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  • 1. 

    How do you open a program such a microsoft word when there are no icons on the desktop?

    • A.

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons.

    • B.

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

    • C.

      Use a keyboard command.

    • D.

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop.

    • E.

      Restart the computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Click the start button and select the program from the menu.
    Explanation
    To open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop, you can click the start button located on the bottom left corner of the screen. This will open the start menu from where you can select the desired program.

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  • 2. 

    What are these examples of? -Printer -Mouse -Moniter -Keyboard -Scanner

    Correct Answer
    Hardware
    hard ware
    Hard ware
    Explanation
    The given examples, such as printer, mouse, monitor, keyboard, and scanner, all belong to the category of hardware. Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be touched and manipulated, unlike software which consists of programs and data. The variations in capitalization (hard ware, Hard ware) do not change the meaning and still refer to the same category.

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  • 3. 

    1,000 megabytes =

    • A.

      1,000 gigibytes

    • B.

      1 gigibyte

    • C.

      1,000 kilobytes

    • D.

      1 gigabyte

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 gigabyte
    Explanation
    1,000 megabytes is equal to 1 gigabyte.

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  • 4. 

    1,000 kilobytes =

    • A.

      1 byte

    • B.

      1,000 gigabytes

    • C.

      1 megabytes

    • D.

      1,000 megabytes

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 megabytes
    Explanation
    The question asks for the equivalent of 1,000 kilobytes. Since there are 1,000 kilobytes in 1 megabyte, the correct answer is 1 megabyte.

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  • 5. 

    How many bits to make a byte?

    • A.

      8 bits

    • B.

      14 bits

    • C.

      5 bits

    • D.

      7 bits

    • E.

      10 bits

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 bits
    Explanation
    A byte is a unit of digital information that consists of 8 bits. Each bit represents a binary digit, either a 0 or a 1. Therefore, to make a byte, you need 8 bits.

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  • 6. 

    What is the Binary Code?

    • A.

      2 and 3

    • B.

      4 and 5

    • C.

      77 and 99

    • D.

      6 and 7

    • E.

      0 and 1

    Correct Answer
    E. 0 and 1
    Explanation
    Binary code is a coding system that uses only two digits, 0 and 1, to represent information. In this system, each digit is called a bit, and the combination of bits represents different values. The correct answer, 0 and 1, represents the two digits used in binary code.

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  • 7. 

    An operating system is _______.

    • A.

      Integrated Software

    • B.

      Application Software

    • C.

      System Software

    Correct Answer
    C. System Software
    Explanation
    An operating system is classified as system software because it is responsible for managing and controlling the computer hardware and software resources. It provides a platform for other software applications to run on and facilitates communication between the hardware and the user. System software includes the operating system, device drivers, and utility programs that help in the smooth functioning of the computer system.

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  • 8. 

    Which one is both an input and output device?

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Modem

    Correct Answer
    D. Modem
    Explanation
    A modem is both an input and output device because it receives data from a network (input) and sends data to the network (output). It acts as a bridge between the computer and the network, allowing the computer to connect to the internet or other networks. The modem receives signals from the network and converts them into a form that the computer can understand (input), and it also converts data from the computer into signals that can be transmitted over the network (output). Therefore, a modem serves the dual purpose of both input and output device.

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  • 9. 

    What is not an example of Windows Operating System?

    • A.

      XP

    • B.

      Vista

    • C.

      MAC OS

    • D.

      Windows 98

    • E.

      Lynux Red Hat

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. MAC OS
    E. Lynux Red Hat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is MAC OS, Linux Red Hat. This is because MAC OS is a different operating system developed by Apple, while Linux Red Hat is a distribution of the Linux operating system. Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 98 are all examples of Windows operating systems.

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  • 10. 

    A software is a __________

    • A.

      Sets instructions

    • B.

      Computer program

    • C.

      Works with operating system

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A software is a combination of computer programs that are designed to perform specific tasks or functions. It consists of sets of instructions that are executed by a computer system. Additionally, software works with the operating system to provide a platform for the programs to run on. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as it encompasses all the given options.

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  • 11. 

    Check the file extensions indicate only graphics files.

    • A.

      Bmp

    • B.

      Jpg

    • C.

      Ppt

    • D.

      Gif

    • E.

      Xls

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bmp
    B. Jpg
    D. Gif
    Explanation
    The file extensions bmp, jpg, and gif are commonly used for graphics files. These extensions indicate that the files are in formats specifically designed for storing and displaying images. The extensions ppt and xls, on the other hand, are typically used for PowerPoint and Excel files respectively, which are not graphics files. Therefore, the correct answer includes only bmp, jpg, and gif as these are the file extensions that indicate graphics files.

