Microsoft PowerPoint Exam Quiz!

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Ready to take the Microsoft PowerPoint Exam quiz? Office tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc., are must-have skills for any professional nowadays. How much do you know about Microsoft PowerPoint? Do you know how to create a new slide? How can you design the layout for the slides? Take this Microsoft PowerPoint exam quiz to see how well you know some PowerPoint basics. The quiz questions are well-researched, and you can use the content in this quiz to train on Microsoft Office Online.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the best way to design the layout for your slides?

    • A.

      Create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in slide master view

    • B.

      For each new slide, select a layout from the Slide Layout task plane

    • C.

      Apply templates from the Slide Design task plane

    Correct Answer
    B. For each new slide, select a layout from the Slide Layout task plane
    Explanation
    The best way to design the layout for your slides is to select a layout from the Slide Layout task plane for each new slide. This allows you to choose a pre-designed layout that best suits the content and purpose of the slide. By selecting a layout, you can ensure consistency and coherence in the design of your slides, making them visually appealing and easy to follow for the audience.

    Both Option A and Option B can be used depending on your needs and preferences. Option A is more suitable for creating custom layouts and making global changes to the master slides, while Option B is useful for selecting predefined layouts for individual slides.

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  • 2. 

    To make one section of slides in your presentation use a different design template from the other slides, what do you do?  

    • A.

      Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different color scheme.

    • B.

      Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different design template.

    • C.

      Select one of the slides in the section you want to change, customize the fonts and colors, and use the Format Painter to apply those styles to the other slides in the section.

    Correct Answer
    B. Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different design template.
    Explanation
    To make one section of slides in your presentation use a different design template from the other slides, you need to select the slide thumbnails in that section and apply a different design template. This means that you can choose a unique design template specifically for that section, giving it a distinct look and feel compared to the rest of the presentation. This allows for better organization and visual differentiation within your slides.

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  • 3. 

    Using a custom animation effect, how do you make text appear on a slide letter by letter? 

    • A.

      Apply the animation scheme Fade in one by one.

    • B.

      Apply an entrance effect, and then set it to By letter in the Effect Options dialog box.

    • C.

      Apply the Fly In entrance effect to the text, and then set its speed to Very Slow.

    Correct Answer
    B. Apply an entrance effect, and then set it to By letter in the Effect Options dialog box.
    Explanation
    To make text appear on a slide letter by letter using a custom animation effect, you need to apply an entrance effect and then set it to "By letter" in the Effect Options dialog box. This will create a gradual appearance of the text, revealing each letter individually.

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  • 4. 

    During a slide show, pressing the Esc key will __________________. 

    • A.

      Displays the last slide.

    • B.

      Displays slide 1.

    • C.

      Ends the slide show.

    • D.

      Displays the previous slide.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ends the slide show.
    Explanation
    Pressing the Esc key during a slide show will end the slide show. This key is commonly used as a shortcut to exit or close a program or presentation. In the context of a slide show, pressing Esc allows the presenter to quickly and easily stop the presentation and return to the normal view or editing mode.

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  • 5. 

    To delete the slide currently displayed in the Slide Pane  _______________________. 

    • A.

      Select the Delete Slide command.

    • B.

      Press the Backspace key.

    • C.

      Select the Removal command, type the slide number in the dialog box, and then select OK.

    • D.

      Select the Exit command.

    Correct Answer
    A. Select the Delete Slide command.
    Explanation
    To delete the slide currently displayed in the Slide Pane, the correct action is to select the Delete Slide command. This command specifically targets the deletion of the active slide, allowing the user to remove it from the presentation.

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  • 6. 

    The Apply Design Template command is used to ______________.

    • A.

      Change the order of the slides.

    • B.

      Change the shape of the slides.

    • C.

      Change the background and fonts of the entire presentation.

    • D.

      Create a new, empty presentation.

    Correct Answer
    C. Change the background and fonts of the entire presentation.
    Explanation
    The Apply Design Template command is used to change the background and fonts of the entire presentation. This command allows users to apply a predefined design template to their presentation, which includes a specific background color or image, font styles, and formatting. By applying a design template, users can quickly and easily change the overall look and feel of their presentation without having to manually adjust each slide individually.

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  • 7. 

    You've customized a design template in one presentation and you want to use it in another presentation. What's the best way to do this? 

    • A.

      Use the Browse feature in the Slide Design task pane to find the file that has your design template and apply it to the current file.

    • B.

      Copy and paste the slide with the design template you want into the new presentation; inserted slides will inherit the design.

