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Questions: 20 | Attempts: 1,516  Settings  Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software which was developed by Microsoft.
To become an expert one needs to master the basic formulas and functions used in the excel spreadsheet. MS Excel is mostly used for data processing, financial modelling and presentation. Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn new formulas and functions used in excel. So, let's try out the quiz. Good Luck!

• 1.

• A.

=sumif

• B.

=sum

• C.

=

• D.

=sumif(

C. =
• 2.

### Common Functions that we use most often are

• A.

=Sum

• B.

=Average

• C.

=Min

• D.

=Max

• E.

All of the above

E. All of the above
Explanation
The correct answer is "All of the above" because all the mentioned functions (Sum, Average, Min, Max) are commonly used functions in various data analysis tasks. The Sum function is used to calculate the total sum of a set of numbers, the Average function is used to find the arithmetic mean of a set of numbers, the Min function is used to find the smallest value in a set of numbers, and the Max function is used to find the largest value in a set of numbers. Therefore, all these functions are frequently used and essential in data analysis.

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• 3.

### Excel aloows you to create ____________________________ that refer to column and row labels in place of the cell reference or range.

• A.

• B.

Natural Language Formulas

• C.

Arguments

• D.

Functions

B. Natural Language Formulas
Explanation
Excel allows you to create natural language formulas that refer to column and row labels in place of the cell reference or range. This means that instead of using traditional cell references like A1 or B2, you can use descriptive labels such as "Sales" or "Expenses" to make your formulas easier to understand and maintain. This feature helps improve the readability and clarity of your formulas, making it easier for others to understand and work with your Excel spreadsheets.

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• 4.

### A block of cells in an Excel worksheet

• A.

Area

• B.

Range

• C.

Cell

• D.

Active cell

B. Range
Explanation
The term "Range" refers to a block of cells in an Excel worksheet. It represents a group of cells that can be selected and manipulated as a whole. A range can be as small as a single cell or as large as the entire worksheet. It allows users to perform operations on multiple cells simultaneously, such as formatting, entering data, or applying formulas.

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• 5.

### A range of cells can be __________________or ____________________.

• A.

Connected, nonconnected

• B.

• C.

Contiguous, noncontiguous

C. Contiguous, noncontiguous
Explanation
A range of cells can be contiguous or noncontiguous. Contiguous means that the cells are adjacent and form a continuous block, while noncontiguous means that the cells are not adjacent and are scattered across the sheet. Contiguous ranges are useful for performing operations or formatting on a specific block of cells, while noncontiguous ranges are useful for selecting and manipulating multiple separate blocks of cells.

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• 6.

### Worksheets that are selected as a unit; any action performed on this uit will affect all the worksheets in the group.

• A.

Active

• B.

Grouping

• C.

Attached

B. Grouping
Explanation
Grouping refers to the process of selecting multiple worksheets as a unit. When worksheets are grouped, any action performed on one worksheet will be applied to all the worksheets in the group. This allows for efficient and consistent editing or formatting across multiple worksheets simultaneously.

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• 7.

### A Range name may use up to ________ characters.

• A.

355

• B.

155

• C.

255

• D.

555

C. 255
Explanation
A range name may use up to 255 characters. This means that when assigning a name to a range in a spreadsheet or database, the name can consist of up to 255 characters. This allows for more descriptive and meaningful names to be used for ranges, making it easier for users to understand and work with the data.

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• 8.

### The format for an IF statement is:

• A.

=SUM(condition,x,y)

• B.

=IF(condition,x,y)

• C.

=(condition,x,y)

B. =IF(condition,x,y)
Explanation
The correct answer is "=IF(condition,x,y)". This is the correct format for an IF statement in various programming languages and spreadsheet software. The IF statement allows for conditional execution of code or formulas based on a specified condition. The condition is evaluated, and if it is true, the value of x is returned; otherwise, the value of y is returned. This allows for branching logic and decision-making within a program or spreadsheet.

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• 9.

### Correct format for a SUMIF statement is

• A.

=SUMIF(range, critera,sum_range)

• B.

=SUMIF(range,sum_range,critera)

• C.

=SUMIF(sum_range,critera,range)

A. =SUMIF(range, critera,sum_range)
Explanation
The correct format for a SUMIF statement is =SUMIF(range, critera,sum_range). This format specifies the range of cells to be evaluated, the criteria that the cells must meet, and the range of cells to be summed if the criteria are met.

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• 10.

### A graphic that allows you to compare and contrast data in a visual format.

• A.

Plot

• B.

Legend

• C.

Chart

C. Chart
Explanation
A chart is a visual representation that allows you to compare and contrast data. It presents information in a graphical format, making it easier to understand patterns, trends, and relationships between different data points. Charts can include various types such as bar charts, line charts, pie charts, etc. They are commonly used in presentations, reports, and data analysis to provide a clear and concise way of conveying information.

