Kaplan Basic Computer Skills Test

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Kaplan Basic Computer Skills Test - Quiz

Quiz to test basic IT Knowledge


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What Microsoft Software would you use to check your email?

    • A.

      Word

    • B.

      Excel

    • C.

      Powerpoint

    • D.

      Outlook

    • E.

      Access

    Correct Answer
    D. Outlook
    Explanation
    Outlook is the correct answer because it is a Microsoft software specifically designed for managing emails. It provides features like email organization, calendar management, and contact management. Outlook is widely used in both personal and professional settings for efficient email communication.

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  • 2. 

    How do you rename a file name?

    • A.

      Right click on file and choose rename

    • B.

      Left click on file and choose rename

    • C.

      Double click file and rename in document

    • D.

      Delete file and recreate file

    Correct Answer
    A. Right click on file and choose rename
    Explanation
    To rename a file, you can right click on the file and select the "rename" option from the context menu that appears. This action allows you to change the current name of the file to a new desired name.

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  • 3. 

    To logon to most computers using Windows XP, you have to use which three keys?

    • A.

      Ctrl+Alt+Del

    • B.

      Shift+Tab+Enter

    • C.

      Caps Lock, Number Lock, and Scroll Lock

    • D.

      A+S+D

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl+Alt+Del
    Explanation
    Ctrl+Alt+Del is the correct answer because it is the key combination used to access the Windows Security options menu, which allows users to log on to a computer running Windows XP. This key combination is commonly used as a security measure to prevent unauthorized access to a computer's login screen.

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  • 4. 

    Select the email address from the choices below

    • A.
    • B.

      Www.bobsmith.com

    • C.

      Bobsmith461*yahoo.com

    • D.

      Www.bobsmith.yahoo.com

    Correct Answer
    A. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "[email protected]" because it follows the standard format of an email address, with the username "bobsmith461" followed by the "@" symbol and the domain "yahoo.com". The other options do not follow this format and are not valid email addresses.

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  • 5. 

    How do you bold text in a word document?

    • A.

      Highlight the text using the mouse and click the "B" on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • B.

      Go to "Edit" and select "bold text."

    • C.

      Click the "B" on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • D.

      Go to "File" and select "bold text."

    Correct Answer
    A. Highlight the text using the mouse and click the "B" on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
    Explanation
    To bold text in a Word document, you need to highlight the text using the mouse and then click the "B" on the toolbar at the top of the screen. This will apply the bold formatting to the selected text.

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  • 6. 

    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to...

    • A.

      Something that is for computer programmers only.

    • B.

      The part of your work area where your computer monitor sits.

    • C.

      The Initial screen showing icons for folders, applications, and files

    • D.

      The desk in which your computer is stationed on.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Initial screen showing icons for folders, applications, and files
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Initial screen showing icons for folders, applications, and files." This is because the term "Desktop" in the context of computers refers to the user interface that appears after logging into the computer, where users can access their files, folders, and applications through icons displayed on the screen. It is not limited to computer programmers only, nor does it specifically refer to the physical desk where the computer is placed.

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  • 7. 

    What is a browser?

    • A.

      Internet Explorer only

    • B.

      Safari only

    • C.

      A software program that lets you explore the World Wide Web

    • D.

      A program that connects you to a network

    Correct Answer
    C. A software program that lets you explore the World Wide Web
    Explanation
    A browser is a software program that allows users to access and explore the World Wide Web. It enables users to view websites, access web pages, and interact with online content. Browsers like Internet Explorer and Safari are examples of software programs that serve as browsers and provide users with the ability to navigate and explore the internet.

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  • 8. 

    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?

    • A.

      It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.

    • B.

      It will send a reply message to every entry in your address book.

    • C.

      It will generate a reply message only to the sender of the message.

    • D.

      This function is not possible.

    Correct Answer
    A. It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.
    Explanation
    The "Reply to All" e-mail function generates a reply message to all of the recipients of the original message. This means that when you use this function to respond to an e-mail, your reply will be sent to everyone who received the original message, including the sender and any other recipients.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of this windows element?

    • A.

      Workbar

    • B.

      Taskbar

    • C.

      Program bar

    • D.

      Spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Taskbar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Taskbar". The taskbar is a horizontal bar located at the bottom of the Windows desktop. It displays the Start button, open windows, and icons for running applications. It allows users to easily switch between open programs and access commonly used features and functions.

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  • 10. 

    When you hold the left mouse button down and drag it over text or pictures, you are __________.

    Correct Answer
    Highlighting
    Highlight
    Explanation
    When you hold the left mouse button down and drag it over text or pictures, you are performing the action of highlighting. This action allows you to select specific portions of the text or pictures by changing their background color or applying a different visual effect. The term "highlight" is commonly used to describe this action.

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