Quiz: Can You Answer These General Computer Questions?

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Quiz: Can You Answer These General Computer Questions?

Can You Answer These General Computer Questions? In the world today, some basic computer knowledge is expected from all of us either for the job market or as a way of communicating. The quiz below is designed to see if you do have it. Give it a try and get to learn some new things about computers too. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The internet is available:
    • A. 

      USA only

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      America and Europe

    • D. 

      World-Wide

  • 2. 
    A document printed in portrait orientation prints:
    • A. 

      The same characters per line than the same document in landscape

    • B. 

      More characters per line than the same document in landscape

    • C. 

      Less characters per line than the same document in landscape

    • D. 

      Smaller fonts in order to fit the same amount of characters per line with landscape

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT a peripheral?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Processor

    • E. 

      Printer

  • 4. 
    In MS Word, how many different documents can you have open at one time?
    • A. 

      No more that three

    • B. 

      Only one

    • C. 

      As many as your computer memory will hold

    • D. 

      No more than your Taskbar can display

  • 5. 
    In MS Word, how many margins are on a page?
    • A. 

      Two (header and footer)

    • B. 

      Four (top, bottom, right, left)

    • C. 

      Two (landscape and Portrait)

    • D. 

      Two (top and bottom)

  • 6. 
    Which program created a file named "something.doc?"
    • A. 

      Powerpoint

    • B. 

      Word

    • C. 

      Excel

    • D. 

      Photoshop

    • E. 

      Illustrator

  • 7. 
    Which kind of printer uses Toner?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Ink-Jet

    • C. 

      Dot-Matrix

    • D. 

      Dye-Sublimation

  • 8. 
    How many colors of ink does a color ink jet printer typically have?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four or more

  • 9. 
    Which came first?
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Google

    • C. 

      Web browsers

    • D. 

      Internet

  • 10. 
    Which colors does a typical LCD monitor use?
    • A. 

      Red/White/Blue/Black

    • B. 

      Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black

    • C. 

      Red/Green/Blue

    • D. 

      Green/Yellow/White

    • E. 

      Pink/Aqua/Gray

  • 11. 
    Which Compact Disc variety do you have to use if you want to later overwrite data that has already been recorded?
    • A. 

      CD-RW

    • B. 

      CD-R

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

  • 12. 
    Which program is NOT part of the Adobe Creative Suite?
    • A. 

      InDesign

    • B. 

      Photoshop

    • C. 

      Illustrator

    • D. 

      Powerpoint

  • 13. 
    Which statement is false?
    • A. 

      Macs and Windows PCs have different operating systems

    • B. 

      Macs can run the Windows operating system

    • C. 

      Non-Mac PCs can run the Mac operating system

    • D. 

      Macs and PCs can run Adobe CS software

  • 14. 
    Which image size will fit perfectly onto an 8"x10" piece of paper, borderless and without cropping or distortion?
    • A. 

      800 x 600 pixels

    • B. 

      1,024 x 368 pixels

    • C. 

      2,000 x 3,000 pixels

    • D. 

      400 x 500 pixels

    • E. 

      810 x 810 pixels

  • 15. 
    Which is the most important functionality in Adobe Photoshop for making composites:
    • A. 

      Liquify tool

    • B. 

      Layers

    • C. 

      Lasso tool

    • D. 

      Line tool

  • 16. 
    Which image file format supports animation?
    • A. 

      GIF

    • B. 

      JPEG

    • C. 

      RAW

    • D. 

      BMP

    • E. 

      None of them support animation

  • 17. 
    Who makes the magic happen in Adobe Illustrator?
    • A. 

      Victor

    • B. 

      Vector

    • C. 

      Voldemort

    • D. 

      Valium

  • 18. 
    Which tool do you use in Adobe Illustrator to create a curved path?
    • A. 

      Pen

    • B. 

      Pencil

    • C. 

      Line

    • D. 

      Curve

  • 19. 
    Shapes in Adobe Illustrator have:
    • A. 

      Only a stroke color

    • B. 

      Only a fill color

    • C. 

      Both stroke and fill color

  • 20. 
    In Adobe Illustrator you can:
    • A. 

      Create compound paths

    • B. 

      Group paths

    • C. 

      Intersect paths

    • D. 

      Join paths

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Which program is best for creating a presentation?
    • A. 

      MS Word

    • B. 

      MS Excel

    • C. 

      MS Powerpoint

    • D. 

      Adobe Illustrator

  • 22. 
    MS Excel is best used for:
    • A. 

      Organizing and manipulating numeric data

    • B. 

      Writing and editing an essay

    • C. 

      Drawing a map

  • 23. 
    A vector drawing:
    • A. 

      Uses lines and shapes

    • B. 

      Scales without loss of detail

    • C. 

      Is good for logos

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    When you re-sample a bitmap image down to one tenth its original size and then scale it back up to twice its original pixel size, you get:
    • A. 

      Less detail

    • B. 

      More pixels

    • C. 

      Bigger file size

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    In MS Excel, how can you make sure a cell reference in a formula does NOT change when you copy and paste the formula to a different cell?
    • A. 

      Nothing is needed - this is the default behavior

    • B. 

      Hold down the ALT key when copying

    • C. 

      Add $ symbols to the cell reference (e.g. $A$3)

    • D. 

      Replace the formula with the calculated value before copying

    • E. 

      Duplicate the work sheet first

  • 26. 
    In MS Excel, how will the cell value 0.893 be displayed when you set the cell's number format to "Percentage?"
    • A. 

      0.893 Percent

    • B. 

      0.9%

    • C. 

      89.30%

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    On a Windows PC, how do you open a program such a Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons

    • B. 

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu

    • C. 

      Use a keyboard command

    • D. 

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop

    • E. 

      Restart the computer

  • 28. 
    On a Windows PC, how do you save a document to a flash drive when you are working in Microsoft Excel?
    • A. 

      Click the "X' in the top right corner of the screen

    • B. 

      Use the start button to locate the flash drive. Right-click on the flash drive and select "Save"

    • C. 

      Click "File" at the top of the screen and select "Save As." Select the flash drive, type a file name and click "Save"

    • D. 

      Restart the computer

    • E. 

      Use the "Alt" and "F4" keys to open a "Save" window

  • 29. 
    On a Windows PC, what happens when you press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete?"
    • A. 

      The computer will self-destruct

    • B. 

      The program you are using will close

    • C. 

      Your active window will close

    • D. 

      The computer will restart after a confirmation prompt

    • E. 

      The operating system will be deleted

  • 30. 
    Which two websites offer free email service?
    • A. 

      Apple and ebay

    • B. 

      Google and Yahoo

    • C. 

      The United States Post Office site and Google

    • D. 

      Yahoo and Amazon

    • E. 

      Hotmail and I-tunes

  • 31. 
    How do you select text to copy or delete in a Word document?
    • A. 

      Go to "Edit" at the top of the screen and select "Copy"

    • B. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse across the text

    • C. 

      Use the backspace key until the cursor reaches the text you wish to select. Press "Ctrl" to select the text

    • D. 

      Press the "Page Up" key on the keyboard

    • E. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the right mouse button and drag the mouse across the text

  • 32. 
    Select the right formed email address from the choices below.
  • 33. 
    Which two websites are search engines?
    • A. 

      Google and Ask Jeeves

    • B. 

      Google and Hotmail

    • C. 

      Ask Jeeves and NCLive

    • D. 

      NCLive and Google

    • E. 

      The Library Catalog and Bing

  • 34. 
    The abbreviation HTML stands for: