MS Office Test: Microsoft Word Quiz

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How much do you know about Microsoft Word? Think you can pass a test? If you're a student preparing for a computer exam, then look no further than this quiz. The quiz can prove to be a good practice to test your Microsoft Word skills, including shortcut keys, header and footer, document display settings, etc. You might get to learn something that you didn't before. Go and Give it a try!


Microsoft Word Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    You place the insertion point in the middle of a paragraph and start typing. But the new text deletes the existing text. What's the problem, and how do you fix it?

    • A.

      Word is in Overtype mode. Press BACKSPACE and retype.

    • B.

      The DELETE key is pressed in. Press DELETE again.

    • C.

      Word is in Overtype mode. Press INSERT to turn it off.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Word is in Overtype mode. Press INSERT to turn it off.
    Explanation
    When Word is in Overtype mode, it replaces existing text as you type, which can result in the deletion of the existing text. Pressing the INSERT key on your keyboard toggles Overtype mode on and off. To fix the problem and prevent new text from deleting existing text, you should press INSERT to turn off Overtype mode.

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  • 2. 

    Once you've deleted the text, you can't get it back.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Once you've deleted the text, you can't get it back" is false. In many cases, deleted text can be recovered through various methods, such as restoring from a backup, using data recovery software, or retrieving it from the recycle bin or trash folder. Additionally, some cloud storage services or document editing platforms have revision history features that allow users to revert to previous versions of a document, even after deletion. Therefore, it is not always true that deleted text is permanently lost and cannot be retrieved.
    But Once you've deleted text and you haven't saved a backup or used an "Undo" function, it can be difficult or impossible to retrieve the exact same text. Deletions are typically irreversible unless you have a backup or version history of the document. It's important to be cautious when deleting text to avoid accidental data loss.

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  • 3. 

    As you type a paragraph, press ENTER to move to a new paragraph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pressing the ENTER key typically creates a new paragraph in most word processing and text editing software, including Microsoft Word. So, when you're typing a paragraph, you can press ENTER to start a new paragraph or move to a new line within the same paragraph, depending on how you use it. This is a common way to format text and structure your writing.

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  • 4. 

    The best way to create a heading in a document is to:

    • A.

      Apply a larger font size to it than the body text.

    • B.

      Add bold formatting by clicking the Bold button on the Formatting toolbar.

    • C.

      Apply a heading style.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Apply a heading style.
    Explanation
    The best way to create a heading in a document is to apply a heading style. This is because using a heading style not only changes the font size, but also applies other formatting properties such as bold, italics, and alignment. It ensures consistency and makes it easier to navigate through the document using the table of contents or navigation pane. Applying a larger font size or adding bold formatting manually may not provide the same level of consistency and functionality as using a heading style.

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  • 5. 

    What's a good reason to use a header or footer in your document?

    • A.

      To include the document title and page numbers.

    • B.

      It looks impressive.

    • C.

      To add a title to the start of the document.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. To include the document title and page numbers.
    Explanation
    A good reason to use a header or footer in a document is to include the document title and page numbers. This helps in organizing and identifying the document, making it easier for readers to navigate through the pages. Additionally, including page numbers allows for easy reference and citation of specific sections within the document.

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  • 6. 

    How do you open the Header and Footer toolbar?

    • A.

      On the View menu, click Toolbars, and select Header and Footer from the list of toolbars.

    • B.

      Go to the "Insert" tab on the ribbon at the top.

    • C.

      Right–click any toolbar and click Header and Footer.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. On the View menu, click Toolbars, and select Header and Footer from the list of toolbars.
    Explanation
    To open the Header and Footer toolbar in many versions of Microsoft Word, you would typically follow the steps described in option A. This toolbar allows you to work with headers and footers in your document, making it easier to add, edit, or format these elements. However, the specific method may vary slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Word you are using.

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  • 7. 

    To save an existing document with a different name, you need to:

    • A.

      Retype the document and give it a different name.

    • B.

      Use the Save as... command.

    • C.

      Copy and paste the original document to a new document and then save.

    • D.

      Use Windows Explorer to copy the document to a different location and then rename it.

    Correct Answer
    B. Use the Save as... command.
    Explanation
    To save an existing document with a different name, you can use the "Save as..." command. This command allows you to create a copy of the original document and save it with a new name, while keeping the original document intact. This is a convenient way to create multiple versions of a document or to save a document with a different name without retyping or copying and pasting the content. Using the "Save as..." command ensures that the original document remains unchanged and you can easily access both the original and the new document with different names.

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  • 8. 

    Which keyboard shortcut bolds selected text?

    • A.

      Ctrl+B

    • B.

      Alt+B

    • C.

      File/Format/Bold

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl+B
    Explanation
    Ctrl+B is the correct answer because it is a commonly used keyboard shortcut to bold selected text in many applications and word processors. This shortcut is easy to remember and widely supported, making it a convenient way to quickly format text without having to use the mouse or navigate through menus.

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  • 9. 

    What would you see while spell-checking the phrase "My father was rite"?

    • A.

      The word "rite" is misspelled.

    • B.

      No errors.

    • C.

      The verb of the phrase will be highlighted.

    • D.

      A blue squiggly underline under the word "write."

