Microsoft Excel Quiz Questions And Answers

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The Microsoft Excel Quiz Questions and Answers is a comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate your proficiency in using Microsoft Excel, a powerful spreadsheet software widely used for data analysis and visualization. This quiz covers a range of topics, including basic Excel functions, formulas, data manipulation, formatting, and chart creation. Whether you're a beginner looking to strengthen your foundational skills or an advanced user seeking to test your expertise, this quiz offers a diverse set of questions to challenge your Excel knowledge.

The questions provided will not only reveal your current Excel skill level but also serve as valuable explanations to Read morereinforce your understanding of Excel features and functionalities. Whether you're preparing for a job interview, enhancing your spreadsheet skills for work, or simply wanting to assess and improve your Excel knowledge, this quiz provides an engaging and informative way to test your proficiency in using Microsoft Excel.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is it possible to insert an image from a file into an Excel spreadsheet?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, it is possible to insert an image from a file into an Excel spreadsheet. Excel provides the functionality to insert various types of objects, including images, into a worksheet. This can be done by selecting the "Insert" tab, clicking on the "Pictures" option, and then browsing for the desired image file. Once selected, the image will be inserted into the spreadsheet and can be resized, moved, and formatted as needed.

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  • 2. 

    Which formula can add all the numeric values in a range of cells, ignoring those that are not numeric, and place the result in a different cell?

    • A.

      Count

    • B.

      Average

    • C.

      Sum

    Correct Answer
    C. Sum
    Explanation
    The formula that can add all the numeric values in a range of cells, ignoring those that are not numeric, and place the result in a different cell is the "Sum" formula. The Sum formula calculates the total sum of a range of cells and only considers the numeric values, excluding any non-numeric values.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these will NOT select all the cells in a document?

    • A.

      Using the Edit - Select All menu item

    • B.

      Pressing CTRL + A on the keyboard

    • C.

      Clicking three times with the right mouse button in the spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    C. Clicking three times with the right mouse button in the spreadsheet
    Explanation
    Clicking three times with the right mouse button in the spreadsheet does not select all the cells in a document. This action typically brings up a context menu or performs a different function depending on the software being used.

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  • 4. 

    A user wishes to remove a spreadsheet from a workbook. Which is the correct sequence of events that will do this?

    • A.

      Go to FILE - SAVE AS - SAVE AS TYPE - Excel 4.0 Work Sheet

    • B.

      Right-click on the spreadsheet tab and select DELETE

    • C.

      Right-click on the spreadsheet and select INSERT - ENTIRE COLUMN

    Correct Answer
    B. Right-click on the spreadsheet tab and select DELETE
    Explanation
    To remove a spreadsheet from a workbook, the correct sequence of events is to right click on the spreadsheet tab and select DELETE. This action will remove the selected spreadsheet from the workbook. The other options mentioned, such as going to FILE - SAVE AS - SAVE AS TYPE - Excel 4.0 Work Sheet or right-clicking on the spreadsheet and selecting INSERT - ENTIRE COLUMN, are unrelated to removing a spreadsheet and therefore incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    The cell range that starts in cell A1 and goes over to column J and down to row 15 is _____.

    • A.

      A1-J15

    • B.

      A1.J15

    • C.

      A1:J15

    Correct Answer
    C. A1:J15
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A1:J15. This is because the colon (:) is used to represent a range of cells in Excel. So, A1:J15 means all the cells from A1 to J15, including both A1 and J15.

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  • 6. 

    “Month 1, Month 2, Month 3” is an example of what?  

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Function

    • C.

      Formula

    • D.

      Syntax

    Correct Answer
    A. Series
    Explanation
    The phrase "Month 1, Month 2, Month 3" represents a sequence of items that follow a specific pattern or order. This is commonly referred to as a series, where each item is sequentially numbered or labeled. In this case, the series is based on the months, starting from Month 1 and continuing on to Month 2, Month 3, and so on.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is an absolute cell reference?

    • A.

      P72

    • B.

      G$9

    • C.

      $K356

    • D.

      $F$8

    Correct Answer
    D. $F$8
    Explanation
    An absolute cell reference is a cell reference that does not change when copied or filled. In this case, $F$8 is the only option that has both the row and column references prefixed with a dollar sign ($), indicating that it is an absolute cell reference.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name given to a value that does NOT change when used within a formula?

    • A.

      Reference

    • B.

      Constant

    • C.

      Function

    • D.

      Address

    Correct Answer
    B. Constant
    Explanation
    A constant is a value that remains the same when used within a formula. It does not change its value throughout the calculation. In contrast, a reference, function, or address may vary or be dependent on other factors, but a constant is fixed and unchanging.

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  • 9. 

    What name is given to the chart background?

    • A.

      Background area

    • B.

      Chart area

    • C.

      Legend area

    • D.

      Plot area

    Correct Answer
    B. Chart area
    Explanation
    The chart area refers to the entire space where the chart is displayed, including the background, axes, gridlines, and data points. It is the overall visual representation of the chart.

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  • 10. 

    In which tabs would you find Chart Tools commands?

    • A.

      Design, Shape, Layout

    • B.

      Layout, Format, Type

    • C.

      Design, Layout, Format

    • D.

      Styles, Shapes, Effects

    Correct Answer
    C. Design, Layout, Format
    Explanation
    The Chart Tools commands can be found in the Design, Layout, and Format tabs. The Design tab allows users to customize the overall appearance of the chart, such as changing the chart type or adding chart elements. The Layout tab provides options for modifying the layout and arrangement of the chart elements, such as adjusting the axis labels or adding a title. The Format tab offers tools for fine-tuning the visual aspects of the chart, such as changing the colors or applying special effects.

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  • 11. 

