# Excel Knowledge Test! Ultimate Trivia Quiz

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• 1.

### Why is it good practice to avoid creating blank rows and columns in the main body in a list?

• A.

This is because a blank row or column can effect a formula result.

• B.

It makes the formula look nice.

• C.

It makes it easier to use formulas.

A. This is because a blank row or column can effect a formula result.
Explanation
Creating blank rows and columns in the main body of a list can affect formula results because formulas typically reference specific cells or ranges. If blank rows or columns are inserted, the formula may include these blank cells in its calculations, leading to incorrect results. Avoiding blank rows and columns ensures that formulas accurately calculate the intended data and prevents any unexpected errors or discrepancies.

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• 2.

### Identify the error value

• A.

########

• B.

• C.

%%%%%%%

A. ########
Explanation
The error value in this question is "Wrong answer" because it does not provide any useful information or context. The correct answer is represented by the string of characters "########".

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• 3.

### The SUM function is used to find the total fo a specified cell range?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The SUM function is indeed used to find the total of a specified cell range. It allows you to add up the values in a range of cells and returns the sum as the result. By specifying the range of cells as an argument within the SUM function, it calculates the sum of all the values in that range. Therefore, the statement "The SUM function is used to find the total of a specified cell range" is true.

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• 4.

### The AVERAGE  Function is used to find the average value in a specified cell range?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The AVERAGE function is indeed used to find the average value in a specified cell range. This function calculates the arithmetic mean of the values in the range provided as its argument. It adds up all the values and then divides the sum by the number of values in the range, giving the average value. Therefore, the answer is true.

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• 5.

### You can count Text using the COUNT function?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the COUNT function in most programming languages or spreadsheet software is used to count the number of cells or elements in a range that contain numbers, not text. To count text, you would typically use a different function like COUNTA or COUNTIF.

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• 6.

### Which comparison operator will help you find the value in the IF Function?

• A.

"

• B.

=>

• C.

!

B. =>
Explanation
The comparison operator that will help you find the value in the IF Function is the "=>" operator. This operator is commonly used to check if a value is greater than or equal to another value. In the context of the IF Function, it can be used to evaluate a condition and return a specific value if the condition is true.

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• 7.

### A cell should only contain one element of data?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A cell should only contain one element of data because cells in a spreadsheet or a database are designed to hold a single value or piece of information. This ensures that the data is organized and structured properly, making it easier to manipulate and analyze. If a cell contains multiple elements of data, it can lead to confusion and errors when performing calculations or sorting/filtering the data. Therefore, it is best practice to have one element of data per cell.

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• 8.

### The default position for text within a cell is left aligned.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The default position for text within a cell is left aligned. This means that when you enter text into a cell in a spreadsheet or table, it will be aligned to the left side of the cell. The text will start at the left edge of the cell and extend towards the right. This is the standard formatting for text in most spreadsheet programs and is the default setting unless you manually change it.

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• 9.

### The default position for numbers and dates is right aligned?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Numbers and dates are typically right aligned because it allows for easier reading and comparison. When numbers are aligned to the right, the digits line up vertically, making it simpler to identify patterns and differences between values. Additionally, right alignment allows for easy addition and subtraction as the digits are in the same position. This convention is widely used in various contexts, such as spreadsheets, tables, and financial reports, to enhance readability and facilitate data analysis.

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• 10.

### To select an adjacent cell range to hold down the CTRL key and click the cell or drag over the cells to be selected?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
To select an adjacent cell range, you can hold down the CTRL key and click on the first cell of the range, then continue holding down the CTRL key and click on the last cell of the range. This will select all the cells in between the first and last cell that you clicked on. Alternatively, you can also hold down the CTRL key and drag over the cells to be selected, which will also select the adjacent cell range.

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• 11.

### The Sort A to Z is for ascending order.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is correct. When sorting in ascending order, items are arranged from the lowest value to the highest value. In alphabetical order, sorting from A to Z follows the same principle, where items are arranged from the beginning of the alphabet to the end. Therefore, the statement that "Sort A to Z is for ascending order" is true.

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• 12.

### The Sort Z to A is for decending order?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is correct. "Sort Z to A" refers to sorting a list or data in descending order, starting from the letter Z and going towards A. This means that the highest values or the largest elements will be at the beginning of the sorted list, while the lowest values or the smallest elements will be at the end. Therefore, the answer is true.

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• 13.

### Gridlines are in the Page setup in the Layout tab?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Yes, gridlines can be found in the Page Setup section on the Layout tab. Gridlines are used to display a grid of horizontal and vertical lines on a worksheet, making it easier to align and organize data. The Page Setup section allows users to customize the appearance and layout of the printed page, including options for gridlines. Therefore, the statement is true.

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