Excel Test - Fall 2015

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Excel Test - Fall 2015 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The cell into which you are currently entering data; it has a heavy border around it

    • A.

      Name box

    • B.

      Cell

    • C.

      Active cell

    • D.

      Gridlines

    Correct Answer
    C. Active cell
    Explanation
    The active cell refers to the cell in which the user is currently entering data. It is indicated by a heavy border around it. This allows the user to easily identify the cell they are working on and ensures that any data they input is entered into the correct cell.

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  • 2. 

    The small green square located in the lower right corner of the active cell

    • A.

      Option handle

    • B.

      Autofill

    • C.

      Status bar

    • D.

      Range

    Correct Answer
    B. Autofill
    Explanation
    The small green square located in the lower right corner of the active cell is called Autofill. Autofill is a feature in spreadsheet programs that allows users to quickly fill a series of cells with a pattern or sequence of data. By dragging the autofill handle, users can easily copy and fill the contents of a cell or a range of cells with the desired data.

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  • 3. 

    The ________________ allows you to add all the numbers in a range of cells.

    • A.

      MIN function

    • B.

      SUM function

    • C.

      MAX function

    • D.

      ADD function

    Correct Answer
    B. SUM function
    Explanation
    The SUM function in Excel allows you to add all the numbers in a range of cells. It is a mathematical function that provides the sum of a given set of numbers. By using the SUM function, you can easily calculate the total of multiple cells without having to manually add them one by one. This function is commonly used in financial analysis, budgeting, and data analysis tasks.

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  • 4. 

    Provides easy access to frequently used commands

    • A.

      Easy Access Toolbar

    • B.

      Office Button

    • C.

      Quick Access Toolbar

    • D.

      Name Box

    Correct Answer
    C. Quick Access Toolbar
    Explanation
    The Quick Access Toolbar provides easy access to frequently used commands in a software application. It is a customizable toolbar that allows users to add their most commonly used commands for quick access, eliminating the need to navigate through various menus and options. This toolbar is typically located at the top of the application window, providing a convenient and efficient way for users to perform common tasks without having to search for specific commands.

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  • 5. 

    Excel opens a new workbook with ________ worksheet(s).

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    When Excel opens a new workbook, it automatically creates one worksheet. This is the default setting in Excel, and it allows users to start entering and organizing data immediately. However, users can add more worksheets to the workbook if needed, by clicking on the "+" button next to the existing worksheet tabs.

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  • 6. 

    The numbers on the left side of the grid are

    • A.

      Row Headings

    • B.

      Column Headings

    • C.

      Headers

    • D.

      Footers

    Correct Answer
    A. Row Headings
    Explanation
    The numbers on the left side of the grid are referred to as row headings. These numbers are used to identify and label each row in the grid. They help in organizing and categorizing the data in the grid by providing a unique identifier for each row.

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  • 7. 

    The Name Box displays the active cell reference.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Name Box is a feature in Microsoft Excel that displays the active cell reference, which is the address of the cell that is currently selected or being edited. This allows users to easily identify and keep track of the cell they are working on. Therefore, the statement "The Name Box displays the active cell reference" is true.

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  • 8. 

    How are columns designated in Excel?

    • A.

      Letters

    • B.

      Numbers

    • C.

      Triangles

    • D.

      Combination of letters and numbers

    Correct Answer
    A. Letters
    Explanation
    Columns in Excel are designated using letters. Each column is identified by a letter, starting from "A" for the first column, "B" for the second column, and so on. This letter designation makes it easier to reference and work with specific columns in Excel formulas, functions, and data manipulation tasks.

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  • 9. 

    This means the cell's content is positioned at the far left in the cell

    • A.

      Justified

    • B.

      Right-aligned

    • C.

      Center-aligned

    • D.

      Left-aligned

    Correct Answer
    D. Left-aligned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is left-aligned because when content is left-aligned in a cell, it is positioned at the far left. This means that the content starts from the left edge of the cell and extends towards the right.

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  • 10. 

    The basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data is called a __________________.

    • A.

      Cell

    • B.

      Box

    • C.

      Range

    • D.