     When you have created a chart what elements of that chart can be modified?

    • A.

      Only the text on titles and data labels

    • B.

      Only the colours used within the chart

    • C.

      Everything about the chart

    • D.

      Only the data series patterns

    Correct Answer
    C. Everything about the chart
    Explanation
    When creating a chart, all elements of the chart can be modified. This includes not only the text on titles and data labels, but also the colours used within the chart, the data series patterns, and any other aspect of the chart such as axis labels, gridlines, legends, and chart styles. The flexibility to modify all these elements allows for customization and presentation of the data in a visually appealing and informative way.

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  • 12. 

    Every object within a chart can be individually selected for formatting or editing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a chart, each object refers to the different elements such as data points, labels, axes, titles, etc. These objects can be selected individually to apply formatting or make edits. This allows for customization and fine-tuning of the chart's appearance and content. Hence, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

     A Microsoft Excel chart can be copied into which other Microsoft Office program?

    • A.

      Microsoft Word

    • B.

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • C.

      Microsoft Excel Charts can be copied into both Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint

    Correct Answer
    C. Microsoft Excel Charts can be copied into both Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
    Explanation
    Microsoft Excel charts can be copied into both Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. This means that users can easily transfer their charts from Excel to Word or PowerPoint documents for further analysis or presentation purposes. This feature allows for seamless integration and sharing of data and visualizations across different Microsoft Office programs.

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  • 14. 

    What would be the result of =SUM(G16,300), if G16=50?

    • A.

      350

    • B.

      250

    • C.

      15000

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 350
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the result of the SUM function when applied to the cell G16 and the number 300. The value of G16 is given as 50. Therefore, when we add 50 and 300 together, the result is 350.

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  • 15. 

    What is the correct formula to calculate an average based on cells H7 to H10?

    • A.

      =AVE(H7:H10)

    • B.

      =AVERAGE(H7:H10)

    • C.

      =AVERAGE(H7+H8+H9+H10)/4

    • D.

      =AVE(H7,H8,H9,H10)/4

    Correct Answer
    B. =AVERAGE(H7:H10)
    Explanation
    The correct formula to calculate an average based on cells H7 to H10 is =AVERAGE(H7:H10). This formula calculates the average of the values in the range H7 to H10.

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  • 16. 

    What is the native file format for MS Excel?

    • A.

      Docb

    • B.

      Txtc

    • C.

      Xlsd

    • D.

      Ess

    Correct Answer
    C. Xlsd
    Explanation
    The native file format for Microsoft Excel is XLSX (Extensible Markup Language for Spreadsheets, XML). This file format was introduced with the release of Microsoft Office 2007 and has been the standard format for Excel documents since then. XLSX is an improvement over its predecessor, the XLS file format, as it utilizes the XML-based file structure, which offers better document management, improved data integrity, and enhanced file compression, leading to smaller file sizes. While Microsoft Excel can open and save files in various other formats, including CSV (Comma-Separated Values) and TXT (Text), XLSX is the default and native format for all Excel documents. This standardization enables seamless collaboration and exchange of spreadsheet data across various platforms and devices.

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  • 17. 

    On an Excel sheet the active cell is indicated by ___.

    • A.

      A dark wide border

    • B.

      A dotted border

    • C.

      A blinking border

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A dark wide border
    Explanation
    The active cell on an Excel sheet is indicated by a dark wide border. This helps the user identify which cell they are currently working on or entering data into. The dark wide border stands out from the other cells and provides a visual cue for the user's reference. This feature is especially useful when working with large spreadsheets or when navigating through multiple cells.

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  • 18. 

    In order to multiply items in Excel you would use:

    • A.

      ^

    • B.

      @

    • C.

      *

    • D.

      #

    Correct Answer
    C. *
    Explanation
    In Microsoft Excel, the asterisk (*) symbol is used for multiplication. When you want to multiply two or more values in Excel, you use the asterisk between the values.
    For example, if you have values in cells A1 and B1 that you want to multiply, you would use the formula:
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    =A1 * B1
    This formula instructs Excel to multiply the value in cell A1 by the value in cell B1. You can use the same multiplication operator (*) for multiplying more than two values as well.

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  • 19. 

    What program do you use to create a spreadsheet?

    Correct Answer
    MS EXCEL, Microsoft Excel, microsoft excel
    Explanation
    MS EXCEL, Microsoft Excel, and microsoft excel are all correct answers for the question. These are all different ways of referring to the same program, which is a popular software used for creating spreadsheets.

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  • 20. 

    To find the average of a range of cells in Excel, you can use the function ___________, where you specify the range you want to include in the average calculation.

    Correct Answer
    =AVERAGE() , average , Average
    Explanation
    In Excel, the =AVERAGE() function is used to calculate the average of a specified range of cells. You need to provide the specific range within the parentheses for the function to determine the average.

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  • 21. 

    The intersection of a row and a column is called:

    Correct Answer
    CELL
    Explanation
    A cell is the intersection point where a row and a column meet in a table or spreadsheet. It is the smallest unit of data in a table and represents a single piece of information. Cells are used to store and display data, such as numbers, text, or formulas, and they can be formatted and manipulated to perform calculations or analysis.

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  • 22. 

    Which button on the standard toolbar gives you quick access to the Sum, Average, Count, Min, and Max functions?

    Correct Answer
    AUTOSUM, AutoSum, Sum
    Explanation
    The AUTOSUM button on the standard toolbar gives you quick access to the Sum, Average, Count, Min, and Max functions. This button automatically selects the range of cells above the active cell and inserts the appropriate function formula in the active cell. It saves time and effort by providing a convenient way to perform common calculations without having to manually write the formulas.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS, Computer Science |
Computer Expert
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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