Basic Computer Skill Test For New Applicants

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  • 1. 

    What is an Icon?

    • A.

      A short cut to a program.

    • B.

      A program.

    • C.

      Way to get to the internet.

    Correct Answer
    A. A short cut to a program.
    Explanation
    An icon is a graphical representation or symbol used to represent a program, file, or function on a computer. It serves as a shortcut or quick access to open a specific program or file with a single click. Icons are commonly found on desktops, taskbars, or in file directories, making it easier for users to navigate and access their desired programs or files quickly.

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  • 2. 

    In order to copy an item you must first highlight the item.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To copy an item, it is necessary to highlight the item first. This means that you need to select or mark the item before you can proceed with the copy action. Only after the item is highlighted can you successfully copy it. Therefore, the statement "In order to copy an item you must first highlight the item" is true.

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  • 3. 

    How do you Paste a copied Item?

    • A.

      Double click the mouse

    • B.

      Right click and select Paste

    • C.

      Crtl+X

    • D.

      Crtl+C

    Correct Answer
    B. Right click and select Paste
    Explanation
    To paste a copied item, you can right click on the desired location and select the "Paste" option from the context menu. This action will transfer the copied item to the selected location.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Start Menu on your Desktop? Where is it located on the Desktop

    • A.

      Central launching point for application and tasks. Upper Left Corner of the Desktop

    • B.

      The launch screen for the computer. Center of the Desktop

    • C.

      Central launching point for application and tasks. Lower Left Corner of the Desktop

    Correct Answer
    C. Central launching point for application and tasks. Lower Left Corner of the Desktop
    Explanation
    The Start Menu on your Desktop is the central launching point for applications and tasks. It is located in the lower left corner of the Desktop.

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  • 5. 

    Which option below is an email adress?

    Correct Answer
    C. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "[email protected]" because it follows the format of a typical email address, with a username ("Johnnybravo") followed by the "@" symbol and the domain name ("gmail.com").

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  • 6. 

    How do you open a program such as a 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.

      Click the start button and select program from the menu

    • D.

      Restart the computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Click the start button and select program from the menu
    Explanation
    To open a program like Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop, you can click the start button, usually located at the bottom left corner of the screen, and then select the program from the menu that appears. This menu typically lists all the installed programs on the computer, allowing you to easily access and open them.

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  • 7. 

    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?

    • A.

      Right click on the mouse.

    • B.

      Top right corner, dash or square.

    • C.

      This function can not be done.

    • D.

      Left click on the Tool Bar

    Correct Answer
    B. Top right corner, dash or square.
    Explanation
    To minimize or maximize a program in Windows, you can click on the top right corner of the program window where you will find either a dash or a square symbol. Clicking on the dash will minimize the program, reducing it to a smaller window or an icon on the taskbar. Clicking on the square symbol will maximize the program, making it occupy the entire screen.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      Depends on what type of file.

    • C.

      Only to select email addresses.

    • D.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message because most e-mail clients and services support the attachment of various file types, including word processing files such as .doc or .docx. This allows users to send documents, reports, or any other text-based files as attachments in their e-mails.

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  • 9. 

    To scroll a web page you would use what function? Which of the following is not correct:

    • A.

      Arrow Keys

    • B.

      Mouse Wheel

    • C.

      Esc Button

    • D.

      Scroll Bar on web page

    Correct Answer
    C. Esc Button
    Explanation
    The Esc button is not used to scroll a web page. It is typically used to exit or cancel an action. The arrow keys, mouse wheel, and scroll bar on a web page are commonly used to scroll up, down, left, or right on a webpage.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the Following is not a correct step in opening a computer progam?

    • A.

      Go to Start menu

    • B.

      Launch an Icon for the program

    • C.

      Go to All Programs

    • D.

      Go to My Documents

    • E.

      Use Search and Enter Program Name

    Correct Answer
    D. Go to My Documents
    Explanation
    The step "Go to My Documents" is not a correct step in opening a computer program. My Documents is a folder on the computer that typically contains personal files and documents, and it is not the location where computer programs are stored or launched from. To open a computer program, one would typically go to the Start menu, navigate to the program's icon or shortcut, or use the search function to find and launch the program.

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