Desert Christian Academy Common Computer Shortcuts Quiz

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Desert Christian Academy Common Computer Shortcuts Quiz - Quiz

This is a quiz designed to quiz your knowledge of common computer shortcuts. Please fill in the correct answers. SPELLING DOES COUNT.
answers should be written in all lowercase and should be written as following example:
ctrl + l
f0
ctrl(space)+(space)letter
alt(space)+(space)letter or word


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This shortcut closes the current document.

    Explanation
    Pressing the "ctrl + w" shortcut closes the current document. This combination of keys is commonly used in various software applications to close the active window or tab. By pressing these keys together, the user can quickly and efficiently close the document they are currently working on without the need to navigate through menus or use the mouse.

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  • 2. 

    Converts selected text to italics

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ctrl + i" because this keyboard shortcut is commonly used to convert selected text to italics. By pressing the control key and the letter "i" at the same time, the selected text will be formatted in italics. This shortcut is widely recognized and used in various text editing and word processing applications.

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  • 3. 

    Converts selected text to bold

    Explanation
    The answer "ctrl + b" is correct because pressing this keyboard shortcut converts the selected text to bold. This shortcut is commonly used in word processing software or text editors to quickly apply the bold formatting to the desired text.

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  • 4. 

    Pressing this refreshes the current window

    Explanation
    Pressing the F5 key on the keyboard is a common shortcut to refresh the current window or webpage. This action reloads the content of the window or webpage, allowing for any updates or changes to be displayed. Therefore, the correct answer is F5.

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  • 5. 

    Pressing this allows you to rename a file or icon

    Explanation
    Pressing the "f2" key allows you to rename a file or icon.

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  • 6. 

    If you need help, press this

  • 7. 

    This shortcut closes the current program

    Explanation
    Alt + F4 is a keyboard shortcut that is commonly used to close the current program or window. By pressing the Alt key and the F4 key simultaneously, the current program or window that is in focus will be closed. This shortcut is widely known and used in various operating systems and applications as a quick way to exit or close a program without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse.

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  • 8. 

    This shortcut swaps between open programs.

    Explanation
    This shortcut, alt + tab, allows users to quickly switch between open programs on their computer. By pressing the alt key and then the tab key, users can cycle through their open windows and select the one they want to switch to. This is a convenient way to multitask and navigate between different applications without having to manually minimize or maximize each window.

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  • 9. 

    This shortcut creates a new slide in PowerPoint giving you more slides

    Explanation
    Pressing "ctrl + m" is a shortcut in PowerPoint that allows you to quickly create a new slide. By using this shortcut, you can easily add more slides to your presentation, allowing you to organize and present your content in a more efficient and structured manner. This shortcut is a time-saving feature that helps users to quickly add new slides without having to manually navigate through the PowerPoint interface.

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  • 10. 

    This 2 key shortcut opens the find menu

    Explanation
    Pressing the combination of Ctrl + F opens the find menu. This shortcut is commonly used in various applications and web browsers to quickly search for specific text or content within a document or webpage. It allows users to easily locate and navigate through large amounts of information, saving time and effort in manual searching.

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  • 11. 

    This shortcut prints

    Explanation
    This shortcut, ctrl + p, is used to print.

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  • 12. 

    This shortcut opens an existing file

    Explanation
    Pressing the "ctrl + o" shortcut opens an existing file. This shortcut is commonly used in various software applications to quickly access and open a file that has already been saved or created. By pressing these keys simultaneously, users can easily navigate to the desired file location and open it without having to manually search for the file through the application's menu or file explorer. This shortcut is a time-saving feature that enhances productivity and efficiency when working with files.

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  • 13. 

    This shortcut creates a new file

    Explanation
    Pressing ctrl + n is a keyboard shortcut that creates a new file. This shortcut is commonly used in various programs and operating systems to quickly start a new document or file without having to go through the menu options. It is a convenient way to save time and increase productivity when working on multiple files or projects.

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  • 14. 

    This shortcut selects all

    Explanation
    The shortcut "ctrl + a" selects all the content in a document or on a page. This means that when you press "ctrl + a," it will highlight and select everything on the screen, allowing you to easily copy, cut, or delete the selected content. This shortcut is commonly used in word processors, text editors, web browsers, and other applications where you need to quickly select all the text or elements on a page.

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  • 15. 

    This shortcut pastes texts or images

    Explanation
    The shortcut "ctrl + v" is used to paste texts or images.

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  • 16. 

    This shortcut copies texts or images

    Explanation
    This shortcut, ctrl + c, is used to copy texts or images. By pressing these keys together, the selected content is copied to the clipboard, allowing the user to paste it elsewhere. This shortcut is widely used in various applications and is a convenient way to duplicate information without the need for manual copying and pasting.

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  • 17. 

    This shortcut cuts texts or images

    Explanation
    Ctrl + X is a keyboard shortcut that is commonly used to cut texts or images. When this shortcut is pressed, the selected text or image is removed from its current location and stored in the clipboard. This allows the user to then paste the cut content elsewhere using the Ctrl + V shortcut.

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  • 18. 