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  • 12. 

    How could you adjust the monitor's screen resolution(so the icons are smaller and you can fit more on your screen)?

    • A.

      Click the 'Start' menu then run. Type 'Screen Resolution' into the command line.

    • B.

      This cannot be done. A monitor's resolution is fixed.

    • C.

      Right-click the mouse on the desktop, then go to 'Properties' then the 'Settings' tab

    • D.

      Adjust the scroll wheel on your monitor till its the right size

    Correct Answer
    C. Right-click the mouse on the desktop, then go to 'Properties' then the 'Settings' tab
    Explanation
    To adjust the monitor's screen resolution, you need to right-click on the desktop and select 'Properties'. Then, go to the 'Settings' tab, where you can modify the screen resolution settings. This will allow you to make the icons smaller and fit more on your screen.

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  • 13. 

    Right-Clicking the mouse while hovering over the desktop will give you the option to...

    • A.

      Launch programs like Word and Notepad

    • B.

      Arrange the desktop icons by size, type, name, etc

    • C.

      Reboot the computer

    • D.

      Change the computer's clock

    Correct Answer
    B. Arrange the desktop icons by size, type, name, etc
    Explanation
    Right-clicking the mouse while hovering over the desktop allows you to access the context menu, which provides various options for managing the desktop. One of these options is to arrange the desktop icons by size, type, name, etc. This means that you can easily organize and sort the icons on your desktop based on your preferred criteria, making it more convenient to locate and access specific files or programs.

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  • 14. 

    Which is NOT a method of adding a bookmark in Internet Explorer?

    • A.

      Clicking 'Favorites' then 'Add to Favorites

    • B.

      Clicking the Star Icon below the address bar

    • C.

      Clicking 'File' then 'Save as'

    • D.

      Right-Click the mouse and select 'Add to Favorites'

    Correct Answer
    C. Clicking 'File' then 'Save as'
    Explanation
    Clicking 'File' then 'Save as' is not a method of adding a bookmark in Internet Explorer. This option is used to save a webpage as a file on the computer, rather than adding it as a bookmark for easy access. The other three options mentioned are valid methods of adding a bookmark in Internet Explorer.

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  • 15. 

    How can you resize a window to whatever size you want?

    • A.

      Clicking the '_' icon on the top right of the window

    • B.

      By going to 'Window' then 'Resize'

    • C.

      You cannot make it any size you want, only full-screen or minimized

    • D.

      By clicking and dragging on the bottom right corner of the window

    Correct Answer
    D. By clicking and dragging on the bottom right corner of the window
    Explanation
    By clicking and dragging on the bottom right corner of the window, you can resize it to whatever size you want. This allows you to adjust the window dimensions according to your preference and make it smaller or larger as desired.

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  • 16. 

    What does the 'Reply-All' button in Email do?

    • A.

      It will send an email to all of the recipients of the original message

    • B.

      It will send all of the message to the original sender

    • C.

      It will send an email to everyone in your address book

    Correct Answer
    A. It will send an email to all of the recipients of the original message
    Explanation
    The 'Reply-All' button in Email allows the sender to respond to the original message and include all of the recipients of the original message in the response. This means that when the sender clicks on the 'Reply-All' button, the email will be sent to everyone who received the original message, allowing for a group conversation or discussion. It is a convenient way to involve all relevant parties in the email thread.

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  • 17. 

    How do you cancel something you sent to the printer?

    • A.

      Close the document you wanted to print

    • B.

      Open the printer queue on the bottom right taskbar and cancel the job

    • C.

      Unplug the printer

    • D.

      Open the print dialog box in Word and click the 'Stop' button

    Correct Answer
    B. Open the printer queue on the bottom right taskbar and cancel the job
    Explanation
    To cancel something you sent to the printer, you need to open the printer queue on the bottom right taskbar and cancel the job. The printer queue is a list of print jobs that are waiting to be printed. By accessing the printer queue and canceling the specific job, you can prevent it from being printed. This allows you to stop the printing process and avoid unnecessary printouts.

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  • 18. 

    Which programs are Web Browsers?

    • A.

      Internet explorer, mozilla firefox

    • B.

      Microsoft word, adobe reader

    • C.

      Java, microsoft outlook

    • D.

