Basic Computer Skills Exam

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Basic Computer Skills Exam

Most people today know how to use a computer, as it is an essential tool in the home or school setting to get information. If you are learning to use it then this quiz will test how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Depending on the size and the purpose the PC can be categorised into how many types?
    • A. 

      Seven

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    How do you open a program such as a Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Right click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      Restart the computer.

    • C. 

      It is not possible to open program if no icons are on the desktop

    • D. 

      Click the start button and select program from the menu

  • 3. 
    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Right click on the mouse.

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select minimize or maximize.

    • C. 

      Top right corner, dash or square

    • D. 

      This function can not be done.

  • 4. 
    How do you close a window on your desktop?
    • A. 

      Go to "File" and select "Close

    • B. 

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

    • C. 

      Use the mouse to press the button with the "X" in it at the top right corner of the screen

    • D. 

      Use the mouse to press the button with the _ in it at the top right corner of the screen.

  • 5. 
    6. Which of the following is an example of an e-mail address?  
    • A. 

      Www.google.com

    • B. 

      Jeandoe.gmail.com

    • C. 

      Bob [email protected]

    • D. 

      [email protected]

  • 6. 
    .  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 buttons on both the computer and the monitor

    • D. 

      Double-clicking the Internet Explorer icon

  • 7. 
    What are some common uses for a computer
    • A. 

      Using the Internet to search

    • B. 

      Writing letters in Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Keeping track of finances in Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      E-mail

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
         What application allows you to gain access to the world wide web?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Paint

    • D. 

      My Computer

  • 9. 
      This picture is called:
    • A. 

      A window

    • B. 

      The desktop

    • C. 

      Windows xp

    • D. 

      Icon screen

  • 10. 
    E-mail is
    • A. 

      Electronic mail sent from your computer

    • B. 

      Papers you send through the mail that start with the letter 'e'

    • C. 

      Always junk mail

    • D. 

      External mail sent to those you don't know

  • 11. 
    To access the Paint program, you click on the start menu and
    • A. 

      Go to programs, then accessories, then click on 'Paint'

    • B. 

      Go to programs, then accessories, then Microsoft Office, and click on 'Paint'

    • C. 

      Go to Internet Explorer or Firefox

    • D. 

      Go into the control panel

  • 12. 
    To play a CD or DVD on your computer, you
    • A. 

      Put the CD into the proper drive, open my computer, and click on the CD/DVD drive

    • B. 

      Put the CD into the proper drive and a screen automatically pops up

    • C. 

      Leave the CD in the case and it will play automatically

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 13. 
      What are these pictures called
    • A. 

      Cursors

    • B. 

      Icons

    • C. 

      Windows

    • D. 

      Favorites

  • 14. 
    What type of computer shown in the picture:
  • 15. 
    What type of computer shown in the picture:
  • 16. 
    Use keyboard to turn on the computer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    ROM retains its contents even after the computer is turned off
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    RAM retains the information even after the computer is turned off
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Use network port to connect a digital camera to the computer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which media can normally store more data?
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      Hard disk

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is an input device?
    • A. 

      Screen

    • B. 

      Speakers

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 22. 
    Which of the following will most affect the speed of the computer?
    • A. 

      Amount of RAM

    • B. 

      Color of the computer box

    • C. 

      Type of the keyboard

    • D. 

      Physical size of the system unit

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an operating system?
    • A. 

      Microsoft word

    • B. 

      Microsoft excel

    • C. 

      Microsoft Windows Vista

    • D. 

      Publisher

  • 24. 
    A mouse can connect to the computer with a_________________ connection.
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      Bluetooth

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Can be used to power off the computer if it is not responding.
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