Basic Computer Skills Quiz: MCQ

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Do you think you have basic computer skills? Much of basic computer skills include the internet and email, computers, word processing, graphics and multimedia, and spreadsheets. Knowing how to use the computer and how it operates is imperative in basic computer skills. Some basic computer skills include opening applications and programs, navigating the internet, searching, and sharing files. This quiz is top-notch, and you must try it. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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.

      Restart the computer.

    • C.

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

    • D.

      Cick the start button and select program from the menu.

    Correct Answer
    D. Cick 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 will display a list of installed programs, allowing you to choose the one you want to open.

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  • 2. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. 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 there is either a dash or a square symbol. This action will either minimize the program, making it smaller and hidden from view, or maximize it, making it full screen and occupying the entire display area.

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  • 3. 

    How do you close a window on your desktop?

    • A.

      Go to "File" and select "Close".

    • B.

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

    • C.

      Use the mouse to press the button with the "X" in it at the top right corner of the screen.

    • D.

      Use the mouse to press the button with the _ in it at the top right corner of the screen.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the mouse to press the button with the "X" in it at the top right corner of the screen.
    Explanation
    To close a window on your desktop, you can use the mouse to press the button with the "X" in it at the top right corner of the screen. This button is typically used to exit or close an application or window. By clicking on it, you can effectively close the window and remove it from your desktop.

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  • 4. 

    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 select email addresses.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message because most e-mail clients support the attachment of various file types, including word processing files such as .doc or .docx. This allows the sender to share documents with the recipient through email, making it convenient for collaboration or sharing information.

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  • 5. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.
    Explanation
    The "Reply to All" e-mail function allows the sender to respond to the original message and include all recipients of the message in the reply. This means that when the sender clicks "Reply to All," the reply message will be sent to all the people who received the original message, ensuring that everyone stays informed and included in the conversation.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is an example of an e-mail address?

    Correct Answer
    D. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "[email protected]". This is an example of an e-mail address because it follows the standard format of having a username (johndoe) followed by the "@" symbol and the domain name (cincinnatilibrary.org).

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  • 7. 

    Which two websites offer free email service?

    • A.

      Yahoo and Amazon

    • B.

      Yahoo and Google

    • C.

      I-Tunes and Twitter

    • D.

      Library website and Hotmail

    Correct Answer
    B. Yahoo and Google
    Explanation
    Yahoo and Google are the correct answers because both websites offer free email services. Yahoo Mail and Google's Gmail are popular free email services that allow users to create and manage email accounts without any cost.

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  • 8. 

    "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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files.
    Explanation
    The term "desktop" in the context of computers refers to the initial screen that appears after logging into an operating system, such as Windows or macOS. This screen typically displays icons for folders, applications, and files, allowing users to easily access and organize their digital content. It is not related to being exclusively for computer programmers or referring to the physical desk where the computer is placed.

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