      My documents, email

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet explorer, mozilla firefox
    Explanation
    Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are web browsers because they are specifically designed to access and display websites on the internet. They provide users with a graphical interface to navigate through web pages, view multimedia content, and interact with websites. On the other hand, Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, Java, Microsoft Outlook, My Documents, and Email are not web browsers. They are different software programs used for word processing, document viewing, programming, email communication, and file management purposes.

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  • 19. 

    Which answer does NOT open a new tab in Internet Explorer?

    • A.

      Click 'File' then 'New Tab'

    • B.

      Click 'Control + T'

    • C.

      Click the Internet Explorer icon again.

    • D.

      Click the small empty box on the right side of the current tabs

    Correct Answer
    C. Click the Internet Explorer icon again.
    Explanation
    Clicking the Internet Explorer icon again does not open a new tab in Internet Explorer. The icon is used to open the browser itself, not to open a new tab within the browser.

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  • 20. 

    How would you launch a program if there is not an icon on the desktop for it.

    • A.

      Type the name of the program into the web browser

    • B.

      Click the start button and launch the program under 'All Programs'

    • C.

      Click the 'My Documents' folder to find and launch the program

    • D.

      You cannot open a program unless there is an icon on the desktop

    Correct Answer
    B. Click the start button and launch the program under 'All Programs'
    Explanation
    To launch a program without an icon on the desktop, you can click the start button and navigate to the 'All Programs' section. This will display a list of all installed programs on the computer. From there, you can find the program you want to launch and select it to open it. This method allows you to access and launch programs even if they do not have a desktop icon.

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  • 21. 

    What is a file extension?

    • A.

      The program which opens the file

    • B.

      The letters after the period(.) in the filename

    • C.

      A shortcut to the file

    • D.

      The name of the folder where the file is located

    Correct Answer
    B. The letters after the period(.) in the filename
    Explanation
    A file extension refers to the letters that appear after the period (.) in a filename. It is used to identify the type or format of a file. Different file extensions indicate different file formats, such as .docx for Microsoft Word documents or .jpg for image files. By recognizing the file extension, the computer knows which program to use to open and interpret the file correctly.

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  • 22. 

    A DVD will not run in only a CD player, but will a CD run in a DVD player?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A CD can run in a DVD player because DVD players are designed to be backward compatible with CDs. The laser in a DVD player can read the information on a CD, allowing it to play. However, a DVD cannot run in a CD player because CD players are not designed to read the higher storage capacity and different file format of DVDs. Therefore, a DVD player is required to play a DVD.

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  • 23. 

    Which button on the keyboard is used to capitalize?

    • A.

      Ctrl

    • B.

      Tab

    • C.

      Windows

    • D.

      Shift

    Correct Answer
    D. Shift
    Explanation
    The Shift button on the keyboard is used to capitalize letters. When you hold down the Shift key and press a letter key, it will produce the uppercase version of that letter. This is a common feature on keyboards and is used to easily switch between lowercase and uppercase letters while typing.

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  • 24. 

    How do you open a program that is on the desktop using the mouse?

    • A.

      Click the left mouse button once

    • B.

      Click the right mouse button once

    • C.

      Hover over the program for 5 seconds

    • D.

      Double click the program with left mouse button

    Correct Answer
    D. Double click the program with left mouse button
    Explanation
    To open a program that is on the desktop using the mouse, you need to double click the program with the left mouse button. This action involves quickly pressing the left mouse button twice in succession. By doing so, the program will be launched and opened on your computer.

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  • 25. 

    What keys are used on the keyboard to move around the page without moving text?

    • A.

      < >

    • B.

      + -

    • C.

      Space Bar

    • D.

      Arrow Keys

    Correct Answer
    D. Arrow Keys
    Explanation
    The arrow keys are used on the keyboard to move around the page without moving text. These keys allow the user to navigate through the document or web page, scrolling up, down, left, or right, without affecting the position of the cursor or the text. They provide a convenient way to explore the content of a page and navigate through it easily.

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  • 26. 

    What keys do you need to press on the keyboard to insert a "$"

    • A.

      Ctrl + 5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      Enter + 5

    • D.

      Shift + 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Shift + 4
    Explanation
    To insert a "$" symbol on the keyboard, you need to press the Shift key and the number 4 key simultaneously. The Shift key is used to access the alternate characters on the keyboard, and pressing Shift + 4 will produce the "$" symbol.

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  • 27. 

    What does it mean to minimize a window?

    • A.

      Keep the window open, but out of sight

    • B.

      Close the window

    • C.

      Change the window

    • D.

