Important Computer Skills You Didn't Know! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is the Internet?
    • A. 

      The Internet is a network of printers.

    • B. 

      The Internet is web pages linked together.

    • C. 

      The Internet is millions of computers around the world connected to each other.

  • 2. 
    What does download mean?
    • A. 

      To install a program.

    • B. 

      To get a picture file.

    • C. 

      To add extra memory.

    • D. 

      To get a file from someone else’s computer and save it onto your computer

  • 3. 
    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 pictures

  • 4. 
    What is a browser?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer only

    • B. 

      Safari only

    • C. 

      A browser is a software program that lets you explore the World Wide Web to find text, graphics, sound, movies, games, chats and more. An example of a browser is Safari or Internet Explorer.

    • D. 

      A hard drive

  • 5. 
    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. 

      Your monitor is not on

    • C. 

      The Internet connection isn’t working

  • 6. 
    What does WWW mean?
    • A. 

      World Wide Works

    • B. 

      World Wide Web

    • C. 

      World Wrestling Competition

    • D. 

      World Wide Watch

  • 7. 
    Which device connects your computer to the Internet?
    • A. 

      Telephone table

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      CD Rom

  • 8. 
    If you’re connected to the Internet, you are:
    • A. 

      Outline

    • B. 

      Offline

    • C. 

      Online

  • 9. 
    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Depends on what type of file

    • D. 

      Only to certain email addresses

  • 10. 
    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?
    • A. 

      It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.

    • B. 

      It will send a reply message to every entry in your address book.

    • C. 

      It will generate a reply message only to the sender of the message.

    • D. 

      This function is not possible.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of an e-mail address?  (Tip: Think about whether an email address can have space in it.)
  • 12. 
    What does highlight mean?
    • A. 

      To click something on a page with your mouse.

    • B. 

      To click on a picture.

    • C. 

      To select a shape.

    • D. 

      To selecting information

  • 13. 
    What does delete mean?
    • A. 

      To take away information

    • B. 

      to add information

    • C. 

      To change information

  • 14. 
    What is a monitor?
    • A. 

      A monitor is the hard drive of the computer

    • B. 

      A monitor is the disk drive

    • C. 

      The part of a computer that allows the user to view information on a screen.

  • 15. 
    What is an application?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      software program

    • C. 

      music

    • D. 

      picture

  • 16. 
    What is a font?
    • A. 

      style of pictures

    • B. 

      Style of computer text

    • C. 

      Style of shapes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    What shortcut do I use to undo?
    • A. 

      Control x

    • B. 

      control z

    • C. 

      Control u

  • 18. 
    What is an icon?
    • A. 

      A tiny picture on the screen that is for a program, file, or folder.

    • B. 

      a tiny picture for the hard drive only.

    • C. 

      A tiny music file.

  • 19. 
    What is the name of this Windows element?
    • A. 

      Workbar

    • B. 

      Taskbar

    • C. 

      Program bar

    • D. 

      Spacebar

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    What is the name of this Windows screen?
    • A. 

      Desk screen

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Desk window

    • D. 

      Desk window

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    What is the name of this row of buttons in Word 2007?
    • A. 

      Home page

    • B. 

      Ribbon

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Button bar

  • 24. 
    What type of port is this?
    • A. 

      PS/2 port

    • B. 

      USB port

    • C. 

      Parallel port

    • D. 

      Pass port

  • 25. 
      Is [email protected] a proper web address?
    • A. 

      Yes, this address is correct.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      No, because the @ should be replaced by a dot

  • 26. 
    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.

  • 27. 
    What ribbon do you use to change margins?  
    • A. 

      Page Layout

    • B. 

      View

    • C. 

      Home

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 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

  • 29. 
    This part sends signals to other parts of the computer to tell them what to do.
    • A. 

      Power supply

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 30. 
    This memory is for short term storage and is lost when the computer is turned off. 
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 31. 
    This part does the real calculation, moving, and processing of information.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      IBM

  • 32. 
    What is a hard drive?
    • A. 

      Something that plays music.

    • B. 

      It stores information.

    • C. 

      It is a place to share photos.

    • D. 

      It is memory.

  • 33. 
    What does CPU stand for?
    • A. 

      Computer Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Central Programming Unit

    • C. 

      Computer Programming Unit

    • D. 

      Central Processing Unit

  • 34. 
    This part stores data, programs, settings, and the operating system while the computer is off. While it is on, it spins inside the computer reading and writing data.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 35. 
    When you hold the left mouse button down and drag it over text or pictures, you are ______________.
    • A. 

      Highlighting

    • B. 

      Covering

    • C. 

      Deleting

    • D. 

      Typing

  • 36. 
    To access the Paint program, you click on the start menu and
    • A. 

      Go to programs, then accessories, then click on 'Paint'

    • B. 

      Go to programs, then accessories, then Microsoft Office, and click on 'Paint'

    • C. 

      go to Internet Explorer or Firefox

    • D. 

      Go into the control panel

  • 37. 
    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. 

      Highlight it, click ctrl c

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 38. 
    How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?  
    • A. 

      Right click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      It is not possible to open program if no icons are on the desktop.

    • C. 

      Restart the computer.

    • D. 

      Cick the start button and select program from the menu

  • 39. 
    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Right click on the mouse.

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select minimize or maximize

    • C. 

      Top right corner, dash or square

    • D. 

      This function can not be done.

  • 40. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to?
    • A. 

      Something that is for the computer programmer only.

    • B. 

      The part of your work area where the computer monitor sits.

    • C. 

      The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files.

    • D. 

      The desk that your computer is stationed on.

  • 41. 
    What do people use Microsoft Excel for?
    • A. 

      Business and math calculations

    • B. 

      typing letters

    • C. 

      Creating pictures

    • D. 

      Designing websites

  • 42. 
    Which of these buttons is used to close or exit a window?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    Which of these buttons is used to minimize a window?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    If you have two windows minimized (like the picture below), how do you open them back up?
    • A. 

      Open a new Internet Explorer window.

    • B. 

      Click on the task that you would like to open.

    • C. 

      Search the computer history.

    • D. 

      Ask Jeeves.

  • 45. 
    To logon to most computers using Windows XP, you have to use which three keys?
    • A. 

      Ctrl+Alt+Del

    • B. 

      Shift+Tab+Enter

    • C. 

      Caps Lock, Number Lock, and Scroll Lock

    • D. 

      A+S+D

  • 46. 
    When words are slanted, like this, what is it called?
    • A. 

      Bold

    • B. 

      Underlined

    • C. 

      Italics

    • D. 

      Links

  • 47. 
    When socialising on the internet it is safe to put personal information on your profile when:
    • A. 

      You think only your friends will read it

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      The font looks really good

    • D. 

      You only add your name and no other information

  • 48. 
    If you receive a message that makes you feel uncomfortable your should:
    • A. 

      Reply to is and tell the sender what you think of them

    • B. 

      Tell an adult

    • C. 

      Just delete it and say nothing

    • D. 

      Send the message on to all of your friends

  • 49. 
    Which of the following statements are good advice?
    • A. 

      Think before you post information online - once posted it's difficult to remove.

    • B. 

      Always keep your password a secret.

    • C. 

      Tell your parents if you are upset by language, pictures or anthing on the internet.

    • D. 

      Be careful who you trust online.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    Why shouldn't you type in capital letters?
    • A. 

      Some people can't read all capital letters.

    • B. 

      It looks like you are shouting and people will think you are rude.

    • C. 

      It is poor grammar.

    • D. 

      It isn't good for the computer to always type in capital letters.