    Correct Answer
    A. The word "rite" is misspelled.
    Explanation
    In the phrase "My father was rite," the word "rite" is misspelled. The correct spelling of the word is "right." Spell-checking would typically highlight the misspelled word and suggest the correct spelling, as "rite" is not the accurate representation of the intended meaning in this context.

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  • 10. 

    Suddenly the Word does not display your favorite toolbar. What has happened?

    • A.

      Your program has been infected by a macro virus.

    • B.

      This version of Word does not support toolbars.

    • C.

      Your toolbar option has been deleted from the menus.

    • D.

      Your toolbar has been unchecked under the View/Toolbars menu.

    Correct Answer
    D. Your toolbar has been unchecked under the View/Toolbars menu.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the toolbar has been unchecked under the View/Toolbars menu. This means that the toolbar is still present in the program, but it is not being displayed because it has been manually unchecked by the user. To resolve the issue, the user can simply go to the View menu, select Toolbars, and check the toolbar option to make it visible again.

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  • 11. 

    Which elements of a Word document can be displayed in color?

    • A.

      Only graphics

    • B.

      Only text

    • C.

      All elements

    • D.

      All elements, but only if you have a color printer

    Correct Answer
    C. All elements
    Explanation
    All elements of a Word document can be displayed in color. This includes graphics, text, and any other elements present in the document. The color display is not dependent on having a color printer, as it is determined by the settings and capabilities of the computer or device used to view the document.

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  • 12. 

    Why does the document you created at home display with a different font at school?

    • A.

      Because you have a different printer at school than at home.

    • B.

      Because you have a different monitor at school than at home.

    • C.

      Because the font you used at home is not installed on your school computer.

    • D.

      Because the version of Windows is different.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because the font you used at home is not installed on your school computer.
    Explanation
    The document created at home may be displayed with a different font at school because the font used at home is not installed on the school computer. Fonts are specific to the devices they are installed on, so if a particular font is not available on the school computer, it will automatically be substituted with a default font, resulting in a different appearance.

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  • 13. 

    Which keyboard shortcut centers selected text?

    • A.

      Ctrl+C

    • B.

      Alt+C

    • C.

      There is no keyboard shortcut for this operation.

    • D.

      Ctrl+E

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl+E
    Explanation
    Ctrl+E is the correct answer because it is a commonly used keyboard shortcut that centers the selected text. This shortcut is frequently used in word processing and text editing programs to quickly align text in the center of the page or document. By selecting the desired text and pressing Ctrl+E, the text will be centered horizontally on the page.

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  • 14. 

    How many different documents can you have open at one time?

    • A.

      No more than three

    • B.

      Only one

    • C.

      As many as your computer memory will hold

    • D.

      No more than your Taskbar can display

    Correct Answer
    C. As many as your computer memory will hold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "As many as your computer memory will hold." This means that the number of different documents that can be opened at one time is limited by the amount of memory available on the computer. The more memory the computer has, the more documents can be opened simultaneously. However, if the computer runs out of memory, it may not be able to open any more documents until some are closed or additional memory is added.

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  • 15. 

    How many margins are on a page?

    • A.

      Two (header and footer)

    • B.

      Four (top, bottom, right, left)

    • C.

      Two (landscape and Portrait)

    • D.

      Two (top and bottom)

    Correct Answer
    B. Four (top, bottom, right, left)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is four (top, bottom, right, left) because margins refer to the blank spaces surrounding the content on a page. In most documents, there are margins at the top, bottom, right, and left sides of the page to provide spacing and improve readability. The header and footer are separate sections of the page and are not considered part of the margins. The landscape and portrait options refer to the orientation of the page, not the margins.

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  • 16. 

    A document in portrait prints:

    • A.

      The same characters per line with the same document in the landscape.

    • B.

      More characters per line than the same document in the landscape.

    • C.

      Fewer characters per line than in the same document in the landscape.

    • D.

      Smaller fonts to fit the same amount of characters per line with landscape.

    Correct Answer
    C. Fewer characters per line than in the same document in the landscape.
    Explanation
    In portrait orientation, the document prints with fewer characters per line compared to the same document in landscape orientation. This is because the width of the page is narrower in portrait mode, limiting the number of characters that can fit in a line.

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  • 17. 

    In page preview mode:

    • A.

      You can see all the pages of your document.

    • B.

      You can only see the page you are currently working on.

    • C.

      You can only see pages that do not contain graphics.

    • D.

      You can only see the title page of your document.

    Correct Answer
    A. You can see all the pages of your document.
    Explanation
    In page preview mode, you are able to see all the pages of your document. This allows you to have an overview of the entire document and check for any formatting or content issues across all pages. It is a useful feature for reviewing and editing the document before finalizing and printing it.

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  • 18. 

    How can you highlight text without using the mouse?

    • A.

      It is impossible.

    • B.

      Use the F5 key

    • C.

      Use the arrow keys while holding down a Ctrl key

    • D.

      Use the arrow keys while holding down a Shift key

    Correct Answer
    D. Use the arrow keys while holding down a Shift key
    Explanation
    To highlight text without using the mouse, you can use the arrow keys while holding down the Shift key. This allows you to move the cursor and select text in a document or text editor without the need for a mouse. By holding down the Shift key and pressing the arrow keys, you can extend the selection of text in the desired direction.

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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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