      Gridline

    Correct Answer
    A. Cell
    Explanation
    A cell is the basic unit of a worksheet where you can enter data. It is a rectangular box that is formed by the intersection of a row and a column in a grid-like structure. Each cell can hold a single piece of data, such as a number, text, or formula. Cells allow you to organize and manipulate data in a spreadsheet, making it easy to perform calculations and analysis.

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  • 11. 

    When you enter text or numbers into a cell, it appears in the cell as well as in the formula toolbar

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you enter text or numbers into a cell, it appears in the cell as well as in the formula toolbar. This is true because the formula toolbar displays the content of the active cell, allowing users to view and edit the cell's contents directly from the toolbar. As a result, any text or numbers entered into a cell will be visible both in the cell itself and in the formula toolbar.

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  • 12. 

    You can select an entire row by pressing Ctrl + spacebar

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You cannot select an entire row by pressing Ctrl + spacebar. This keyboard shortcut is used to select an entire column, not a row.

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  • 13. 

    This indicates the beginning of a formula

    • A.

      /

    • B.

      \

    • C.

      +

    • D.

      =

    Correct Answer
    D. =
    Explanation
    The given symbols ("/", "\", "+", "=") are commonly used in mathematical formulas. In this case, the "=" symbol indicates the beginning of a formula, where the left side of the equal sign represents the expression or equation that needs to be solved or evaluated. Therefore, the correct answer is "=" as it signifies the start of a mathematical formula.

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  • 14. 

    This indicates the lowest value in a range of cells

    • A.

      MAX

    • B.

      MIN

    • C.

      AVG

    • D.

      SUM

    Correct Answer
    B. MIN
    Explanation
    The MIN function is used to find the lowest value in a range of cells. In this case, the question is asking for the function that indicates the lowest value. Therefore, the correct answer is MIN.

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  • 15. 

    Adds all values in a range of cells

    • A.

      MAX

    • B.

      MIN

    • C.

      AVG

    • D.

      SUM

    Correct Answer
    D. SUM
    Explanation
    The SUM function in Excel is used to add up all the values in a specified range of cells. It calculates the total sum of the numbers in the range and returns the result. This function is commonly used when you need to find the total of a set of numbers or add up a column or row of values. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is SUM.

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  • 16. 

    Opens an existing file or workbook

    • A.

      Ctrl O

    • B.

      Ctrl N

    • C.

      Crtl R

    • D.

      Ctrl P

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl O
    Explanation
    Ctrl O is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut that is commonly used to open an existing file or workbook. By pressing Ctrl O, the user can quickly access and open a file or workbook without having to go through the traditional method of navigating through menus and selecting the "Open" option. This shortcut is widely recognized and used in various software applications, including word processors, spreadsheets, and graphic design programs.

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  • 17. 

     Creates a new workbook in Excel

    • A.

      Ctrl O

    • B.

      Ctrl N

    • C.

      Ctrl P

    • D.

      Ctrl E

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl N
    Explanation
    Ctrl N is the keyboard shortcut for creating a new workbook in Excel. When this shortcut is used, a new blank workbook is opened, allowing the user to start entering data or creating new spreadsheets. This shortcut is commonly used when the user wants to create a new file or start a new project in Excel without having to go through the menu options.

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  • 18. 

    Saves a workbook

    • A.

      Ctrl O

    • B.

      Ctrl S

    • C.

      Ctrl W

    • D.

      Ctrl K

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl S
    Explanation
    Ctrl S is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut for saving a workbook. When you press Ctrl S, it triggers the save function in most software applications, including spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel. This shortcut allows you to quickly save your work without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. By pressing Ctrl S regularly, you can ensure that your progress is saved and prevent any potential loss of data in case of a computer crash or power outage.

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  • 19. 

    Closes a workbook in Excel

    • A.

      Ctrl U

    • B.

      Ctrl E

    • C.

      Ctrl W

    • D.

      Ctrl Z

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl W
    Explanation
    Ctrl W is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut in Excel that closes a workbook. Ctrl U is the shortcut for underlining text, Ctrl E is the shortcut for centering text, and Ctrl Z is the shortcut for undoing the last action. Therefore, the only option that specifically pertains to closing a workbook is Ctrl W.

