9-10 Computer Lit Pretest

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the two steps in starting a computer?
    • A. 

      Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL

    • B. 

      Using the mouse to select "Start"

    • C. 

      Pressing the power button on both the computer and the monitor

    • D. 

      Double clicking the Internet Explorer icon

  • 2. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to: 
    • A. 

      The initial screen showing icons for folders, files, and applications.

    • B. 

      The part of your work area where the computer monitor sits.

    • C. 

      Something that can and should be ignored by most users.

    • D. 

      The list of all the contents on a particular computer.

  • 3. 
    The control panel is:
    • A. 

      A disk on which data can be stored.

    • B. 

      Another term for a display screen.

    • C. 

      A computer network that spans a relatively small area.

    • D. 

      A system tool that allows a user to set certain settings.

  • 4. 
    The "maximize" button is used to:
    • A. 

      Scroll slowly through a window.

    • B. 

      Expand a window to fill the entire screen.

    • C. 

      Return a window to its original size.

    • D. 

      Reduce a window to a button on the taskbar,

  • 5. 
    What program command saves a copy of a file under a different name?
    • A. 

      Duplicate

    • B. 

      Copy

    • C. 

      Save

    • D. 

      Save as

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the Windows location that stores copied or cut information?
    • A. 

      Clipboard

    • B. 

      Start menu

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      Paint

  • 7. 
    Can a Word Document be attached to an email?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe - depends on the type of file

    • D. 

      Only to select an email address

  • 8. 
    In a file heirarchy, a folder put within another folder is called a:
    • A. 

      Program

    • B. 

      Internal hard disk

    • C. 

      Subfolder

    • D. 

      Clipboard

  • 9. 
    What is the significance of a faded (dimmed) command in a drop down menu?
    • A. 

      There are no equivalent keystrokes for the particular command.

    • B. 

      The command is not currently accessible.

    • C. 

      A dialog box appears if the command is selected.

    • D. 

      A help window appears when the command is selected.

  • 10. 
    Any computer parts that you can actually touch are considered;
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Platforms

    • D. 

      Systems

  • 11. 
    Which statement is true about Copy and Cut? 
    • A. 

      Cut removes selected text, and copy removes selected text.

    • B. 

      They serve the same purpose.

    • C. 

      Cut removes selected text while copy duplicates specific text.

    • D. 

      Cut duplicates selected text while copy removes specific text.

  • 12. 
    The purpose of the Search and Replace feature is to: 
    • A. 

      Search for text strings and replace it with new text strings.

    • B. 

      Search for mispellings.

    • C. 

      Search word forms and suggest synonyms and antonyms.

    • D. 

      Search for proper nouns.

  • 13. 
    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.

    • C. 

      Time because it eliminates proofreading.

    • D. 

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

  • 14. 
    The BEST way to put a page number or date at the bottom of each way is to: 
    • A. 

      Use the footer.

    • B. 

      Use the header.

    • C. 

      Use the top margin.

    • D. 

      Use the bottom margin.

  • 15. 
    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. 

      Checking.

    • C. 

      Spellcheck.

    • D. 

      Header/Footer.

  • 16. 
    If you have overused the word EXCITING in a document, what Word feature can suggest other words with the same meaning?
    • A. 

      Spell Check

    • B. 

      Thesaurus

    • C. 

      Search and Replace

    • D. 

      Help

  • 17. 
    To quickly move the cursor 3 inches to the right 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.

  • 18. 
    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. 

      Horizontally indented.

    • D. 

      Left aligned text.

  • 19. 
    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 of character formatting.

  • 20. 
    The character formatting feature that evenly slants text to the right is known as:
    • A. 

      Boldface.

    • B. 

      Small caps.

    • C. 

      Italics.

    • D. 

      Underlining.

  • 21. 
    In Powerpoint, what tab or category do you have to be on to add a picture or graphic to your presentation? 
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Animation

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 22. 
    I hav chosen a theme, but I don't like the colors. Which menu item do I go to? 
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Insert

    • C. 

      Design

    • D. 

      Animation

  • 23. 
    I have added a new slide, but the layout is wrong. Where do I go to fix it? 
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Insert

    • D. 

      Format

  • 24. 
    Someone has sent you a copy of their Powerpoint to add comments for feedback. Where can you go to do so?
    • A. 

      Slideshow

    • B. 

      Review

    • C. 

      View

    • D. 

      Format

  • 25. 
    You are using a presentation to teach a science lesson. You have typed a few notes for each slide, but you want to see the notes for each slide. Where should you go to see this information?
    • A. 

      Slideshow

    • B. 

      Review

    • C. 

      View

    • D. 

      Format

  • 26. 
    If you want to add a chart/table with in Powerpoint, where should you go? 
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Insert

    • C. 

      Slideshow

    • D. 

      View

  • 27. 
    You're almost finished with your presentation, but you've decided that you want the slides to advance automatically. You DON'T want to have to push the arrow keys or the mouse to move to the next slide. Where should you go to make this change? 
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Slideshow

    • D. 

      Animations

  • 28. 
    You would like the presentation to fade in and fade out of each slide. Where should you go to add a transition?
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Insert

    • C. 

      Animation

    • D. 

      View

  • 29. 
    You can save Powerpoint files the same way you would save Word files.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    It is not possible to add sound or video clips to your presentation. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    On an Excel sheet, the active cell is indicated by: 
    • A. 

      A dark border

    • B. 

      A dotted border

    • C. 

      A blinking border

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    In Excel, to select a column, the easiest method is to: 
    • A. 

      Double click any cell in the column

    • B. 

      Drag from top cell in the column to last cell in the column

    • C. 

      Click the column heading

    • D. 

      Click the column label

  • 33. 
    In Excel, if you press _____, the cell accepts your typing as its contents, but the focus stays in the cell. 
    • A. 

      Enter

    • B. 

      CTRL+Enter

    • C. 

      Tab

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 34. 
    The cell reference for a range of cells that starts in cell B1 and goes over to column G and down to row 10 is: 
    • A. 

      B1-G10

    • B. 

      B1.G10

    • C. 

      B1;G10

    • D. 

      B1:G10

  • 35. 
    The view that puts a blue line around each page that would be printed is the 
    • A. 

      Print Preview

    • B. 

      Normal

    • C. 

      Page Break Preview

    • D. 

      Split View

  • 36. 
    To select several cells or ranges that are not touching each other, you would ______ while selecting.
    • A. 

      Hold down the SHIFT key

    • B. 

      Hold down the ALT key

    • C. 

      Hold down the CTRL key

    • D. 

      Hold down the CTRL+SHIFT

  • 37. 
    A certain spreadsheet shows in page break preview that cells in Rows 1-25 have white background. The cells in Row 26 that contain data have a dark gray background. When you click the Print button:
    • A. 

      Nothing will print

    • B. 

      Only the cells with gray background will print

    • C. 

      The whole sheet will print

    • D. 

      Only the cells with white background will print

  • 38. 
    To arrange rows in alphabetical order based on column A, you need to use the command 
    • A. 

      Tools\Sort

    • B. 

      Data/Sort

    • C. 

      Edit/Data/Short

    • D. 

      None of the above