Basic MS Word Paragraph Formatting Quiz

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A Paragraph Formatting in MS Word is a tool for aligning, spacing, indenting, changing text or sentence, which is applied in an entire paragraph. Even borders can be inserted, and shading can be done to give an appealing look. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about text alignment, adding borders, shifting lines and text or spacing between lines. Read the questions carefully and answer. And learn more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Page margins are:

    • A.

      Exact middle of page

    • B.

      Where page numbers are

    • C.

      1 and 1/2 inches at top of page

    • D.

      Blank areas around the top, bottom and sides of a page

    Correct Answer
    D. Blank areas around the top, bottom and sides of a page
    Explanation
    Page margins refer to the blank areas around the top, bottom, and sides of a page. These margins provide space for binding, annotations, headers, footers, and prevent the content from being cut off when printing. They ensure that the text and images on the page are visually balanced and easy to read. By leaving these blank areas, the page layout appears more organized and aesthetically pleasing.

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  • 2. 

    A bullet is:

    • A.

      Something you use with a knife

    • B.

      A small character that appears before an item in a document

    • C.

      A dash

    • D.

      A period

    Correct Answer
    B. A small character that appears before an item in a document
    Explanation
    A bullet is a small character that is used to mark or highlight items in a document. It is commonly used to create lists or to organize information in a clear and concise manner. Bullets can be in the form of dots, squares, or other symbols, and they are placed before each item to visually separate and emphasize them.

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  • 3. 

    When you position text between the TOP and BOTTOM margins of a document

    • A.

      Left alignment

    • B.

      Horizontal alignment

    • C.

      Vertical alignment

    • D.

      Justify

    Correct Answer
    C. Vertical alignment
    Explanation
    When you position text between the top and bottom margins of a document, it refers to the vertical alignment of the text. Vertical alignment determines the placement of the text in relation to the top and bottom edges of the document. It can be aligned at the top, middle, bottom, or justified, depending on the desired layout and formatting of the document.

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  • 4. 

    What are the solid, dotted, or dashed lines that fill the blank space before a tab setting called?

    • A.

      Leaders

    • B.

      Followers

    • C.

      Dotted lines

    • D.

      Dashed lines

    Correct Answer
    A. Leaders
  • 5. 

    When the first full line of text is not indented, but the following lines are, it is called a

    • A.

      Hanging indent

    • B.

      First-line indent

    • C.

      Justified text

    • D.

      Centered

    Correct Answer
    A. Hanging indent
    Explanation
    A hanging indent is a formatting style where the first line of a paragraph is not indented, but the following lines are indented. This is commonly used in bibliographies, references, and citations to make the text easier to read and distinguish the different entries. It helps to create a clear visual separation between each entry and makes it easier for the reader to locate specific information.

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  • 6. 

    How many fonts should you use total in a document?

    • A.

      Less than 1

    • B.

      20-30

    • C.

      4-5

    • D.

      2-3

    Correct Answer
    D. 2-3
    Explanation
    In a document, it is recommended to use 2-3 fonts in total. Using too many fonts can make the document appear cluttered and unprofessional. By limiting the number of fonts, the document will have a cohesive and consistent look, making it easier to read and understand. Using a combination of fonts for headings, subheadings, and body text can help to create visual hierarchy and enhance the overall design of the document.

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  • 7. 

    You can use a the multilevel list function to create an outline for Literature class

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the multilevel list function in a word processing software allows the user to create an outline with multiple levels of headings and subheadings. This feature is commonly used in academic writing, including literature class assignments, to organize and structure the content in a hierarchical manner. By using the multilevel list function, students can easily create an outline that includes main points, supporting details, and subtopics, making it easier to navigate and understand the structure of their written work.

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  • 8. 

    In computer class it is OK to:

    • A.

      Spin as fast as you can in your chair

    • B.

      Talk when Mrs. Wetherbee is talking

    • C.

      Hit your neighbor

    • D.

      Ask questions and have fun

    Correct Answer
    D. Ask questions and have fun
    Explanation
    In a computer class, it is acceptable to ask questions and have fun. This promotes an interactive learning environment where students can clarify their doubts and engage in enjoyable activities related to the subject. It encourages active participation and fosters a positive attitude towards learning.

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  • 9. 

    Centered Text is considered informal and should be used on all your papers!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Centered text is not considered informal and should not be used on all papers. In academic writing, it is generally recommended to use left-aligned or justified text. Centered text is more commonly used for titles, headings, or other design elements rather than the main body of the text. Using centered text throughout a paper may make it appear less professional and may not conform to the standard formatting guidelines.

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