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  • 20. 

    Which key do you press if you need help with something in Excel?

    • A.

      F1

    • B.

      F2

    • C.

      F3

    • D.

      F4

    Correct Answer
    A. F1
    Explanation
    Pressing the F1 key in Excel opens the Help window, which provides assistance and information on various features and functions in Excel. This key is commonly used to access the help menu and find solutions to any issues or questions that may arise while using Excel.

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  • 21. 

    Which key do you press if you want to run spell check?

    • A.

      F4

    • B.

      F5

    • C.

      F6

    • D.

      F7

    Correct Answer
    D. F7
    Explanation
    Pressing the F7 key initiates the spell check function in many applications, including Microsoft Word. This key is commonly used to check for spelling and grammar errors in a document. By pressing F7, the software will scan the text and highlight any potential mistakes, allowing the user to review and correct them.

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  • 22. 

    To move to the next cell on the right you can...

    • A.

      Press Tab

    • B.

      Use the directional right arrow

    • C.

      Press Enter

    • D.

      You press Tab or use the directional right arrow

    Correct Answer
    D. You press Tab or use the directional right arrow
    Explanation
    To move to the next cell on the right, you can either press the Tab key or use the directional right arrow. Both of these actions will navigate the cursor to the adjacent cell on the right side.

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  • 23. 

    Use this keyboard shortcut to move to cell A1 regardless of where you are on the spreadsheet.

    • A.

      Ctrl Home

    • B.

      Ctrl End

    • C.

      Ctrl F7

    • D.

      Ctrl O

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl Home
    Explanation
    Ctrl Home is the correct answer because it is a keyboard shortcut that allows the user to quickly navigate to cell A1 on the spreadsheet, regardless of their current location. This shortcut is useful when working with large spreadsheets or when the user wants to quickly return to the beginning of the sheet.

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  • 24. 

    To preview and print a workbook you use

    • A.

      Ctrl H

    • B.

      Ctrl P

    • C.

      Ctrl U

    • D.

      Ctrl B

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl P
    Explanation
    To preview and print a workbook, you use Ctrl P. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used in various applications to open the print dialog box, allowing you to review the document before printing it. By pressing Ctrl P, you can easily access the print settings, such as selecting the printer, adjusting the page layout, and choosing the number of copies to print. This shortcut is widely known and used in many software programs, including Microsoft Excel for printing workbooks.

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  • 25. 

    To undo a command you can click Undo on the Quick Access Toolbar or press 

    • A.

      Ctrl I

    • B.

      Ctrl X

    • C.

      Ctrl Z

    • D.

      Ctrl M

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl Z
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl Z is the correct answer to undo a command. The Ctrl Z keyboard shortcut is a common and widely used command in many software applications, including Microsoft Office programs. It allows users to reverse their previous action and restore the document or file to its previous state. This shortcut is intuitive and easy to remember, making it a popular choice for undoing actions.

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  • 26. 

    Cell names are made from their column letter and row number

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cell names in a spreadsheet are indeed made from their column letter and row number. Each cell in a spreadsheet is identified by a unique combination of a letter representing the column and a number representing the row. This naming convention allows users to easily reference and locate specific cells within a spreadsheet. Therefore, the statement "Cell names are made from their column letter and row number" is true.

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  • 27. 

    To select an entire worksheet you can click the Select All Button in the top left corner of the grid or press Ctrl A.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To select an entire worksheet, you can either click the Select All Button located in the top left corner of the grid or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl A. This means that by clicking the Select All Button or pressing Ctrl A, you can easily select all the cells in the worksheet at once. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 28. 

    Press __________ to bold text

    • A.

      Ctrl P

    • B.

      Ctrl B

    • C.

      Ctrl C

    • D.

      Ctrl D

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl B
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl B is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut used to bold text. The other options (Ctrl P, Ctrl C, and Ctrl D) do not have any specific function related to bolding text. Therefore, Ctrl B is the appropriate shortcut to use in order to make text bold.

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  • 29. 

    To select an entire column you press Ctrl + Spacebar

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To select an entire column in a document or spreadsheet, you can use the Ctrl + Spacebar keyboard shortcut. This combination of keys will highlight the entire column where the cursor is located, making it easier to manipulate or format the data within that column. Therefore, the given answer "True" is correct.