    This shortcut is to redo the last action that was undone

    Explanation
    This keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + Y, is used to redo the last action that was undone. It allows the user to reverse the effects of the "undo" command and restore the previous state of the document or application. This shortcut is commonly used in various software programs to quickly repeat or redo an action without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse.

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  • 19. 

    This shortcut saves a document, according to Mr. Tobin it should be your favorite shortcut!

    Explanation
    This shortcut saves a document. According to Mr. Tobin, it should be your favorite shortcut because it allows you to quickly save your work without having to navigate through menus or use a mouse. It is a commonly used shortcut in many software applications and can help prevent the loss of important work by regularly saving your progress.

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  • 20. 

    This shortcut will underline your selected text when working in a word processor.

    • A.

      Ctrl + UL

    • B.

      Ctrl + L

    • C.

      Ctrl + U

    • D.

      Ctrl + B

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + U
    Explanation
    Pressing the "ctrl + U" shortcut in a word processor will underline the selected text. This is a commonly used shortcut for applying the underline formatting to text, making it useful for emphasizing certain words or phrases in a document. The other options ("ctrl + UL", "ctrl + L", "ctrl + B") do not specifically apply the underline formatting, so they are not the correct answer in this case.

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  • 21. 

    This shortcut will allow you to go back a step to undo the last action you performed.

    • A.

      Ctrl + Z

    • B.

      Ctrl + X

    • C.

      Ctrl + D

    • D.

      Ctrl + B

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + Z
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ctrl + Z. This shortcut allows you to go back a step and undo the last action you performed. It is commonly used in various software applications to reverse an action or revert to a previous state.

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  • 22. 

    When entering text online into multiple dialog boxes, pressing this key will move you from one box to the next (so you don't have to use your mouse to get to the next dialog box).

    • A.

      Tab

    • B.

      Alt

    • C.

      Shift

    • D.

      Next

    Correct Answer
    A. Tab
    Explanation
    Pressing the tab key while entering text online into multiple dialog boxes allows the user to move from one box to the next without using the mouse. This is a convenient way to navigate through the different input fields and speeds up the data entry process.

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  • 23. 

    When using a newer browser that utilizes tabbed browsing, this shortcut will create a new tab for you

    • A.

      Ctrl + t

    • B.

      Ctrl + tab

    • C.

      Alt + t

    • D.

      Alt + tab

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + t
    Explanation
    When using a newer browser that utilizes tabbed browsing, the shortcut "ctrl + t" creates a new tab. This shortcut is commonly used to quickly open a new tab in the browser without having to manually click on the new tab button or go through the menu options. By pressing "ctrl + t", users can easily switch between different tabs and open multiple webpages simultaneously for efficient multitasking.

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  • 24. 

    Mr. Tobin's middle name is ___________?

    Correct Answer
    Robert
    Explanation
    The question asks for Mr. Tobin's middle name, and the given answer is "Robert." This suggests that Mr. Tobin's middle name is Robert.

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  • 25. 

    Mr. Tobin's nickname is  ___________?

    Correct Answer
    Tobes
    Explanation
    Mr. Tobin's nickname is "Tobes" because it is a common practice to shorten someone's name and add an "s" to the end to create a nickname. In this case, "Tobes" is a shortened version of "Tobin" with the addition of the "s" sound.

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  • 26. 

    Mr. Tobin's first nickname was  ___________?

    Correct Answer
    Toby
    Tobey
    Explanation
    Mr. Tobin's first nickname could be either Toby or Tobey. Both options are plausible and could be acceptable as nicknames for someone named Tobin.

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  • 27. 

    You are here and I am here, but soon you will not be here.  Beware, I am the .....

    • A.

      Abominable Snowman

    • B.

      Dread Pirate Roberts

    • C.

      Mr. Blankenship

    • D.

      Chupacabra

    Correct Answer
    B. Dread Pirate Roberts
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the speaker will still be present, but the listener will not be. The Dread Pirate Roberts is a character known for taking on different identities, suggesting that the speaker will assume a new identity once the listener is no longer present.

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  • 28. 

    Mr. Tobin is how tall?

    • A.

      5'2"

    • B.

      5'5.5"

    • C.

      5'

    • D.

      5'7"

    Correct Answer
    B. 5'5.5"
  • 29. 

    The wealthiest person in the world is...

    • A.

      Bill Gates (Microsoft)

    • B.

      Carlos Slim Helu & Family (Telecom)

    • C.

      Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)

    • D.

      Bernard Arnault (LVMH)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bernard Arnault (LVMH).

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  • 30. 

    Ctrl+s

    • A.

      Super

    • B.

      Save

    • C.

      Save As

    • D.

      Suspend

    Correct Answer
    B. Save
    Explanation
    Ctrl+s is a keyboard shortcut that is commonly used to save a file or document. It is a quick and convenient way to save changes made to a file without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. Therefore, the correct answer is "Save."

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  • 31. 

    F1

    • A.

      Refresh

    • B.

      Rename

    • C.

      Help

    • D.

      Esc

    Correct Answer
    C. Help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Help" because it is the only option that is commonly used as a command or function in various software programs and operating systems. "Refresh" is typically used to reload or update content, "Rename" is used to change the name of a file or folder, and "Esc" is often used to cancel or exit a current operation. However, "Help" is the option that provides assistance or information about how to use a program or navigate through its features.

