Microsoft Word: Semester 1 Exam

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Microsoft Word: Semester 1 Exam - Quiz

MS Word Basics Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Times New Roman, Comic Sans and Calibri are called_______.

    • A.

      Fonts

    • B.

      Variations

    • C.

      Font sizes

    Correct Answer
    A. Fonts
    Explanation
    Times New Roman, Comic Sans, and Calibri are referred to as fonts. Fonts are a set of characters with a specific style and design that are used to display text. Each font has its own unique characteristics, such as the shape and size of the letters. Therefore, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, and Calibri are examples of different fonts that can be used for displaying text in a document or on a webpage.

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  • 2. 

    You insert a clip art and it is too big.  To resize it you would _____.

    • A.

      Change it the same way you change the font size

    • B.

      Click on the clip art to show the handles and drag a handle to resize it

    • C.

      Click the insert tab and choose resize

    Correct Answer
    B. Click on the clip art to show the handles and drag a handle to resize it
    Explanation
    To resize a clip art that is too big, you can click on the clip art to show the handles and then drag a handle to resize it. This allows you to manually adjust the size of the clip art to your desired dimensions.

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  • 3. 

    What would you do to highlight a word?  You position the cursor next to the word and then _____.

    • A.

      Drag the mouse while holding the left mouse button

    • B.

      Roll mouse around

    • C.

      Click the mouse three times

    Correct Answer
    A. Drag the mouse while holding the left mouse button
    Explanation
    To highlight a word, you need to position the cursor next to the word and then drag the mouse while holding the left mouse button. This action allows you to select the word and visually distinguish it from the surrounding text.

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  • 4. 

    Another name for the cursor is the ____.

    • A.

      Clicker

    • B.

      Blinker

    • C.

      Insertion point

    Correct Answer
    C. Insertion point
    Explanation
    The cursor is often referred to as the insertion point because it indicates the position in a document or text where new content can be added. It represents the place where any typed or inserted content will appear. Therefore, the term "insertion point" is commonly used as another name for the cursor.

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  • 5. 

    What happens in a document when the "cut" command is used?

    • A.

      Only half the screen is seen.

    • B.

      The application stops running.

    • C.

      Selected text or graphics are removed.

    Correct Answer
    C. Selected text or graphics are removed.
    Explanation
    When the "cut" command is used in a document, it removes the selected text or graphics from the document. This action is similar to the "copy" command, but with the additional effect of deleting the selected content. The content that is cut can then be pasted elsewhere in the document or in a different location altogether. The "cut" command is commonly used to move content within a document or between different documents.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of the following is not in the drop-down menu when you click the File tab in Microsoft Word 2010?

    • A.

      Save As

    • B.

      Open

    • C.

      New

    • D.

      Backup

    Correct Answer
    D. Backup
  • 7. 

    What tab do you go to for the spelling and grammar check?

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Review

    • C.

      Insert

    • D.

      File

    Correct Answer
    B. Review
    Explanation
    The Review tab is where you go for the spelling and grammar check. This tab contains various tools and options for reviewing and editing the document, including the spell check feature. By clicking on the Review tab, you can access the spell check tool, which allows you to check the spelling and grammar of your document and make necessary corrections.

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  • 8. 

      To save a document for the first time you would choose _________,

    • A.

      Save

    • B.

      Save As

    • C.

      Neither A nor B

    Correct Answer
    B. Save As
    Explanation
    To save a document for the first time, you would choose "Save As" as the option. This is because "Save As" allows you to specify the name, file format, and location of the document being saved. The "Save" option is used when you have already saved the document before and want to save any changes made to the existing file. Therefore, neither option A (Save) nor option B (Save As) is the correct choice for saving a document for the first time.

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  • 9. 

    You would use this key to change the color of your word from black to red. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because if you want to change the color of a word from black to red, you would need to use a specific key or combination of keys on your keyboard. This key is typically found on most word processing software and allows you to select the text and apply different formatting options, such as changing the color. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 10. 

      You would use this key to make a numbered list, such as a grocery list.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This key is used to make a numbered list, which can be helpful for organizing and keeping track of items in a list format, such as a grocery list. By using this key, you can easily create a list with numbers assigned to each item, making it easier to follow and check off items as you go.

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  • 11. 

      You would use this key to italicize a word.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because the key mentioned in the question is not used to italicize a word. The correct key to italicize a word is usually the "Ctrl+I" combination or the "Cmd+I" combination on a Mac.

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  • 12. 

     To remove a portion of the text, you would use this key.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To remove a portion of the text, you would use the "Backspace" key. This key is commonly used to delete characters to the left of the cursor or to erase selected text. It is a convenient way to edit or remove unwanted text quickly and efficiently.

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  • 13. 

    What is the name of this item?

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      CPU

    • D.

      TRA

    Correct Answer
    C. CPU
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CPU because the question asks for the name of the item, and CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, which is a major component of a computer system. The other options, such as Monitor and Keyboard, are different components of a computer system and not the name of the item being referred to in the question. TRA is not a valid option and does not relate to the item being asked about.

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  • 14. 

    The title of Madison's report is 28 points.  This is the title's  ____________.

    • A.

      Format

    • B.

      Font Size

    • C.

      Font Style

    Correct Answer
    B. Font Size
    Explanation
    The title of Madison's report is 28 points, indicating that the answer refers to the size of the font used in the title. Font size determines the visual appearance of the text, with larger sizes indicating a bigger and more prominent display. In this case, the title stands out due to its font size of 28 points.

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  • 15. 

    Which tab in Microsoft Word 2010 would you select to insert a shape in to a document?

    • A.

      Insert

    • B.

      Review

    • C.

