PowerPoint Quiz: How Much You Know About MS Powerpoint?

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PowerPoint Quiz: How Much You Know About MS Powerpoint? - Quiz

Welcome to the MS PowerPoint Quiz! Think you know everything about creating stunning presentations? This quiz will test your knowledge of MS PowerPoint, the powerful presentation software. From mastering slide transitions to utilizing multimedia elements, this quiz will challenge your understanding of PowerPoint's features and functionalities. Whether you're a seasoned presenter or just getting started, this quiz is designed to help you assess your knowledge and discover new tips and tricks. Let's dive in and see how much you truly know about MS PowerPoint! If you like this quiz, share it with your friends. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A symbol such as a heavy dot or another character that precedes text in a presentation is called a(n) ____.

    • A.

      Asterisk

    • B.

      Bullet

    • C.

      List

    • D.

      Text slide

    Correct Answer
    B. Bullet
    Explanation
    A symbol such as a heavy dot or another character that precedes text in a presentation is called a bullet.

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  • 2. 

    A slide that consists of more than one level of bulleted text is called a ____ bulleted list slide.

    • A.

      Extra-level

    • B.

      Many-level

    • C.

      Multi-level

    • D.

      Super-level

    Correct Answer
    C. Multi-level
    Explanation
    A slide that consists of more than one level of bulleted text is called a multi-level bulleted list slide. This type of slide allows for hierarchically organized information, with different levels of indentation representing different levels of importance or subtopics. It helps to present complex information in a structured and easily understandable way.

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  • 3. 

    The ____ rule states that each slide should have ample space to rest the eyes.

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Rule of Thumb

    • C.

      Rule of Thunder

    • D.

      Rule of Thor

    Correct Answer
    A. Rule of Thirds
    Explanation
    The Rule of Thirds states that each slide should have ample space to rest the eyes. This rule, a principle in photography and design, suggests dividing an image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines. The four points where the lines intersect are considered to be the most visually appealing areas to place the main elements of the composition. This rule helps create balance and visual interest in the image by avoiding placing the subject in the center and instead allowing ample space for the eyes to rest.

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  • 4. 

    To print a presentation using shortcut keys, press ____.

    • A.

      ALT+TAB

    • B.

      CTRL+P

    • C.

      ALT+P

    • D.

      TAB+P

    Correct Answer
    B. CTRL+P
    Explanation
    To print a presentation using shortcut keys, you need to press CTRL+P. This is a commonly used shortcut in many applications to quickly open the print dialog box. By pressing these keys simultaneously, you can easily access the print settings and options without having to go through the menu.

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  • 5. 

    To start PowerPoint, click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, point to Programs, and then select ____.

    • A.

      Accessories

    • B.

      Microsoft Office Tools

    • C.

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • D.

      Start PowerPoint

    Correct Answer
    C. Microsoft PowerPoint
    Explanation
    To start PowerPoint, you need to click on the Start button on the Windows taskbar. Then, point to Programs and select Microsoft PowerPoint. This will open the PowerPoint application and allow you to create and edit presentations. The other options listed (accessories, Microsoft Office Tools, start PowerPoint) are not the correct choices as they do not directly open the PowerPoint program.

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  • 6. 

    A ____ ends all slide shows unless the option setting is deselected.

    • A.

      Blue slide

    • B.

      Black slide

    • C.

      Blank slide

    • D.

      Closing slide

    Correct Answer
    B. Black slide
    Explanation
    A black slide is used to end all slide shows unless the option setting is deselected. This means that when a black slide appears, it indicates that the slide show has reached its end. If the option setting is not deselected, the black slide will automatically be displayed as the final slide.

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  • 7. 

    A separate window within the application that provides a list of commonly used commands is called a ____.

    • A.

      Common commands pane

    • B.

      Move handle

    • C.

      Task pane

    • D.

      Viewer

    Correct Answer
    C. Task pane
    Explanation
    A task pane is a separate window within an application that provides a list of commonly used commands. It allows users to easily access and execute frequently used functions without having to navigate through menus or memorize shortcuts. This feature enhances user productivity and efficiency by providing quick access to commonly performed tasks.

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  • 8. 

    When you drag the scroll box, the ____ displays the number and title of the slide you are about to display.

    • A.

      Next slide button

    • B.

      Status bar

    • C.

      Slide indicator

    • D.

      Zoom box arrow

    Correct Answer
    C. Slide indicator
    Explanation
    When you drag the scroll box, the slide indicator displays the number and title of the slide you are about to display. This allows you to easily keep track of the slide you are currently on and the slide you are about to navigate to. The slide indicator is a helpful tool for quickly navigating through a presentation and ensuring that you are on the correct slide.

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  • 9. 

    To maintain balance and simplicity in your presentation, designers recommend using a maximum of ____ fonts and two font styles or effects.

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    Designers recommend using a maximum of two fonts and two font styles or effects to maintain balance and simplicity in a presentation. Using too many fonts can make the design cluttered and confusing, while limiting the number of fonts creates a cohesive and visually appealing look. By sticking to two fonts and a limited number of styles or effects, the presentation remains consistent and easy to read, ensuring that the audience can focus on the content rather than being distracted by excessive design elements.

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  • 10. 

    You will use ____ when making a presentation.

    • A.

      PowerPoint viewer

    • B.

      Scroll bars

    • C.

      Slide show view

    • D.

      Voice commands

    Correct Answer
    C. Slide show view
    Explanation
    When making a presentation, you will use the slide show view. This view allows you to present your slides in a full-screen mode, providing a clear and focused display for your audience. It enables you to navigate through your slides, view them in a sequential order, and utilize various presentation tools such as animations, transitions, and speaker notes. The slide show view is specifically designed to enhance the delivery and effectiveness of your presentation.