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  • 30. 

    To hide a selected row you can press

    • A.

      Ctrl 9

    • B.

      Ctrl 3

    • C.

      Ctrl U

    • D.

      Ctrl 6

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl 9
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl 9 is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut to hide a selected row in many spreadsheet programs, including Microsoft Excel. This shortcut allows users to quickly hide rows that they do not want to be displayed, providing a way to organize and declutter the spreadsheet.

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  • 31. 

    To edit a cell's content, you can select the cell and then click the Formula Bar or double-click the cell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To edit a cell's content, you have two options. The first option is to select the cell and then click on the Formula Bar, which is located at the top of the Excel window. The second option is to double-click the cell itself. Both of these actions will allow you to edit the content of the cell. Therefore, the statement "To edit a cell's content, you can select the cell and then click the Formula Bar or double-click the cell" is true.

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  • 32. 

    If you have a cell in which you want to copy the formatting you use the 

    • A.

      Cut and Paste

    • B.

      Tables

    • C.

      Cell Styling

    • D.

      Format Painter

    Correct Answer
    D. Format Painter
    Explanation
    The Format Painter tool allows you to copy the formatting from one cell and apply it to another cell. It is a quick and efficient way to maintain consistency in formatting throughout a spreadsheet. By selecting the cell with the desired formatting and using the Format Painter, you can easily apply the same formatting to other cells without having to manually adjust each cell individually.

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  • 33. 

    There is basically one way to adjust the column width and row height.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There is basically one way to adjust the column width and row height" is false. In most spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, there are multiple ways to adjust the column width and row height. Users can manually drag the column borders or row borders to adjust the size, use the auto-fit feature to automatically adjust the size based on the content, or specify exact dimensions using the formatting options. Therefore, the given statement is incorrect.

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  • 34. 

    To rename a worksheet tab you must double-click the sheet tab, enter a new name and press Enter

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To rename a worksheet tab, you need to double-click on the sheet tab. This action allows you to enter a new name for the worksheet tab. After entering the new name, you must press the Enter key to apply the changes. This process is necessary to change the name of a worksheet tab in most spreadsheet software programs. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately describes the correct method for renaming a worksheet tab.

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  • 35. 

    To freeze panes so that you can see headings no matter how far you scroll down, you must click the _______ tab on the Ribbon and click the Freeze Panes Button.

    • A.

      Page Layout

    • B.

      View

    • C.

      Formulas

    • D.

      Home

    Correct Answer
    B. View
    Explanation
    To freeze panes so that you can see headings no matter how far you scroll down, you must click the View tab on the Ribbon and click the Freeze Panes Button. This is because the View tab in Microsoft Excel contains various options and settings related to the visual display of the spreadsheet. The Freeze Panes Button is specifically used to freeze certain rows or columns in order to keep them visible while scrolling through large amounts of data.

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  • 36. 

    Which is the correct formula for adding the contents of cells D8 through G8?

    • A.

      =AVG(D8:G8)

    • B.

      =SUM(D8+G8)

    • C.

      =D8+E8+G8

    • D.

      =SUM(D8:G8)

    Correct Answer
    D. =SUM(D8:G8)
    Explanation
    The correct formula for adding the contents of cells D8 through G8 is =SUM(D8:G8). The SUM function in Excel is used to calculate the sum of a range of cells. In this case, it will add the values in cells D8, E8, F8, and G8 together to give the total sum.

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  • 37. 

    When printing your only option is to print the entire worksheet

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when printing, you have the option to print the entire worksheet, a selected range of cells, or specific items such as charts or tables. Therefore, it is not true that your only option is to print the entire worksheet.

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  • 38. 

    To Adjust page margins, orientation, size and page breaks you click on the _______ tab.

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Page Layout

    • C.

      Formulas

    • D.

      View

    Correct Answer
    B. Page Layout
    Explanation
    To adjust page margins, orientation, size, and page breaks, you need to click on the "Page Layout" tab. This tab contains various options and settings related to the layout and formatting of the document, allowing you to customize the page settings according to your requirements.

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