Microsoft Windows Basic Assessment: Quiz!

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If you use a computer, then you would know what a Microsoft Window is. Here is the 'Microsoft Windows basic assessment quiz' that is designed below to test your understanding of Microsoft Windows and the concepts related to it. There have been multiple versions of Microsoft Windows. In this quiz, we'll ask you questions about almost every Microsoft window version. So, get ready because this isn't going to be a very easy quiz. Wishing you good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do you properly turn off and restart a computer?

    • A.

      Press the round button on the computer unit to turn it off, press it again to turn the computer on.

    • B.

      Click Start, then select Shut Down.

    • C.

      Hit CTRL+ALT > DEL to enter the task manager and select ‘Restart”.

    • D.

      I don’t know and I want to skip this question.

    Correct Answer
    B. Click Start, then select Shut Down.
    Explanation
    To properly turn off and restart a computer, you should click on the Start button, then select the Restart option. This will initiate the proper shutdown process and safely power on the computer again.

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  • 2. 

    In the image shown, how would you move the open window to another part of the screen?

    • A.

      Put the cursor on the bar indicated by #2, hold down the left mouse button and drag.

    • B.

      Double click anywhere on the window, a menu will pop up and give me the option to move it.

    • C.

      Place my cursor in the area indicated by #8, hold down the left mouse button and drag.

    • D.

      All of the above are acceptable methods of moving a window.

    • E.

      I don't know and I want to skip this question.

    Correct Answer
    A. Put the cursor on the bar indicated by #2, hold down the left mouse button and drag.
    Explanation
    To move the open window to another part of the screen, you need to put the cursor on the bar indicated by #2 and hold down the left mouse button. Then, drag the window to the desired location on the screen. This action will allow you to move the window to a different part of the screen.

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  • 3. 

    In the image shown, what function does area #7 perform?  

    • A.

      It allows you to switch between open windows.

    • B.

      It allows you to close the browser.

    • C.

      In this area you can minimize, resize or close an open window.

    • D.

      I don't know and I want to skip this question.

    Correct Answer
    C. In this area you can minimize, resize or close an open window.
    Explanation
    Area #7 in the image performs the function of minimizing, resizing, or closing an open window.

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  • 4. 

    How could you resize the open window shown?  

    • A.

      Place my cursor over area 8, hold down the left mouse button and drag.

    • B.

      Click the center tab shown in area 7.

    • C.

      Place my cursor on the lower right hand corner, hold down the left mouse button and drag.

    • D.

      I don't know and I want to skip this question.

    • E.

      A, B, and C are correct.

    Correct Answer
    E. A, B, and C are correct.
    Explanation
    To resize the open window shown, you can perform any of the following actions:
    - Place the cursor over area 8, hold down the left mouse button, and drag.
    - Click the center tab shown in area 7.
    - Place the cursor on the lower right-hand corner, hold down the left mouse button, and drag.

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  • 5. 

    How would you open a window that contains an MS Word document?

    • A.

      Click on the desired MS Word icon on the desktop.

    • B.

      Click on the Start button and choose the desired file.

    • C.

      Click on the tab shown in area 4.

    • D.

      A and C are correct.

    • E.

      I don't know and I want to skip this question.

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C are correct.
    Explanation
    To open a window that contains an MS Word document, you can either click on the desired MS Word icon on the desktop or click on the tab shown in area 4. Both options are valid ways to access and open the MS Word document.

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  • 6. 

    How would you move down the page shown?

    • A.

      Right click once on the screen and press the down arrow on my keyboard.

    • B.

      Place the cursor on area 5, hold down the left mouse button and drag.

    • C.

      Click once on the screen and roll the mouse wheel toward you.

    • D.

      B and C are correct.

    • E.

      I don't know and I want to skip this question.

    Correct Answer
    D. B and C are correct.
    Explanation
    To move down the page shown, you can either place the cursor on area 5, hold down the left mouse button, and drag, or you can click once on the screen and roll the mouse wheel toward you. Both options will result in moving down the page.

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  • 7. 

    How do you access the window that shows you the internal and external storage drives on your computer?

    • A.

      Right click on the desktop and choose "View All Drives".

    • B.

      Click Start and go to My Drives. All drives will be displayed there.

    • C.

      Click Start and go to My Computer. All drives will be displayed there.

    • D.

      I don't know and I want to skip this question.

    Correct Answer
    C. Click Start and go to My Computer. All drives will be displayed there.
    Explanation
    To access the window that shows the internal and external storage drives on your computer, you need to click on the Start button and then go to My Computer. This will display all the drives available on your computer, both internal and external.

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  • 8. 

    How would you view the files inside the drive "Removable Disk (F:)?

    • A.

      Right click on the device and select "Explore".

    • B.

      Double click on the device to open it and view its folders.

    • C.

      Right click on the device and select "Open".

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    To view the files inside the drive "Removable Disk (F:)", you can use any of the mentioned methods. Firstly, you can right-click on the device and select "Explore". This will open the drive and allow you to navigate through its folders and view the files. Secondly, you can double-click on the device to directly open it and access its folders and files. Lastly, you can right-click on the device and select "Open" to view its contents. All of these methods will enable you to view the files inside the drive "Removable Disk (F:)".

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  • 9. 

    Of the labeled areas shown, which pair of letters refers to a hard drive AND a network drive?

    • A.

      A and C

    • B.

      E and C

    • C.

      C and K

    • D.

      A and G

    Correct Answer
    D. A and G
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A and G. Area A is labeled as "Hard Drive" and area G is labeled as "Network Drive." Therefore, both A and G refer to a hard drive and a network drive respectively.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is the default ‘word Processor’ for Microsoft Windows?

    • A.

      Notepad

    • B.

      MS Paint

    • C.

      MS Word

    • D.

      Word Pad

    Correct Answer
    D. Word Pad
    Explanation
    Word Pad is the default word processor for Microsoft Windows. It is a basic text editor that allows users to create and edit documents. While it may not have all the advanced features of MS Word, it is a simple and easy-to-use option for basic word processing tasks. Notepad is a plain text editor, MS Paint is a graphics editor, and MS Word is a more advanced word processing software.

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