    • C.

      Save the presentation that has the design template with a new name, and then use the new file for your presentation.

    Correct Answer
    B. Copy and paste the slide with the design template you want into the new presentation; inserted slides will inherit the design.
    Explanation
    To use a customized design template from one presentation in another presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, you can copy and paste the slide with the design template you want into the new presentation. When you do this, the inserted slides will inherit the design and formatting of the copied slide. This is an efficient way to transfer your customized design to a different presentation.
    Option A is also a valid approach for using a customized design template from one presentation in another. Using the Browse feature in the Slide Design task pane allows you to find the file that contains your design template and apply it to the current presentation. This can be useful if you want to apply the design template without copying a specific slide. Both Option A and Option B are valid methods, and the choice between them depends on your specific needs and preferences.

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  • 8. 

    You're giving your presentation, and you need to click to a slide that's a few slides back. How do you get there?

    • A.

      Press ESC to get back into normal view; click the correct slide thumbnail in normal view; then click the Resume Slide Show button.

    • B.

      Press BACKSPACE until you hit the slide you're looking for.

    • C.

      Right-click, point to Go on the shortcut menu, point to By Title, and click the slide you want to go to.

    Correct Answer
    C. Right-click, point to Go on the shortcut menu, point to By Title, and click the slide you want to go to.
    Explanation
    To navigate to a specific slide during a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, you can press the ESC key to exit the slide show and return to normal view. Then, click on the correct slide thumbnail in normal view, and finally, click the "Resume Slide Show" button to continue your presentation from the selected slide. This allows you to go back and access a specific slide during your presentation.

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  • 9. 

    To make one section of slides in your presentation, use a different design template from the other slides, what do you do?  

    • A.

      Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different color scheme.

    • B.

      Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different design template.

    • C.

      Select one of the slides in the section you want to change, customize the fonts and colors, and use the Format Painter to apply those styles to the other slides in the section.

    Correct Answer
    B. Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different design template.
    Explanation
    To make one section of slides in your presentation, you can select the slide thumbnails in that section and apply a different design template. This will change the overall look and feel of the slides in that specific section, giving it a distinct design compared to the rest of the presentation.

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  • 10. 

    What's the best way to design the layout for your slides? 

    • A.

      Create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in slide master view.

    • B.

      For each new slide, select a layout from the Slide Layout task pane.

    • C.

      Apply templates from the Slide Design task pane.

    Correct Answer
    A. Create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in slide master view.
    Explanation
    The best way to design the layout for your slides is to create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in the slide master view. This allows you to define the structure and formatting for different types of slides and content within your presentation. The best way to design the layout for your slides is to create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in the slide master view. This allows you to define the structure and formatting for different types of slides and content within your presentation.

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  • 11. 

    Which key do you press to go into Slide Show view and always start on the first slide?

    • A.

      ESC

    • B.

      F5

    • C.

      F7

    • D.

      F9

    Correct Answer
    B. F5
    Explanation
    Pressing the F5 key on the keyboard allows you to enter Slide Show view in PowerPoint. When you press F5, the presentation starts from the beginning, always starting on the first slide. This key is commonly used to quickly start a presentation and is a convenient shortcut for accessing the Slide Show view.

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  • 12. 

    You've put a layout on your slide that contains a placeholder for a picture. But you'd rather use the Clip Art task pane to insert the art than the options you get when you click the Insert Clip Art icon in the placeholder. What do you do?

    • A.

      Apply a Blank layout instead, and then use the Insert menu (point to Picture, and then click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.

    • B.

      Select the placeholder on the slide, and then press DELETE. Then use the Insert menu (point to Picture, and then click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.

    • C.

      Make sure the picture placeholder is selected, and then use the Insert menu (point to Picture, and then click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.

    Correct Answer
    A. Apply a Blank layout instead, and then use the Insert menu (point to Picture, and then click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.
    Explanation
    To use the Clip Art task pane to insert an image when you've applied a layout with a picture placeholder, it's best to apply a Blank layout instead. This way, you can use the Insert menu to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.To use the Clip Art task pane to insert an image when you've applied a layout with a picture placeholder, it's best to apply a Blank layout instead. This way, you can use the Insert menu to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.

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  • 13. 

    To apply a design template to all your slides, you need to select all the slide thumbnails on the Slides tab before you apply the template.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To apply a design template to all your slides, you do not need to select all the slide thumbnails on the Slides tab. Instead, you can simply apply the template once, and it will automatically be applied to all the slides in your presentation.

