North Carolina Computer Skills Quiz! Exam

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North Carolina Computer Skills Quiz! Exam

This quiz is based on the NC(North Carolina) Curriculum Computer Skills Exam. And covers basic questions related to Desktop Publishing, software, formatting techniques, and keyboard shortcuts. There's a list of 20 primary and tricky questions. Read the questions carefully and answer. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For correct keyboarding, what is the recommended placement of fingers on the home row keys?
    • A. 

      Fingers of the left hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-;

    • B. 

      Fingers of the right hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the left hand on J-K-L-j

    • C. 

      Fingers of the left hand on A-S-E-F and the fingers on the right hand on J-K-O-P

    • D. 

      Fingers of the left hand on Q-W-E-R and fingers on the right hand on U-I-O-P

  • 2. 
    You have finished your travel brochure for social studies. How can you see what your document will look like before printing?
    • A. 

      View the brochure.

    • B. 

      Print preview.

    • C. 

      Open the brochure.

    • D. 

      You can’t – you must print it first.

  • 3. 
    Label the following device as input or output... scanner.
    • A. 

      Input

  • 4. 
    Label the following device as input or output... keyboard.
    • A. 

      Input

  • 5. 
    Label the following device as input or output... touchscreens.
    • A. 

      Input

  • 6. 
    Laura needs to design a brochure for her French Club. What type of computer program would she most likely use?
    • A. 

      Word processing

    • B. 

      Virtual reality

    • C. 

      Simulation

    • D. 

      Desktop publishing

  • 7. 
    A word processing program could be used to do all of the following tasks except which one?
    • A. 

      Develop a table of historical events.

    • B. 

      Calculate the expenditures for a candy sale.

    • C. 

      Create a letter to a friend.

    • D. 

      Create an essay for history class.

  • 8. 
    Which key moves the cursor to the beginning of the next line of text?
    • A. 

      Shift

    • B. 

      Tab

    • C. 

      Enter/Return

    • D. 

      Backspace/delete

  • 9. 
    What type of software would you need to create an invitation to your birthday party?
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Word processing

    • D. 

      Desktop publishing

  • 10. 
    In a word processing program, word wrap refers to:
    • A. 

      Typing that extends beyond the right margin then automatically continues onto the next line.

    • B. 

      Finishing a document.

    • C. 

      Words that are unacceptable.

    • D. 

      Words with too little space between them.

  • 11. 
    In a word processing program, what key should you press to begin a new paragraph?
    • A. 

      Tab

    • B. 

      Shift

    • C. 

      Alt

    • D. 

      Enter/Return

  • 12. 
    Yesterday, John wrote a poem using his word processing program. Today, he wants to print it. What must he do before he can print the poem?
    • A. 

      Choose a File, then Print.

    • B. 

      Proofread his handwritten copy.

    • C. 

      Save the poem.

    • D. 

      Retrieve the poem.

  • 13. 
    Renee wants to create a newsletter for her English project. What type of software should she use?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Desktop publishing

    • D. 

      Communication

  • 14. 
    Which key must be depressed in order to use the 10-key pad on the right-hand side of the keyboard?
    • A. 

      The Num Lock key

    • B. 

      The Control key

    • C. 

      The Caps Lock key

    • D. 

      The Shift key

  • 15. 
    Which key do you press to create an indention?
    • A. 

      The Enter key

    • B. 

      The Insert key

    • C. 

      The Tab key

    • D. 

      The Esc key

  • 16. 
    Which of the following would be picked up as an error by the spell check feature in a piece of software?
    • A. 

      I am to years old.

    • B. 

      Mr. Smith is my teacher.

    • C. 

      We is going to the movies.

    • D. 

      My favorit color is blue.

  • 17. 
    The backspace key is used to:
    • A. 

      Indent

    • B. 

      Double space

    • C. 

      Back up and erase/delete

    • D. 

      Move to the next line

  • 18. 
    Efficient keyboarding techniques require you to:
    • A. 

      Key while watching your hands.

    • B. 

      Key at least 75 words per minute.

    • C. 

      Key without watching your hands.

    • D. 

      Use all function keys.

  • 19. 
    Spell checkers work by looking up words in a _____________ stored in the word processing program.
    • A. 

      Thesaurus

    • B. 

      Word list

    • C. 

      File

    • D. 

      Dictionary

  • 20. 
    What are Times New Roman and Arial?
    • A. 

      Points

    • B. 

      Fonts

    • C. 

      Templates

    • D. 

      Graphics

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