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• 11.

### All charts use axes except

• A.

Bar

• B.

Line

• C.

Plot

• D.

Pie

D. Pie
Explanation
All charts typically use axes to represent the different variables being plotted. However, a pie chart does not use axes. Instead, it uses a circular shape to represent the different categories or proportions being compared. The different sections of the pie chart are labeled with the corresponding categories or values, making it easy to visualize the distribution or composition of the data. Therefore, the correct answer is pie.

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• 12.

### A chart actually has two backfrounds: the larger _______ _______ and the smaller ______ ______ which can be formmatted.

• A.

Tick mark, background

• B.

Chart area, plot area

• C.

Data axis, value axis

B. Chart area, plot area
Explanation
A chart actually has two backgrounds: the larger chart area and the smaller plot area which can be formatted. The chart area refers to the entire area of the chart including the plot area, axis labels, and titles. The plot area, on the other hand, is the specific area within the chart where the data points and series are plotted. Both the chart area and plot area can be customized and formatted to enhance the visual appearance of the chart.

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• 13.

### A chart that occupies its own worksheet

• A.

Embedded chart

• B.

Chart sheet

• C.

Stand alone chart

B. Chart sheet
Explanation
A chart sheet refers to a type of chart that occupies its own worksheet. Unlike an embedded chart, which is inserted within a worksheet, a chart sheet is a separate sheet dedicated solely to displaying the chart. Similarly, a stand-alone chart also implies that the chart is not embedded within a worksheet but exists on its own. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is chart sheet.

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• 14.

### A key that identifies each of the data series in a chart.

• A.

Key

• B.

Map

• C.

Legend

C. Legend
Explanation
A legend is a key that identifies each of the data series in a chart. It provides a visual representation of the different elements or categories in the chart, making it easier for viewers to understand and interpret the information being presented. The legend typically includes labels or symbols that correspond to the different data series or categories, allowing viewers to easily associate them with specific elements in the chart.

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• 15.

### Name the three parts that are typically found in a chart.

• A.

Data series, Series labels and Catefory labels

• B.

Name box, value labels, name labels

• C.

X axis, y axis, z axis

A. Data series, Series labels and Catefory labels
Explanation
In a chart, the three typical parts are data series, series labels, and category labels. Data series refers to the set of data points that are plotted on the chart. Series labels are used to identify and label each data series on the chart. Category labels, on the other hand, represent the categories or groups to which the data points belong. These labels help provide context and understanding to the chart data.

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• 16.

### A ______________ends the argument.

• A.

Quotation mark

• B.

Closed parenthesis

• C.

Comma

• D.

Period

B. Closed parenthesis
Explanation
A closed parenthesis is used to indicate the end of a group or sub-group within a sentence. It is commonly used in writing to enclose additional information or clarify a specific point. In the context of the question, a closed parenthesis would signal the end of an argument or statement, indicating that no further information or points will be added.

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• 17.

### Name three rules for naming ranges

• A.

• B.

Spaces are not allowed, do not start with range names, may include letters, numbers, underscores,blackslashes

• C.

B. Spaces are not allowed, do not start with range names, may include letters, numbers, underscores,blackslashes
Explanation
The correct answer states that spaces are not allowed, range names should not start with range names themselves, and range names may include letters, numbers, underscores, and backslashes. This means that when naming ranges in Excel, spaces should be avoided, range names should not be duplicates of existing range names, and a combination of letters, numbers, underscores, and backslashes can be used in the name.

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• 18.

### To display a comment in a worksheet

• A.

Roll mouse over red triangle

• B.

Open comment cell

• C.

Must highlight cell

A. Roll mouse over red triangle
Explanation
To display a comment in a worksheet, you need to roll the mouse over the red triangle. This action will trigger the display of the comment associated with that specific cell.

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• 19.

### What key should be used to change the content of a cell?

• A.

F1

• B.

F2

• C.

F3

• D.

F4

B. F2
Explanation
The F2 key should be used to change the content of a cell in a spreadsheet. Pressing F2 allows the user to enter the edit mode for the selected cell, where they can modify the existing content or enter new data. This key is commonly used in spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel to quickly edit cell contents without the need for mouse clicks or menu options.

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• 20.

### What function offers you the possibility to view different results depending on the entered condition?

• A.

=If()

• B.

=Sum()

• C.

=SumIf()

• D.

=TrueFalse()

A. =If()
Explanation
The correct answer is =If(). The If() function allows you to view different results based on a given condition. It evaluates a condition and returns one value if the condition is true, and another value if the condition is false. This function is commonly used in programming and spreadsheet applications to perform conditional operations and make decisions based on certain criteria.

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