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  • 14. 

    The notes pane at the bottom of the PowerPoint window is the only place you can type and work with notes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The notes pane at the bottom of the PowerPoint window is not the only place where you can type and work with notes. In addition to the notes pane, you can also type and work with notes in the Notes Page view, which provides a larger space for adding and editing notes. Therefore, the statement that the notes pane is the only place to work with notes is false.

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  • 15. 

    In the PowerPoint window, what's the main area for adding slide content?

    • A.

      The Slides tab, on the left of the window.

    • B.

      The notes pane.

    • C.

      The slide pane, in the middle of the window.

    Correct Answer
    C. The slide pane, in the middle of the window.
    Explanation
    The main area for adding slide content in the PowerPoint window is the slide pane, which is located in the middle of the window. This is where users can create and edit individual slides by adding text, images, shapes, and other content elements. The slide pane provides a visual representation of the slide layout and allows users to easily manipulate and arrange slide elements.

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  • 16. 

    PowerPoint has direct connections with which of the following from its toolbars or menu system?

    • A.

      Microsoft Word

    • B.

      Internet Explorer

    • C.

      Your E-Mail program

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    PowerPoint has a direct connection with Microsoft Word, allowing you to easily insert Word documents into your PowerPoint presentation. While it doesn't have direct connections to Internet Explorer or your email program from its toolbars or menu system, you can link to web pages and send presentations via email as part of its functionality.

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  • 17. 

    When you apply a design template to a presentation, it can be ____________. 

    • A.

      Applied along with another template to the same slide.

    • B.

      Applied to all slides.

    • C.

      Modified in slide show view.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Applied to all slides.
    Explanation
    When you apply a design template to a presentation, it can be applied to all slides. This means that the design elements, such as the background, font styles, and color scheme, will be applied consistently throughout the entire presentation. This helps to create a cohesive and professional look for the slides. Applying a design template to all slides also saves time and effort, as you don't have to manually apply the same design to each individual slide.

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  • 18. 

    In outline view you can: 

    • A.

      Move slides

    • B.

      Edit slides

    • C.

      Create a new slide

    • D.

      All of above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of above
    Explanation
    In outline view, you can perform various actions such as moving slides, editing slides, and creating a new slide. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as it encompasses all the mentioned actions that can be done in outline view.

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  • 19. 

    To place an organization chart on a slide, you must _____________. 

    • A.

      Save the presentation

    • B.

      Update the presentation

    • C.

      Close the file

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Save the presentation
    Explanation
     Before you can insert an organization chart on a slide in PowerPoint, it's generally a good practice to save your presentation to ensure that any changes or additions are saved and that the organization chart will be part of the saved file. This helps you maintain your work and ensures that the organization chart is included in the presentation.
    Option B ("update the presentation") doesn't typically apply to inserting an organization chart on a slide. Saving the presentation (Option A) is a common step to make sure your work is saved, but updating the presentation or closing the file (Options B and C) aren't necessary just to place an organization chart on a slide. However, the specific context or requirements of your presentation may vary.

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  • 20. 

    You can copy an object using ______________.

    • A.

      Right mouse button

    • B.

      Edit menu

    • C.

      Control/C

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    You can copy an object using any of the mentioned methods. The right mouse button allows you to access a context menu where you can choose the copy option. The Edit menu usually contains a copy option as well. Additionally, the keyboard shortcut Control/C can be used to copy an object. Therefore, all of the mentioned options are valid ways to copy an object.

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  • 21. 

    PowerPoint is best described as: 

    • A.

      Presentation software

    • B.

      Database software

    • C.

      Drawing Software

    • D.

      Desktop publishing software

    Correct Answer
    A. Presentation software
    Explanation
    PowerPoint is best described as presentation software because it is a program that allows users to create and present slideshows. It provides tools for creating visually appealing slides with text, images, charts, and multimedia elements. PowerPoint is widely used in various settings, such as business presentations, educational lectures, and conference talks, to effectively communicate information and engage the audience. It offers features like slide transitions, animations, and speaker notes, making it an ideal tool for creating professional and interactive presentations.

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  • 22. 

    When you first start PowerPoint:

    • A.

      The screen is blank, you must choose a template

    • B.

      Outline view is visible

    • C.

      A title slide for a new presentation appears.

    • D.

