Microsoft Word Pre-test Part 1

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Microsoft Word Pre-test Part 1 - Quiz

If you have a computer and are thinking of typing a letter or document one of the most basic tools you need to know how to use is Microsoft word. Over the past weeks we have unlocked all we can do using Microsoft word and as promised below is a multiple-choice pre-assessment test designed to test you Microsoft word skills. Take it up!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement is TRUE about Cut and Copy?

    • A.

      Cut removes selected text and copy moves selected text.

    • B.

      They serve the same purpose.

    • C.

      Cut removes selected text and copy duplicates selected text.

    • D.

      Cut duplicates selected text and copy removes selected text.

    Correct Answer
    C. Cut removes selected text and copy duplicates selected text.
    Explanation
    Cut and Copy are two common functions in text editing software. The statement that is TRUE about Cut and Copy is that "Cut removes selected text and copy duplicates selected text." When you cut a piece of text, it is removed from its original location and stored in the clipboard, ready to be pasted elsewhere. On the other hand, when you copy a piece of text, a duplicate is made and stored in the clipboard, leaving the original text intact.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following statements about tabs is true?

    • A.

      Tabs can only be changed once in a document

    • B.

      Left tabs cannot be changed to right tabs

    • C.

      Tabs must be set every one-half inch

    • D.

      Tabs can be set as left, right, center, or decimal tabs

    Correct Answer
    D. Tabs can be set as left, right, center, or decimal tabs
    Explanation
    Tabs can be set as left, right, center, or decimal tabs. This means that in a document, tabs can be adjusted to align text to the left, right, center, or decimal point. This allows for flexible formatting and alignment of text in a document, depending on the desired layout and presentation.

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  • 3. 

    The purpose of the Search and Replace feature is to:

    • A.

      Search for text strings and replace with new text strings.

    • B.

      Search for misspellings.

    • C.

      Search form words and suggest synonyms and antonyms.

    • D.

      Search for proper nouns.

    Correct Answer
    A. Search for text strings and replace with new text strings.
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Search and Replace feature is to search for specific text strings within a document or file and replace them with new text strings. This feature is commonly used in word processing software or text editors to quickly make changes throughout a document without manually editing each occurrence. It allows for efficient editing and updating of content by automating the process of finding and replacing specific words, phrases, or characters.

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  • 4. 

    An advantage of using Print Preview is that it saves:

    • A.

      Time because it prints faster.

    • B.

      Paper because you can print on both sides of the paper.

    • C.

      Time because it eliminates proofreading.

    • D.

      Time and paper by helping you catch errors before printing a hard copy.

    Correct Answer
    D. Time and paper by helping you catch errors before printing a hard copy.
    Explanation
    Print Preview allows users to see how a document will look when it is printed. By previewing the document before printing, users can catch errors and make necessary changes, saving both time and paper. This feature helps in identifying mistakes, formatting issues, or any other errors that may have gone unnoticed if the document was directly printed without previewing. As a result, users can make corrections and avoid wasting time and paper on printing multiple copies or reprints.

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  • 5. 

    The BEST way to put a page number or date at the bottom of each page of a 5-page report is to use the:

    • A.

      Header

    • B.

      Footer

    • C.

      Top margin.

    • D.

      Bottom margin.

    Correct Answer
    B. Footer
    Explanation
    The best way to put a page number or date at the bottom of each page of a 5-page report is to use the footer. The footer is a section at the bottom of each page that allows for consistent information to be displayed, such as page numbers or dates. By utilizing the footer, the page number or date can be easily added to each page without the need for manual input on every page. This ensures that the information is consistently displayed and easily accessible for readers.

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  • 6. 

    The word processing feature that prints text either above the top margin or below the bottom margin on a page is known as:

    • A.

      Sorting

    • B.

      Searching

    • C.

      Spell check

    • D.

      Header/Footer.

    Correct Answer
    D. Header/Footer.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Header/Footer. In word processing, the header/footer feature allows users to add text or other elements at the top or bottom of each page. This is commonly used to include page numbers, document titles, dates, or other information that needs to be displayed consistently throughout the document. It provides a convenient way to add additional content to a document without interfering with the main body of text.

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  • 7. 

    If you have overused the word, EXCITING, in an essay, what word processing feature can suggest other words with the same meaning?

    • A.

      Spell check

    • B.

      Thesaurus

    • C.

      Search and Replace

    • D.

      Help

    Correct Answer
    B. Thesaurus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Thesaurus. A thesaurus is a word processing feature that can suggest other words with the same meaning. It provides a list of synonyms that can be used as alternatives to avoid repetitive use of a specific word, such as "exciting" in this case. The thesaurus helps in enhancing the vocabulary and making the essay more diverse and engaging for the readers.

