MS Word Shortcut Keys Quiz

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Do you know about the short keys used in MS Word and Office? Take this MS Word shortcut keys quiz to check how much you know about it. If you are using a computer and MS Office, you must be aware of all the shortcuts. Go for this quiz, and check out your score. Your score will reveal how much you know and how much you need to learn. All the best! Do share it with others who wish to test their knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Shortcut to create a new document is ______ .

    • A.

      Ctrl + F

    • B.

      Ctrl + N

    • C.

      Ctrl + O

    • D.

      All Of Above

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + N
    Explanation
    The shortcut to create a new document is Ctrl + N. This keyboard combination is commonly used in various software applications to quickly open a new blank document or file. By pressing Ctrl + N, users can save time and avoid the need to manually navigate through menus or options to create a new document.

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  • 2. 

    Shortcut to open a document is ______ 

    • A.

      Ctrl + N

    • B.

      Ctrl + S

    • C.

      Ctrl + O

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + O
    Explanation
    The shortcut to open a document is Ctrl + O. This combination of keys is commonly used in various software applications to quickly access the "Open" command, allowing users to select and open a file or document from their computer.

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  • 3. 

    Shortcut to close a document is ______

    • A.

      Alt + F4

    • B.

      Ctrl + C

    • C.

      Ctrl + W

    • D.

      Ctrl + Q

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + W
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl + W is a shortcut to close a document. This combination of keys is commonly used in many applications to quickly close the active window or tab. It is a convenient way to save time and streamline the workflow by avoiding the need to manually click on the close button or navigate through menus to close a document.

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  • 4. 

    What is the accurate combination of keys to save a document?

    • A.

      Ctrl + S

    • B.

      Ctrl + F

    • C.

      Alt + F + A

    • D.

      Alt + S

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + S
    Explanation
    The accurate combination of keys to save a document is Ctrl + S. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used in many software applications to quickly save a document. By pressing the Ctrl key and the S key simultaneously, the user can save their work without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. It is a widely known and efficient way to save documents.

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  • 5. 

    Shortcut to quit Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access, Excel, etc. is ______?

    • A.

      Ctrl + W

    • B.

      Ctrl + Q

    • C.

      Alt + F4

    • D.

      Alt + Q

    Correct Answer
    C. Alt + F4
    Explanation
    Pressing Alt + F4 is a shortcut to quit Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access, Excel, etc. This combination of keys triggers the close command, allowing the user to exit the program quickly. It is a commonly used shortcut for closing windows and applications in various operating systems.

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  • 6. 

    What is the correct combination of keys to find text on a document?

    • A.

      Alt + F

    • B.

      Ctrl + T

    • C.

      Ctrl + F

    • D.

      Ctrl + H

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + F
    Explanation
    The correct combination of keys to find text on a document is Ctrl + F. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used in various applications and web browsers to open the "Find" function, allowing users to search for specific words or phrases within the document. By pressing Ctrl + F, a search box or dialog box will appear, where users can enter the desired text and navigate through the document to locate all occurrences of the searched term.

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  • 7. 

    What is the shortcut to replace text in a document?

    • A.

      Ctrl + R

    • B.

      Alt + R

    • C.

      Ctrl + H

    • D.

      All Of Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + H
    Explanation
    Ctrl + H is the shortcut to replace text in a document. This shortcut is commonly used in various text editing software and word processors. By pressing Ctrl + H, users can open the Find and Replace dialog box, where they can search for specific text and replace it with new text. This shortcut saves time and effort by allowing users to quickly make changes to their documents without manually searching and replacing each occurrence of the text.

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  • 8. 

    Which combination of keys is used as a shortcut to go to a page?

    • A.

      Alt + G

    • B.

      Ctrl + G

    • C.

      Ctrl + F

    • D.

      All Of Above

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + G
    Explanation
    Ctrl + G is the correct answer because it is a commonly used shortcut to go to a page. When pressed, it typically activates the "Go to" function, allowing the user to enter a specific page number or navigate to a specific location within a document or webpage. This shortcut is widely supported in various applications and web browsers, making it a convenient and efficient way to quickly navigate through content.