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  • 11. 

    To access the PowerPoint Help system using the keyboard, press ____.

    • A.

      ALT+TAB

    • B.

      CTRL+H

    • C.

      ESC

    • D.

      F1

    Correct Answer
    D. F1
    Explanation
    To access the PowerPoint Help system using the keyboard, press F1. The F1 key is commonly used as a shortcut key to access the Help system in various software applications, including PowerPoint. Pressing F1 will open the Help system, allowing users to search for assistance or information on how to use different features and functions in PowerPoint.

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  • 12. 

    A(n) ____ is the basic unit of a PowerPoint presentation.

    • A.

      Object

    • B.

      Placeholder

    • C.

      Slide

    • D.

      Task pane

    Correct Answer
    C. Slide
    Explanation
    A slide is the basic unit of a PowerPoint presentation. It is a single page that contains content such as text, images, charts, and multimedia. Slides are used to convey information and present ideas in a visual and organized manner. They can be customized with different layouts, themes, and transitions to enhance the overall presentation. A PowerPoint presentation typically consists of multiple slides that are displayed sequentially to deliver a comprehensive message or story.

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  • 13. 

    To start a slide show using the keyboard, press ____.

    • A.

      CTRL+S

    • B.

      CTRL+ENTER

    • C.

      F4

    • D.

      F5

    Correct Answer
    D. F5
    Explanation
    To start a slide show using the keyboard, you need to press the F5 key. This key is commonly used in presentation software such as PowerPoint to begin a slideshow. Pressing F5 will initiate the presentation mode and display your slides in full screen, allowing you to navigate through them using the keyboard or mouse.

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  • 14. 

    Underline, shadow, emboss, superscript, and subscript are all examples of text ____.

    • A.

      Colors

    • B.

      Effects

    • C.

      Fonts

    • D.

      Styles

    Correct Answer
    B. Effects
    Explanation
    Underline, shadow, emboss, superscript, and subscript are all examples of text effects. These are formatting options that can be applied to text to enhance its appearance or convey a specific meaning. Text effects are used to make the text stand out, add emphasis, or give it a three-dimensional look.

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  • 15. 

    The best way to get a slide show to stop is to:

    • A.

      Click STOP button

    • B.

      Exit PowerPoint

    • C.

      Press ESC

    • D.

      Tell the computer to STOP.

    Correct Answer
    C. Press ESC
    Explanation
    Pressing the ESC key is the best way to stop a slide show in PowerPoint. This key is commonly used as a shortcut to exit or cancel various functions in computer programs. In PowerPoint, pressing ESC will immediately stop the slide show and return the user to the normal editing view. This is a quick and convenient method to halt the presentation without having to navigate through menus or buttons.

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  • 16. 

    It is a collection of data and information that is to be delivered to a specific audience. 

    • A.

      A presentation

    • B.

      Effective presentation

    • C.

      PowerPoint presentation

    • D.

      Slideshow presentation

    Correct Answer
    A. A presentation
    Explanation
    A presentation is a method of delivering data and information to a specific audience. It typically involves using visual aids, such as slides or a slideshow, to convey the information effectively. This can be done through various tools, including PowerPoint. The purpose of a presentation is to engage and inform the audience, making it an effective way to share information in a structured and organized manner.

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  • 17. 

    It is a collection of electronic slides that can have text, pictures, graphics, tables, sound, and video. This collection can run automatically or can be controlled by a presenter.

    • A.

      Controlled presentation

    • B.

      Effective presentation

    • C.

      Oral Presentation

    • D.

      PowerPoint presentation

    Correct Answer
    D. PowerPoint presentation
    Explanation
    A PowerPoint presentation is a collection of electronic slides that can contain various types of content such as text, pictures, graphics, tables, sound, and video. It is designed to be used for controlled presentations, where the presenter can navigate through the slides manually or set them to run automatically. PowerPoint presentations are commonly used for delivering information in a visually appealing and organized manner, making them an effective tool for presenting ideas, data, or concepts.

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  • 18. 

    This button allows you to create a new presentation, open an existing presentation, save and save as, print, send, or close.

    • A.

      Microsoft Office button

    • B.

      New button

    • C.

      Open button

    • D.

      PowerPoint button

    Correct Answer
    A. Microsoft Office button
    Explanation
    The Microsoft Office button is the correct answer because it allows users to perform various actions related to creating, opening, saving, printing, sending, or closing presentations in PowerPoint. This button serves as a central hub for accessing different functions and features within the software.

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  • 19. 

    These are design templates that can be applied to an entire presentation that, allows for consistency throughout the presentation. 

    • A.

      Designs

    • B.

      Styles

    • C.

      Themes

    • D.

      Templates

    Correct Answer
    C. Themes
    Explanation
    Themes are design templates that can be applied to an entire presentation, ensuring consistency in the design elements throughout. They provide a cohesive look and feel to the presentation by defining fonts, colors, backgrounds, and other visual elements. By using themes, presenters can easily apply a consistent design to all slides, saving time and effort in formatting each slide individually.

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  • 20. 

    These are effects that are in place when you switch from one slide to the next. 

    • A.

      Animations

    • B.

      Designs

    • C.

      Effects

    • D.

      Transitions

    Correct Answer
    D. Transitions
    Explanation
    Transitions refer to the effects that occur when switching from one slide to the next in a presentation. They can include various visual elements such as fade-ins, slide-ins, or other animations that add movement and visual interest to the presentation. Transitions help to create a smooth flow between slides and enhance the overall design and visual appeal of the presentation.

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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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