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  • 8. 

    The explanation for the spell check feature highlighting the word, MANTEO, even though it is spelled correctly is:

    • A.

      Manteo should not be capitalized.

    • B.

      Manteo is misspelled.

    • C.

      Manteo is not in the spell check dictionary

    • D.

      It is searching for a synonym.

    Correct Answer
    C. Manteo is not in the spell check dictionary
    Explanation
    The spell check feature highlights the word "Manteo" because it is not in the spell check dictionary. The spell check dictionary contains a list of correctly spelled words, and if a word is not found in the dictionary, it is considered potentially misspelled. In this case, "Manteo" is not recognized as a correctly spelled word by the spell check feature, hence it is highlighted.

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  • 9. 

    To quickly move the cursor 3 inches to the right in your document so that you can enter data, you should:

    • A.

      Use the space bar.

    • B.

      Use the one-half inch preset tab stops.

    • C.

      Use the End key.

    • D.

      Set a tab stop at 3 inches.

    Correct Answer
    D. Set a tab stop at 3 inches.
    Explanation
    Setting a tab stop at 3 inches allows you to quickly move the cursor to that specific position in the document. This means that when you press the Tab key, the cursor will automatically jump to the set tab stop at 3 inches, allowing you to easily enter data without having to manually move the cursor using the space bar or other methods.

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  • 10. 

    Which word processing feature allows text to remain in the old position and also be duplicated to a new position in a document?

    • A.

      Copy and paste.

    • B.

      Format

    • C.

      Move

    • D.

      Cut and paste

    Correct Answer
    A. Copy and paste.
    Explanation
    The copy and paste feature in word processing allows text to be duplicated to a new position in a document while still remaining in its original position. This feature is commonly used to quickly duplicate or move text within a document without the need for retyping or rewriting. It is a convenient and efficient way to manipulate and organize text in a document.

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  • 11. 

    Text formatting that aligns the first line of a paragraph at the left margin, but the remaining lines are indented is known as:

    • A.

      First line indent.

    • B.

      Hanging indent.

    • C.

      Horizonally centered.

    • D.

      Left aligned text.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hanging indent.
    Explanation
    Hanging indent is a text formatting style where the first line of a paragraph starts at the left margin, while the remaining lines are indented. This style is commonly used in bibliographies, references, and citations to make the text more organized and visually appealing. It helps to differentiate between the beginning of a new paragraph and subsequent lines within the same paragraph.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following features is NOT an editing feature?

    • A.

      Cut

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Save

    • D.

      Paste

    Correct Answer
    C. Save
    Explanation
    Save is not an editing feature because it does not involve modifying or manipulating the content of a document. Save is used to store the changes made to a file and preserve them for future use. Editing features such as cut, copy, and paste, on the other hand, are used to modify and rearrange the content within a document.

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  • 13. 

    The purpose of a tab is to:

    • A.

      Adjust the spacing between characters.

    • B.

      Align text in columns and to indent lines of text.

    • C.

      Align text at the left margin.

    • D.

      Set the right margin.

    Correct Answer
    B. Align text in columns and to indent lines of text.
    Explanation
    Tabs are used to align text in columns and indent lines of text. They are commonly used in word processing and document editing software to create organized and visually appealing layouts. By setting tabs, users can ensure that text lines up neatly in columns, making it easier to read and understand. Additionally, tabs can be used to indent lines of text, creating a clear visual hierarchy and distinguishing different levels of information or paragraphs.

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  • 14. 

    The CUT command differs from the COPY command because the highlighted text is:

    • A.

      Duplicated

    • B.

      Erased from its old position.

    • C.

      Replaced with a synonym.

    • D.

      Formatted.

    Correct Answer
    B. Erased from its old position.
    Explanation
    The CUT command differs from the COPY command because when using the CUT command, the highlighted text is erased from its original position. This means that the text is removed from its original location and can be pasted elsewhere, while with the COPY command, the text is duplicated and remains in its original position.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following statements about character formatting is true?

    • A.

      Character formatting refers to the appearance of text on the page

    • B.

      Character formatting refers to changing the default side margins

    • C.

      Headers and footers are examples of character formatting

    • D.

      Printing is an example fo character formatting

    Correct Answer
    A. Character formatting refers to the appearance of text on the page
    Explanation
    Character formatting refers to the appearance of text on the page, such as changing the font, size, color, or style of the text. It does not refer to changing the default side margins or including headers and footers. Printing is not an example of character formatting, as it refers to the act of producing a physical copy of the document.

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  • 16. 