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  • 9. 

    Shortcut to undo an action is _______

    • A.

      Ctrl + A

    • B.

      Ctrl + Z

    • C.

      Ctrl + Esc

    • D.

      Ctrl + U

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + Z
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl + Z is a shortcut to undo an action in most computer programs. This command allows users to revert back to the previous state before the action was performed. It is a widely used and intuitive shortcut that can save time and prevent mistakes from becoming permanent.

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  • 10. 

    Shortcut for redo action is _____

    • A.

      Ctrl + R

    • B.

      Ctrl + U

    • C.

      Ctrl + Y

    • D.

      Ctrl + Delete

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + Y
    Explanation
    The shortcut for redo action is Ctrl + Y. This combination of keys allows the user to quickly redo or repeat the previous action that was undone using the undo command. This shortcut is commonly used in various software applications to efficiently navigate through the editing process and quickly restore changes that were previously reverted.

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  • 11. 

    What is the shortcut for changing the font?

    • A.

      Ctrl + F

    • B.

      Alt + Ctrl + F

    • C.

      Shift + Alt + F

    • D.

      Ctrl + Shift + F

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl + Shift + F
    Explanation
    Ctrl + Shift + F is the correct shortcut for changing the font. This combination of keys is commonly used in various software applications to open the font settings or formatting options. By pressing Ctrl + Shift + F, users can quickly access the font menu and make changes to the font type, size, style, or other formatting settings.

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  • 12. 

    By which shortcut can we change the size of the font?

    • A.

      Ctrl + Shift + C

    • B.

      Ctrl + H

    • C.

      Ctrl + Shift + P

    • D.

      Ctrl + Alt + C

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + Shift + P
    Explanation
    Ctrl + Shift + P is the correct shortcut to change the size of the font. This combination of keys is commonly used in many applications to increase or decrease the font size. It is a convenient and efficient way to adjust the appearance of the text without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse.

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  • 13. 

    By which shortcut can we increase the font size of the selected text?

    • A.

      Ctrl + Up Arrow

    • B.

      Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow

    • C.

      Ctrl + Shift + >

    • D.

      Ctrl + >

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + Shift + >
    Explanation
    The shortcut Ctrl + Shift + > can be used to increase the font size of the selected text.

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  • 14. 

    What is the correct combination of keys to decrease the font size of selected text?

    • A.

      Ctrl + Down Arrow

    • B.

      Ctrl + <

    • C.

      Ctrl + Shift + <

    • D.

      Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + Shift + <
    Explanation
    The correct combination of keys to decrease the font size of selected text is Ctrl + Shift + -. This combination of keys is commonly used in many text editing programs and word processors to decrease the font size of selected text. By pressing Ctrl + Shift + -, the selected text will be reduced in size, making it smaller.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following shortcut keys is used to check spelling?

    • A.

      F3

    • B.

      F11

    • C.

      F5

    • D.

      F7

    Correct Answer
    D. F7
    Explanation
    F7 is the correct shortcut key used to check the spelling in various applications such as Microsoft Word. When pressed, it runs a spell check on the selected text or the entire document, highlighting any misspelled words and providing suggestions for corrections. This shortcut key is commonly used to ensure the accuracy of written content and to make necessary corrections before finalizing a document.

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  • 16. 

    What is the shortcut key you can press to create a copyright symbol?

    • A.

      Alt+0169 or Option+g

    • B.

      Ctrl + C

    • C.

      Alt + C

    • D.

      Alt+Ctrl+C

    Correct Answer
    A. Alt+0169 or Option+g
    Explanation
    The shortcut key to create a copyright symbol (©) varies depending on the operating system:
    On Windows:
    Hold down the Alt key and type 0169 on the numeric keypad. Make sure Num Lock is turned on.
    Release the Alt key after typing the numbers to insert the © symbol.
    On Mac:
    Hold down the Option key and press g. This will insert the © symbol wherever your cursor is located.

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  • 17. 

    The keystrokes Ctrl + I are used to

    • A.

