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  • 44. 

    The Hide/Show button found in the Standard Toolbar

    • A.

      Creates a new paragraph

    • B.

      Displays or hides symbols for characters like spaces and tabs.

    • C.

      Displays or hides the Standard Toolbar.

    • D.

      Displays or hides the text just typed.

    Correct Answer
    C. Displays or hides the Standard Toolbar.
    Explanation
    The Hide/Show button found in the Standard Toolbar allows the user to display or hide the Standard Toolbar. This button is used to toggle the visibility of the toolbar, which contains various tools and options for performing tasks in the software or application. By clicking on this button, the user can show or hide the toolbar as per their preference, providing a cleaner interface or accessing the toolbar when needed.

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  • 45. 

    In Microsoft Word, when a file is saved for the first time

    • A.

      A copy is automatically printed

    • B.

      It must be given a name to identify it.

    • C.

      It does not need a name

    • D.

      It only needs a name if it is not going to be printed

    Correct Answer
    B. It must be given a name to identify it.
    Explanation
    When a file is saved for the first time in Microsoft Word, it must be given a name to identify it. This is because the file needs to be stored in a specific location on the computer's storage system, and the name helps to differentiate it from other files. Without a name, it would be difficult to locate and access the file later on. Therefore, giving the file a name is a necessary step in the saving process.

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