      Make the window smaller

    Correct Answer
    A. Keep the window open, but out of sight
    Explanation
    To minimize a window means to keep it open but out of sight. When a window is minimized, it is removed from the active view on the screen but still remains open in the background. This allows the user to focus on other tasks or windows without closing the current window completely. Minimizing a window is commonly done by clicking on the minimize button or using a keyboard shortcut.

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  • 28. 

    What menu in the task bar is used to copy and paste?

    • A.

      File

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Edit

    • D.

      Insert

    Correct Answer
    C. Edit
    Explanation
    The Edit menu in the taskbar is used to copy and paste. This menu typically contains options such as "Copy", "Cut", and "Paste" which allow the user to duplicate or move text or other content within a document or between different documents or applications. By selecting the desired content and choosing the "Copy" option, the content is stored in the clipboard. Then, by selecting the location where the content needs to be inserted and choosing the "Paste" option, the content is inserted at that location.

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  • 29. 

    To make a section of text bold in Word, what do you need to do first?

    • A.

      Turn on the bold option

    • B.

      Underline the text

    • C.

      Highlight the text

    • D.

      Single click on the text

    Correct Answer
    C. Highlight the text
    Explanation
    To make a section of text bold in Word, you need to first highlight the text. Once the text is selected, you can then apply the bold formatting option to make it appear bold.

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  • 30. 

    If you want to move a window, what part of the window do you press and hold on the mouse?

    • A.

      Middle

    • B.

      Top

    • C.

      Bottom

    • D.

      Left Side

    Correct Answer
    B. Top
    Explanation
    To move a window, you press and hold on the top part of the window with the mouse. This is because the top part of the window contains the title bar, which allows you to drag and move the window around the screen. By clicking and holding on the top part of the window, you can easily relocate it to a different position on your desktop.

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  • 31. 

    Which button is used to save our documents?

    • A.

      Home Button

    • B.

      Microsoft Office Button

    • C.

      Insert Button

    Correct Answer
    B. Microsoft Office Button
    Explanation
    The Microsoft Office Button is used to save our documents. This button, located in the top left corner of the Microsoft Office applications, provides access to various functions including saving, opening, and printing documents. Clicking on the Microsoft Office Button allows users to save their documents in different formats such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

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  • 32. 

    Which tabs on the Ribbon you find the Zoom?

    • A.

      Insert Tab

    • B.

      Tools Tab

    • C.

      View Tab

    Correct Answer
    C. View Tab
    Explanation
    The Zoom feature on the Ribbon can be found under the View Tab. This tab contains various options related to the visual display of the document, including the Zoom feature which allows users to adjust the magnification level of the document for easier viewing.

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  • 33. 

    Which tabs on the Ribbon do we use to change our font size?

    • A.

      Home Tab

    • B.

      Format Tab

    • C.

      Font Tab

    Correct Answer
    A. Home Tab
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Home Tab. The Home Tab on the Ribbon is where we can find various formatting options, including the option to change the font size. It provides quick and easy access to commonly used formatting tools, making it convenient to adjust the font size of our text. The Format Tab and Font Tab are not specifically dedicated to changing font size, so they are not the correct options in this case.

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  • 34. 

    Keyboard shortcut for CUT command is ___________.

    • A.

      Ctrl + Z

    • B.

      Ctrl + Y

    • C.

      Ctrl + X

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + X
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ctrl + X. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used to cut selected text or objects and place them on the clipboard. It is a widely recognized shortcut in many applications and operating systems.

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  • 35. 

    Which tabs on the Ribbon use to layout the page of a document?

    • A.

      Home Tab

    • B.

      Page Layout Tab

    • C.

      Review Tab

    Correct Answer
    B. Page Layout Tab
    Explanation
    The Page Layout Tab on the Ribbon is used to layout the page of a document. It contains various tools and options that allow users to customize the page setup, margins, orientation, and other layout settings of the document. Users can also apply themes, change the font and paragraph settings, and add headers and footers to the document using the Page Layout Tab.

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  • 36. 

    You use Insert Tab to put header and footer in a document.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Insert tab in a document editing software, such as Microsoft Word, typically includes options for inserting headers and footers. Headers and footers are sections that appear at the top and bottom of each page, respectively, and can contain information such as page numbers, document titles, and author names. By using the Insert tab, users can easily add and customize headers and footers to their documents.

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  • 37. 

    To make the text at the center, click Left Alignment in the Home Tab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect because to make the text at the center, you need to click on the Center Alignment option in the Home Tab, not the Left Alignment option.

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  • 38. 

    You cannot save your document either in a pendrive or in a diskette.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that you cannot save your document in either a pendrive or a diskette. However, this is not true. Both pendrives and diskettes are storage devices that can be used to save documents. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 39. 