      Increase font size

    • B.

      Insert a line break.

    • C.

      Applies italic format to selected text

    • D.

      Indicate the text should be bold

    Correct Answer
    C. Applies italic format to selected text
    Explanation
    The keystrokes Ctrl + I are used to apply italic format to the selected text.

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  • 18. 

    The key F12 opens a

    • A.

      Save As dialog box

    • B.

      Open dialog box

    • C.

      Close dialog box

    • D.

      Save dialog

    Correct Answer
    A. Save As dialog box
    Explanation
    The key F12 is commonly used as a shortcut to open the "Save As" dialog box. This dialog box allows the user to specify a new file name, location, and format for saving a file. It is often used when the user wants to save a copy of the current file with a different name or in a different location.

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  • 19. 

    How can you make the selected character superscripted?

    • A.

      Ctrl + Shift + +

    • B.

      Ctrl + =

    • C.

      Alt + Ctrl + Shift + =

    • D.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + Shift + +
    Explanation
    To make the selected character superscripted, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Plus Sign. This combination of keys will apply the superscript formatting to the selected character, making it appear slightly above the normal text line.

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  • 20. 

    What does Ctrl + = key effect?

    • A.

      All Caps

    • B.

      Shadow

    • C.

      Superscript

    • D.

      Subscript

    Correct Answer
    D. Subscript
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl + = key in most applications will apply the subscript formatting to the selected text or the text that follows the cursor. Subscript is a formatting option where the selected text appears slightly below the normal line of text. It is commonly used in mathematical equations, chemical formulas, and footnotes to denote a smaller or lower value.

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  • 21. 

    How can you increase the font size of selected text by one point every time?

    • A.

      By pressing Ctrl + }

    • B.

      By pressing Ctrl + {

    • C.

      By pressing Ctrl + [

    • D.

      By pressing Ctrl + ]

    Correct Answer
    D. By pressing Ctrl + ]
    Explanation
    By pressing Ctrl + ], you can increase the font size of selected text by one point every time. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used in many text editing and word processing software programs to quickly and easily adjust the size of the selected text.

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  • 22. 

    To move the cursor from page to page of the document.

    • A.

      Ctrl+PgUp

    • B.

      Ctrl+PgDn

    • C.

      Both of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above
    Explanation
    Both Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn are keyboard shortcuts that allow the user to move the cursor page by page in a document. Ctrl+PgUp moves the cursor to the previous page, while Ctrl+PgDn moves the cursor to the next page. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both of the above" as both shortcuts can be used to navigate through the pages of a document.

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  • 23. 

    What is the keyboard shortcut (button or buttons to be pressed) for creating a chart from the selected cells?

    • A.

      F3

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F7

    • D.

      F11

    Correct Answer
    D. F11
    Explanation
    Pressing the F11 key on the keyboard creates a chart from the selected cells. This shortcut allows users to quickly generate a chart without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. It provides a convenient and efficient way to visualize data in a graphical format.

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  • 24. 

    What is the function of Ctrl + B in MS Word?

    • A.

      It converts selected text into the next larger size of the same font.

    • B.

      It adds a line break to the document.

    • C.

      It makes the selected text bold.

    • D.

      It applies Italic formatting to the selected text.

    Correct Answer
    C. It makes the selected text bold.
    Explanation
    Ctrl + B is a keyboard shortcut in MS Word that is used to make the selected text bold. This formatting option is commonly used to emphasize or highlight important information in a document. By pressing Ctrl + B, the selected text will appear in a thicker or darker font, making it stand out from the rest of the text.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following shortcut keys is used to check to spell?

    • A.

      F3

    • B.

      F11

    • C.

      F5

    • D.

      F7

    Correct Answer
    D. F7
    Explanation
    F7 is the correct shortcut key used to check spelling. When pressed, it activates the spell-check feature in various applications such as Microsoft Word. This feature helps to identify and correct any spelling errors in the document. By using F7, users can quickly review and correct any misspelled words, ensuring that their written content is error-free.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS (Computer Science) |
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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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