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  • 32. 

    Ctrl+z

    • A.

      Redo

    • B.

      Undo

    • C.

      Cut

    • D.

      Don't do

    Correct Answer
    B. Undo
    Explanation
    The given answer "undo" is correct because "undo" is a common keyboard shortcut used to reverse the previous action in many software applications. It allows users to revert back to a previous state or undo any changes made. In this context, "Ctrl+z" is the keyboard shortcut for undoing an action, which is a widely known and used command. Therefore, "undo" is the appropriate answer in this case.

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  • 33. 

    Ctrl+x

    • A.

      Cut

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Save

    • D.

      Undo

    Correct Answer
    A. Cut
    Explanation
    Ctrl+x is a keyboard shortcut commonly used to cut selected text or objects. This means that when you press Ctrl+x, the selected content is removed from its current location and stored in the clipboard. This allows you to then paste the cut content elsewhere using Ctrl+v. Therefore, "cut" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the action performed by pressing Ctrl+x.

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  • 34. 

    Ctrl+c

    • A.

      Cut

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Paste

    • D.

      Undo

    Correct Answer
    B. Copy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "copy" because Ctrl+C is a keyboard shortcut commonly used to copy selected text or files. This action allows the user to duplicate the selected content and store it in the clipboard, making it available for pasting elsewhere. The other options listed, "cut," "paste," and "undo," are also common keyboard shortcuts, but they do not correspond to the specific action triggered by Ctrl+C.

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  • 35. 

    Ctrl+v

    • A.

      Cut

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Paste

    • D.

      Print

    Correct Answer
    C. Paste
    Explanation
    The given answer "paste" is correct because it is the action that allows the user to insert copied or cut content into a new location. This action is commonly performed using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V.

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  • 36. 

    Ctrl+b

    • A.

      Back

    • B.

      Belete

    • C.

      Brand new

    • D.

      Bold

    Correct Answer
    D. Bold
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl+b is the keyboard shortcut to apply the bold formatting to the selected text.

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  • 37. 

    Ctrl+n

    • A.

      New document

    • B.

      New slide

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      New tab

    Correct Answer
    A. New document
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "new document" because pressing Ctrl+n is a keyboard shortcut commonly used to create a new document in various software applications, such as word processors or text editors. This shortcut allows users to quickly start working on a new file without having to manually navigate through menus or options.

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  • 38. 

    Ctrl+m

    • A.

      New document

    • B.

      New slide

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      New tab

    Correct Answer
    B. New slide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "new slide" because the given options are a list of commands or actions, and "new slide" is the only option that fits this pattern. The other options, such as "new document," "new tab," and "Ctrl+m," do not match the format of a command or action. Therefore, "new slide" is the most logical choice for the correct answer.

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  • 39. 

    Ctrl+a

    • A.

      Select some

    • B.

      Select all

    • C.

      Save all

    • D.

      Awesome

    Correct Answer
    B. Select all
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "select all" because the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+a" is commonly used to select all text or items in a document or window. This shortcut is used in various applications and operating systems to quickly and easily select all content, allowing users to perform actions such as copying, deleting, or formatting the selected items. Therefore, "select all" is the most appropriate and logical choice for the given keyboard shortcut.

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  • 40. 

    Alt+F4

    • A.

      Close all programs

    • B.

      Close current window

    • C.

      Close current program

    • D.

      Close computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Close current program
    Explanation
    Pressing the Alt+F4 key combination on a Windows computer will close the currently active program or window. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used to quickly exit out of an application without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. It is a convenient way to close a program when you are finished using it or want to switch to a different task.

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  • 41. 

    Ctrl+w

    • A.

      Close all programs

    • B.

      Close current window

    • C.

      Close current program

    • D.

      Close computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Close current window
    Explanation
    Ctrl+w is a keyboard shortcut commonly used to close the current window in many applications and operating systems. It is a quick and convenient way to close the active window without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. This action does not close all programs or the computer itself, but only the specific window that is currently in focus.

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  • 42. 

    Alt+tab

    • A.

      Switches between open windows

    • B.

      Closes all programs

    • C.

      Closes all documents

    • D.

      Switches between open programs

    Correct Answer
    D. Switches between open programs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "switches between open programs." This keyboard shortcut, alt+tab, allows users to quickly switch between different open programs or applications on a computer. It is a convenient way to navigate and multitask between various software or windows without having to use the mouse or close any programs.

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  • 43. 

    "there's no stopin' us now.....the Champion institute of...."

    • A.

      Paleontology

    • B.

      Cosmetology

    • C.

      Earthelology

    • D.

      Aristocracy

    Correct Answer
    A. Paleontology
    Explanation
    The given phrase "there's no stopin' us now.....the Champion institute of...." suggests that the correct answer is Paleontology. This is because Paleontology is the study of ancient life forms and fossils, which aligns with the theme of the phrase. The other options, Cosmetology, Earthelology, and Aristocracy, do not relate to the context of the phrase and are therefore incorrect.

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