    When a line gets too long and the extra words are moved automatically to the next line as you key, this is known as:

    • A.

      Wordiness

    • B.

      Page format

    • C.

      Page layout.

    • D.

      Word wrap.

    Correct Answer
    D. Word wrap.
    Explanation
    Word wrap is the correct answer because it refers to the automatic movement of extra words to the next line when a line becomes too long. This feature is commonly found in word processing programs and text editors to ensure that text remains within the boundaries of the document or screen. Wordiness refers to the excessive use of words, while page format and page layout are more related to the overall design and arrangement of content on a page.

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  • 17. 

    One of the major advantages of word processing is the ability to:

    • A.

      Edit documents.

    • B.

      Exit quickly.

    • C.

      Read documents.

    • D.

      Send documents.

    Correct Answer
    A. Edit documents.
    Explanation
    Word processing software allows users to easily edit and modify documents. This includes making changes to the text, formatting, layout, and overall structure of the document. With word processing, users can insert, delete, or move text, as well as apply various formatting options such as font styles, sizes, and colors. Additionally, word processing tools provide features like spell check, grammar check, and the ability to track changes, making it easier for users to review and revise their documents. Overall, the ability to edit documents is a key advantage of word processing.

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  • 18. 

    The character formatting feature that evenly slants text to the right is known as:

    • A.

      Boldface

    • B.

      Italics

    • C.

      Capitalizing

    • D.

      Underlining

    Correct Answer
    B. Italics
    Explanation
    Italics is the correct answer because it refers to the character formatting feature that slants text to the right. It is commonly used to emphasize words or phrases in a document. Boldface, capitalizing, and underlining are not correct answers as they do not describe the feature of slanting text.

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  • 19. 

    The character formatting feature that darkens the appearance of text is called:

    • A.

      Boldface

    • B.

      Italics

    • C.

      Small caps.

    • D.

      Underlining.

    Correct Answer
    A. Boldface
    Explanation
    Boldface is the character formatting feature that darkens the appearance of text. It is used to make text appear darker and bolder, emphasizing it within a document or piece of writing. By applying boldface to text, the characters become thicker and more prominent, making them stand out from the surrounding text. This formatting option is commonly used for headings, titles, or important information that needs to be emphasized.

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  • 20. 

    The word processing feature that forces every line to end evenly at the right margin is called:

    • A.

      Right justification

    • B.

      Left justification.

    • C.

      Centering

    • D.

      Left margin.

    Correct Answer
    A. Right justification
    Explanation
    Right justification is the correct answer because it refers to the word processing feature that aligns each line of text evenly at the right margin. This means that the text will have a straight right edge, creating a neat and professional appearance. Left justification, on the other hand, aligns text evenly at the left margin, while centering aligns text in the center of the page. The left margin refers to the distance between the left edge of the page and the start of the text.

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  • 21. 

    A type design for an entire set of characters is called a:

    • A.

      Point

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Font

    • D.

      Text

    Correct Answer
    C. Font
    Explanation
    A type design for an entire set of characters is called a font. Fonts consist of various styles, sizes, and weights of characters that are used to display text in a visually appealing and consistent manner. They can be customized and selected to enhance the readability and aesthetics of written content in various mediums such as print, digital, and web design. Fonts play a crucial role in typography and graphic design, allowing designers to convey specific moods, messages, and brand identities through their choice of typefaces.

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  • 22. 

    The page margins of a document refer to the:

    • A.

      Header on each page.

    • B.

      Page orientation.

    • C.

      Portrait orientation.

    • D.

      White space surrounding the page.

    Correct Answer
    D. White space surrounding the page.
    Explanation
    The page margins of a document refer to the white space surrounding the page. Margins are the empty areas on the top, bottom, left, and right sides of a page that separate the content from the edges. These margins provide a visual buffer and help maintain readability and aesthetic appeal in the document. They also serve as a practical space for binding, annotations, or notes. The other options mentioned, such as the header on each page, page orientation, and portrait orientation, do not accurately describe the concept of page margins.

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  • 23. 

    Line spacing refers to the:

    • A.

      Vertical spacing between lines of text.

    • B.

      Horixontal spacing between words.

    • C.

      Horizontal spacing between characters

    • D.

      Top and bottom margins.

    Correct Answer
    A. Vertical spacing between lines of text.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vertical spacing between lines of text. Line spacing refers to the amount of space between each line of text in a document. It determines the distance between the baseline of one line of text and the baseline of the line above or below it. Increasing the line spacing can make text easier to read and improve legibility, while decreasing it can fit more text on a page. Horizontal spacing between words and characters, as well as top and bottom margins, are not specifically related to line spacing.

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