      You must create a new presentation

    Correct Answer
    C. A title slide for a new presentation appears.
    Explanation
    When you first start PowerPoint, a title slide for a new presentation appears. This means that the software automatically provides a default slide with a placeholder for the presentation title. This allows the user to quickly start creating their presentation by adding content to the title slide or selecting a different slide layout. The appearance of the title slide signifies that PowerPoint is ready for the user to begin creating their presentation.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following are slide layouts? 

    • A.

      Title Slide

    • B.

      Blank Slide

    • C.

      Multimedia Slide

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all of the options listed (Title Slide, Blank Slide, and Multimedia Slide) are types of slide layouts that can be used in a presentation. A title slide typically contains the title and subtitle of the presentation, while a blank slide is a slide with no predefined content, allowing the presenter to add any desired content. A multimedia slide is a slide that includes various media elements, such as images, videos, or audio. Therefore, all three options mentioned are valid slide layouts.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following cannot be placed on a single slide? 

    • A.

      Two different color schemes

    • B.

      Organization Chart

    • C.

      WordArt

    • D.

      Excel Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Organization Chart
    Explanation
    An organization chart is a type of diagram that represents the structure of an organization, typically showing the hierarchy of different roles or positions within the company. It is usually a more complex element and is not typically placed on a single slide because it often requires multiple shapes and connectors to represent the various levels and reporting relationships within an organization. Other elements like two different color schemes, WordArt, and Excel spreadsheets can be placed on a single slide in a presentation.

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  • 25. 

    You can insert the following on a slide _________________. 

    • A.

      Text

    • B.

      Pictures

    • C.

      Organization Charts

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The statement "You can insert the following on a slide" implies that there are multiple options to choose from when inserting content on a slide. The options listed in the question are text, pictures, and organization charts. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" because it encompasses all the options mentioned.

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  • 26. 

    In creating a new slide you choose a _________. 

    • A.

      Layout

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      View

    • D.

      Picture

    Correct Answer
    A. Layout
    Explanation
    When creating a new slide, you choose a layout. A layout determines the arrangement of content on the slide, such as text boxes, images, and other elements. It provides a predefined structure and design for the slide, making it easier to organize and present information effectively. Different layouts may have different placeholders and formatting options, allowing you to customize the slide based on your content and purpose.

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  • 27. 

    On a single slide, you can have _____________. 

    • A.

      Single video file

    • B.

      2 video files

    • C.

      3 video files

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 video files
    Explanation
    On a single slide in PowerPoint, you can have up to two video files inserted and playing. This allows you to include multiple video clips or elements on the same slide for your presentation. You cannot have three video files on a single slide, as the limit is two.On a single slide in PowerPoint, you can have up to two video files inserted and playing. This allows you to include multiple video clips or elements on the same slide for your presentation. You cannot have three video files on a single slide, as the limit is two.

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  • 28. 

    Graphics can be placed __________________. 

    • A.

      In a text box

    • B.

      Behind another graphic

    • C.

      Off the slide itself

    • D.

      All of the answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answers
    Explanation
    Graphics can be placed in various ways depending on the requirements and design of the presentation. They can be placed in a text box to provide additional visual support to the text. They can also be positioned behind another graphic to create layering effects or to serve as a background element. Additionally, graphics can be placed off the slide itself, meaning they can extend beyond the visible boundaries of the slide to create a seamless visual transition. Therefore, all of the given answers are correct options for placing graphics in a presentation.

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  • 29. 

    To move a text placeholder, you:

    • A.

      Click and drag on the center of the placeholder

    • B.

      Click and drag on a handle on the placeholder

    • C.

      Click and drag on the placeholder's hashed border

    • D.

      Double click on the center and then drag

    Correct Answer
    A. Click and drag on the center of the placeholder
    Explanation
    To move a text placeholder in PowerPoint, you can click and drag from the center of the placeholder to reposition it within the slide. This action allows you to easily rearrange placeholders to customize the layout of your slides.To move a text placeholder in PowerPoint, you can click and drag from the center of the placeholder to reposition it within the slide. This action allows you to easily rearrange placeholders to customize the layout of your slides.

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  • 30. 

    You can re-arrange slides in:

    • A.

      Slide view

    • B.

      Sorter view

    • C.

      Notes Page View

    • D.

      Slide Show View

    Correct Answer
    B. Sorter view
    Explanation
    In Sorter view, you can easily rearrange slides by dragging and dropping them into the desired order. This view displays a thumbnail of each slide, making it convenient to see the overall structure of the presentation and make changes accordingly. Slide view allows you to edit individual slides, Notes Page view is used for adding speaker notes, and Slide Show view is for presenting the slides in full-screen mode.

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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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