Test Your Basic Excel Knowledge With This Quiz!

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Test your basic Excel knowledge with this beginner-friendly Excel Quiz! Whether you're new to Excel or looking to brush up on your skills, this quiz is designed to assess your understanding of the fundamentals. From basic formulas and functions to formatting and data manipulation, this quiz covers essential Excel concepts. Put your knowledge to the test as you answer a variety of multiple-choice questions that will challenge your proficiency in navigating Excel's interface and performing common tasks. Sharpen your Excel skills and see how well you fare in this interactive and educational quiz for beginners.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Labels are aligned at the ________ edge of the cell.

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Right

    • C.

      Top

    • D.

      Bottom

    Correct Answer
    A. Left
    Explanation
    Labels are aligned at the left edge of the cell. This means that the text of the labels will be positioned towards the left side of the cell, while the remaining space in the cell will be on the right side of the label.

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  • 2. 

    You can complete a cell entry by pressing:

    • A.

      Enter

    • B.

      Tab

    • C.

      Shift+tab

    • D.

      An arrow key

    • E.

      Another cell

    • F.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    A. Enter
    Explanation
    Pressing ctrl+enter or enter completes a cell entry in Microsoft Excel. This keyboard shortcut allows the user to stay in the current cell after entering data, rather than moving to the next cell. This can be useful when the user wants to quickly enter data in multiple cells without navigating to different cells each time.

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  • 3. 

    The default font keyed in a new workbook is:

    • A.

      12 pt. Times New Romans

    • B.

      11 pt. Calibri 

    • C.

      12 pt. Bradley Hand ITC

    • D.

      10 pt. Times New Roman

    Correct Answer
    B. 11 pt. Calibri 
    Explanation
    The default font keyed in a new workbook is 11 pt. Calibri.

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  • 4. 

    If you choose a larger font size, the height of the row is automatically made taller.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a larger font size is chosen, the height of the row is automatically adjusted to accommodate the larger text. This is because larger text requires more vertical space to be properly displayed. Therefore, the statement "If you choose a larger font size, the height of the row is automatically made taller" is true.

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  • 5. 

    Which button allows you to copy cell formats from one cell to another?

    • A.

      Enter

    • B.

      Autofit

    • C.

      Format painter

    • D.

      Esc

    Correct Answer
    C. Format painter
    Explanation
    The format painter button allows you to copy cell formats from one cell to another. This feature is useful when you want to apply the same formatting, such as font style, color, and borders, to multiple cells without having to manually format each one. By selecting the cell with the desired format and then clicking on the format painter button, you can easily apply the same format to other cells in just a few clicks.

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  • 6. 

    A_______ is a group of cells that form a rectangle on the screen.

    • A.

      Label

    • B.

      Workbook

    • C.

      Worksheet

    • D.

      Column

    • E.

      Range

    Correct Answer
    E. Range
    Explanation
    A range is a group of cells that form a rectangle on the screen. It can include a single cell or multiple cells, and is used to perform calculations, apply formatting, or manipulate data within the specified cells. A range can be selected and modified as a unit, making it a convenient way to work with data in a structured manner.

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  • 7. 

    Which Excel feature is used to organize data in alphabetical or numerical order?

    • A.

      Sort

    • B.

      Filter

    • C.

      PivotTable

    • D.

      Conditional Formatting

    Correct Answer
    A. Sort
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sort". The Sort feature in Excel is used to organize data in alphabetical or numerical order. It allows users to arrange data in ascending or descending order based on a selected column. This feature is helpful for quickly finding and analyzing specific information in a large dataset.

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  • 8. 

    Which function is used to find the average of a range of numbers in Excel?

    • A.

      AVERAGE

    • B.

      SUM

    • C.

      COUNT

    • D.

      MAX

    Correct Answer
    A. AVERAGE
    Explanation
    The AVERAGE function is used to find the average of a range of numbers in Excel. It calculates the sum of the numbers in the range and then divides that sum by the count of numbers in the range. This function is commonly used to calculate the average value of a set of data, such as grades, sales figures, or test scores.

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  • 9. 

    An example of a range address:

    • A.

      A1:C2

    • B.

      A1;B3

    • C.

      A1-B3

    • D.

      A1=B3

    • E.

      A1*B3

    Correct Answer
    A. A1:C2
    Explanation
    A range address is a way to specify a group or block of cells in a spreadsheet. In this case, the range address A1:C2 represents a rectangular area that includes cells A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. This notation is commonly used in spreadsheet applications to perform operations or apply formatting to multiple cells at once.

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  • 10. 

    When you start to select a range of cells, you will see a thick white, cross-shaped pointer called a ________________.

    • A.

      Cell selector

    • B.

      Cell cross

    • C.

      Selection pointer

    • D.

      Range selector

    Correct Answer
    C. Selection pointer
    Explanation
    When you start to select a range of cells, you will see a thick white, cross-shaped pointer called a selection pointer. This pointer allows you to indicate the specific cells or range of cells that you want to work with in a spreadsheet or other software program. It helps to visually highlight the cells being selected and assists in accurately defining the desired range for various operations such as formatting, copying, or deleting data.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS, Computer Science |
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Godwin is a proficient Database Administrator currently employed at MTN Nigeria. He holds as MS in Computer Science from the University of Bedfordshire, where he specialized in Agile Methodologies and Database Administration. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Port Harcourt. With expertise in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Management Studio, Godwin's knowledge and experience enhance the authority of our quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance in the realm of computer science.

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