North Carolina Computer Skills Quiz: Desktop Publishing

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Desktop Publishing Quizzes & Trivia

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