      View

    • D.

      File

    Correct Answer
    A. Insert
    Explanation
    In Microsoft Word 2010, to insert a shape into a document, you would select the "Insert" tab. This tab contains various options and tools for adding different elements to your document, including shapes. By clicking on the "Insert" tab, you can access the "Shapes" button, which allows you to choose from a variety of shapes to insert into your document.

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  • 16. 

    If you want to add a table or a radial diagram to your document, which tab would you choose?

    • A.

      File

    • B.

      Home

    • C.

      Insert

    • D.

      Save

    Correct Answer
    C. Insert
    Explanation
    If you want to add a table or a radial diagram to your document, you would choose the "Insert" tab. This tab contains various options and tools for inserting different elements into your document, such as tables, pictures, shapes, charts, and more. It provides easy access to the necessary features for adding visual elements to enhance your document's content and layout.

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  • 17. 

      What is the function of this key? 

    • A.

      Paste

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Delete

    • D.

      Undo

    Correct Answer
    D. Undo
    Explanation
    The function of the "Undo" key is to reverse the most recent action or command. It allows the user to revert back to a previous state before the action was performed, effectively undoing any changes made. This is particularly useful when a mistake has been made and the user wants to go back to a previous version or configuration.

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  • 18. 

      What is the function of this key?

    • A.

      Left Align

    • B.

      Justify

    • C.

      Center

    • D.

      Right Align

    Correct Answer
    C. Center
    Explanation
    The function of the "Center" key is to align the text or content in the center of a document or page. This means that the text will be evenly spaced between the left and right margins, creating a visually balanced appearance. This alignment is commonly used for titles, headings, and other important elements that need to stand out or be emphasized.

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  • 19. 

    It is possible to add a column to a table that you have already created and entered information into.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In database management systems, it is indeed possible to add a column to a table that has already been created and contains data. This can be done using the ALTER TABLE statement, which allows for modifications to the structure of an existing table. Adding a new column can provide additional flexibility and functionality to the table without losing any existing data. Therefore, the statement "It is possible to add a column to a table that you have already created and entered information into" is true.

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  • 20. 

    The name of this document is ______________.

    • A.

      Document 1

    • B.

      Jones folder

    • C.

      Microsoft Word

    • D.

      Blank

    Correct Answer
    A. Document 1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Document 1" because it is the only option provided that accurately describes the name of the document. The other options, "Jones folder," "Microsoft Word," and "Blank," do not accurately represent the name of the document as specified in the question.

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  • 21. 

    What is the name of this document? 

    • A.

      Blank Document

    • B.

      Document 1

    • C.

      Document 2

    • D.

      Microsoft Word

    Correct Answer
    C. Document 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Document 2" because it is the only option that specifically refers to a document. "Blank Document" implies that the document is empty, "Document 1" is a generic name, and "Microsoft Word" is the name of the software used to create the document, not the document itself. Therefore, "Document 2" is the most appropriate choice as the name of the document.

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  • 22. 

    To remove a portion of text from a document, you can ___________.

    • A.

      Cut it

    • B.

      Paste it

    • C.

      Undo it

    • D.

      Redo it

    Correct Answer
    A. Cut it
    Explanation
    To remove a portion of text from a document, you can "Cut it". This action involves selecting the desired text and removing it from its original location, while also placing it in the clipboard for later use. It differs from "Delete" as the text is not immediately deleted but rather stored for potential pasting elsewhere. Cutting text is a common editing technique used to relocate or remove content within a document.

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  • 23. 

    You can take a selection that you have cut or copied from the clipboard and _____________ it into a document.

    • A.

      Cut

    • B.

      Paste

    • C.

      Copy

    • D.

      Undo

    Correct Answer
    B. Paste
    Explanation
    To complete the action of taking a selection from the clipboard and inserting it into a document, the appropriate option is "Paste." This action allows the user to transfer the previously cut or copied content into the desired location within the document.

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  • 24. 

    The feature that will reverse your action should you make a mistake is called __________.

    • A.

      Undo

    • B.

      Spell Check

    • C.

      Paste

    • D.

      Insert

    Correct Answer
    A. Undo
    Explanation
    The feature that will reverse your action should you make a mistake is called "Undo". This feature allows users to revert back to a previous state or undo the last action performed, helping to correct errors or unintended changes. It is commonly found in various software applications and provides a convenient way to fix mistakes and restore the previous state of a document or project.

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  • 25. 

    When your text is lined up on your right margin, you could say that it is _______________.

    • A.

      Poetry

    • B.

      Right Aligned

    • C.

      Centered

    • D.

      Horizontal

    Correct Answer
    B. Right Aligned
    Explanation
    When your text is lined up on your right margin, it is referred to as "Right Aligned". This means that the text is aligned along the right edge of the page or text box, creating a straight line on the right side. This alignment is commonly used in documents, presentations, and websites to create a neat and organized appearance.

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  • 26. 

    Font size is measured in __________.

    • A.

      Centimeters

    • B.

      Bytes

    • C.

      Points

    • D.

      Inches

    Correct Answer
    C. Points
    Explanation
    Font size is typically measured in points. Points are a unit of measurement commonly used in typography to determine the size of a font. One point is equal to 1/72 of an inch. This measurement system allows for consistent and precise control over the size of text in printed and digital media.

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  • 27. 

    A table is a grid into which data can be entered.  It is made up of ___________.

    • A.

      Rows

    • B.

      Columns

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b
    Explanation
    A table is made up of both rows and columns. Rows are horizontal lines in a table that run from left to right, while columns are vertical lines that run from top to bottom. Together, rows and columns create a grid structure in which data can be entered and organized.

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