    To insert clipart, you need to go to Insert Tab then click ClipArt.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To insert clipart, you need to go to the Insert Tab and click on ClipArt. This suggests that the correct answer is True.

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  • 40. 

    The only way to change print margins for document is to enter the margins in the Page Set Up dialog box.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To change print margins for a document, the only way is to enter the margins in the Page Set Up dialog box. This means that there are no alternative methods or shortcuts to adjust the margins. Other options or settings related to printing may not have an impact on the document's margins. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 41. 

    What button is this picture show?

    • A.

      Font Size

    • B.

      Change Case

    • C.

      Spelling and Grammar

    Correct Answer
    B. Change Case
    Explanation
    The picture shows a button with the label "Change Case". This button is typically used in word processing software to change the case of selected text, such as converting it to uppercase, lowercase, or sentence case.

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  • 42. 

    What button is this?

    • A.

      Copy

    • B.

      Paste

    • C.

      Painter

    Correct Answer
    C. Painter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Painter" because the question is asking for the name of the button, and out of the given options, "Painter" is the only one that matches the criteria. "Copy" and "Paste" are common buttons used for copying and pasting content, while "Painter" is likely a button used for a specific function related to painting or drawing.

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  • 43. 

    Where would you locate the replace function?

    • A.

      Insert

    • B.

      View

    • C.

      Replace

    • D.

      Edit

    • E.

      Home

    Correct Answer
    E. Home
    Explanation
    The replace function is typically located in the "Home" section of a program or application. This section usually contains various tools and functions that allow users to manipulate or modify the content they are working with. Since the replace function involves replacing or changing specific elements within the content, it makes sense for it to be located in the "Home" section where users can easily access it.

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  • 44. 

    Where would you locate the option to add a table to your document?

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Insert

    • C.

      References

    • D.

      Review

    • E.

      Tables

    Correct Answer
    B. Insert
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Insert" because this option typically contains various tools and features for adding different elements to a document, such as tables, pictures, shapes, and charts. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the option to add a table would be located under the "Insert" tab.

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  • 45. 

    Is this the correct button for left aligning your document?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      Left align?

    • E.

      What is alignment

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No" because the question asks if the button is for left aligning the document, and "No" indicates that it is not the correct button for that purpose.

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  • 46. 

    Where would you click to change the orientation of your page?

    • A.

      Review

    • B.

      View

    • C.

      Page layout

    • D.

      Menu

    • E.

      Office button

    Correct Answer
    C. Page layout
    Explanation
    To change the orientation of a page, you would click on the "Page layout" option. This option is typically found in the toolbar or menu of a document editing program. By selecting "Page layout," you can access various settings related to the appearance and layout of your document, including the option to change the orientation from portrait to landscape or vice versa.

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  • 47. 

    Which tab would you click on to add two columns?

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Image

    • C.

      Insert

    • D.

      Review

    • E.

      View

    Correct Answer
    C. Insert
    Explanation
    To add two columns in a document, you would click on the "Insert" tab. This tab usually contains various options for adding different elements to your document, such as tables, pictures, and columns. By clicking on the "Insert" tab, you can access the necessary tools and features to add columns to your document.

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  • 48. 

    A diskette is divided into a number of concentric circles called?

    • A.

      Sectors

    • B.

      Cylinders

    • C.

      Tracks

    • D.

      Clusters

    Correct Answer
    C. Tracks
    Explanation
    tracks are concentric circles around the disk, they combine with sectors to form clusters, operating systems stores data on these clusters.

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  • 49. 

    The storage capacity of a floppy disk is?

    • A.

      1.44 MB

    • B.

      1.44 GB

    • C.

      1440 KB

    • D.

      14440 MB

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.44 MB
    Explanation
    A floppy disk has a storage capacity of 1.44 MB. This was the standard capacity for floppy disks during their peak usage in the late 20th century. Floppy disks were commonly used for storing and transferring small files and documents. However, with the advancement of technology, floppy disks have become obsolete and replaced by more efficient and higher-capacity storage devices like USB flash drives and external hard drives.

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  • 50. 

    Which of the following is not a part of a diskette?

    • A.

      Track

    • B.

      Sector

    • C.

      Cylinder

    • D.

      Cluster

    Correct Answer
    C. Cylinder
    Explanation
    Cylinders belong to hard disks because hard disks form a platter, therefore a cylinder is a group of matching tracks, a platter consists of around three or more magnetic disks stacked on top of one another.

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