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PC Skills Assessment - Quiz

This quiz is to assess basic computer, windows, Internet and misc. Skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do you open Sharepoint if there are no icons on the desktop?

    • A.

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons.

    • B.

      Click the start button and select the program from the Partners Application menu.

    • C.

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

    • D.

      Restart the computer.

    • E.

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop.

    Correct Answer
    B. Click the start button and select the program from the Partners Application menu.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to click the start button and select the program from the Partners Application menu. This is the most logical and common way to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop. The other options of double-clicking on the desktop to reveal hidden icons or restarting the computer are not relevant to opening a program. The last option stating that it's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop is incorrect as there are alternative ways to access programs through the start menu.

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  • 2. 

    To navigate around your desktop or in an application, the most common tool used is a

    Correct Answer
    mouse, Mouse
    Explanation
    The most common tool used to navigate around a desktop or in an application is a mouse. A mouse is a pointing device that allows the user to move a cursor on the screen and interact with various elements by clicking or dragging. It is an essential tool for controlling and interacting with graphical user interfaces.

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  • 3. 

    What happens when you press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete"?

    • A.

      The program you are using will close.

    • B.

      Your active window will close.

    • C.

      The computer will restart.

    • D.

      A Windows Security box appears with several menu options

    • E.

      The computer will shut down.

    Correct Answer
    D. A Windows Security box appears with several menu options
    Explanation
    From this point, you can shut down your computer, log-off, lock your computer, or go into Task Manager.

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  • 4. 

    How do you select text to copy or delete in a word document?

    • A.

      Go to "Edit" at the top of the screen and select "Copy."

    • B.

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse across the text, right click - select "copy".

    • C.

      Use the backspace key until the cursor reaches the text you wish to select. Press "Ctrl" to select the text.

    • D.

      Press the "Page Up" key on the keyboard.

    • E.

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the right mouse button and drag the mouse across the text.

    Correct Answer
    B. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse across the text, right click - select "copy".
    Explanation
    Another way to copy text is to select "Ctrl-C" once you have highlighted the text you wish to copy.

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  • 5. 

    Name a popular Search Engine

    Correct Answer
    Google
    Ask
    Yahoo
    AltaVista
    HotBot
    Explanation
    Although there are many search engines available, we are looking for the most used/popular

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  • 6. 

    Which of these buttons is used to close or exit a window?   

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    Button C is the correct answer because it is commonly used as the "close" or "exit" button in most software applications. This button is typically represented by an "X" symbol and is located in the top right corner of a window. Clicking on this button will close the window and terminate the application or program that it belongs to.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these buttons is used to minimize a window?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    Button A is used to minimize a window.

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  • 8. 

    If I decided I wanted to add a word in the middle of this sentence - what would be the two ways I could move the insertion point of the cursor to do that.

    • A.

      Ctrl +F

    • B.

      Move my cursor, using the mouse, to where I wanted to add word and left click

    • C.

      Erase the line and start again

    • D.

      Backspace to the place I want to add the word

    • E.

      Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the necessary insertion point

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Move my cursor, using the mouse, to where I wanted to add word and left click
    E. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the necessary insertion point
    Explanation
    The two ways to move the insertion point of the cursor to add a word in the middle of a sentence are: using the mouse to move the cursor to the desired location and left-clicking, or using the arrow keys to navigate to the necessary insertion point. These methods allow for precise placement of the cursor to insert the word at the desired position in the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    True or False: If you cut text, you cannot paste it to another part of the document.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. If you cut text, you can paste it to another part of the document. Cutting text removes it from its original location and places it in the clipboard, allowing you to paste it elsewhere.

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  • 10. 

    The ____________ function is an easy way to use the same text on multiple pages

    Correct Answer
    copy
    Copy
    Explanation
    The "copy" function, whether written in lowercase or uppercase as "Copy", is a convenient method to utilize identical text across multiple pages. This function allows for efficient duplication of content without the need to manually input the same text repeatedly. It simplifies the process of maintaining consistency and saves time when updating or editing the shared content.

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  • 11. 

    In order to insert cut or copied text into your document, you must select this command

    • A.

      Paste

    • B.

      Edit

    • C.

      Insert

    • D.

      Print

    • E.

      Page Setup

    Correct Answer
    A. Paste
    Explanation
    To insert cut or copied text into a document, you need to use the "Paste" command. This command allows you to place the text that you have previously cut or copied from another location into your current document. By selecting the "Paste" command, the text will be inserted at the location of your cursor or selected area.

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  • 12. 

    Which Icon will open up the Internet                                   A             B           C

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because it is stated in the question that "Which Icon will open up the Internet", implying that selecting Icon A will open up the internet.

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  • 13. 

    If you wanted to get to Newton-Wellesley Hospital website - what would you type in the above address bar?

    Correct Answer
    www.nwh.org
    www.NWH.org
    Explanation
    To access the Newton-Wellesley Hospital website, you would type either "www.nwh.org" or "www.NWH.org" in the address bar. The answer provides the correct URLs for the hospital's website, which can be accessed by typing either of those addresses.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the correct Icon to select to add a webpage to your Favorites?                        A            B             C             D                E

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    E. E
  • 15. 

    Name this Icon

    • A.

      Back Arrow

    • B.

      Go to Page

    • C.

      Forward Arrow

    • D.

      Move text

    • E.

    Correct Answer
    C. Forward Arrow
    Explanation
    The given icon is the forward arrow. It is commonly used in web browsers to navigate forward to the next page or to move forward in a document or presentation. It is represented by a right-pointing arrow symbol.

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  • 16. 

    Go to www.nwh.org. Which are the following items are weblinks on this page - select all that apply

    • A.

      The picture "Bariatric Surgery - Center of Excellence"

    • B.

      The word "More"

    • C.

      "Welcome to Newton-Wellesley Hospital"

    • D.

      "Why Choose Us"

    • E.

      "Your Community Hospital"

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The word "More"
    D. "Why Choose Us"
    E. "Your Community Hospital"
    Explanation
    The word "More", "Why Choose Us", and "Your Community Hospital" are all clickable links on the page.

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  • 17. 

    To return to the opening page of a website you need to hit the ___________ Icon.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Home
    House
    home
    Explanation
    To return to the opening page of a website, you need to click on the "Home" icon or the "House" icon, which is often represented by a small house symbol. This icon is commonly used to navigate back to the main or starting page of a website. The lowercase "home" option is also correct, as some websites may use this variation of the icon.

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  • 18. 

    If a webpage takes too long to load, you can hit the _______________ button to try and open it again.

    • A.

      Start

    • B.

      Do Over

    • C.

      Recover

    • D.

      Home

    • E.

      Refresh

    Correct Answer
    E. Refresh
    Explanation
    If a webpage takes too long to load, you can hit the "Refresh" button to try and open it again. The "Refresh" button is designed to reload the current webpage, allowing the browser to fetch the latest version of the page from the server. This can help resolve any loading issues or errors that may have occurred during the initial attempt to open the page.

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  • 19. 

    To properly shut down your computer, you can do the followingSelect all that apply

    • A.

      Hold down power button on computer until it shuts down

    • B.

      Go to Start button - Shut Down

    • C.

      Ctrl - Alt - Delete - Shut Down

    • D.

      Ctrl - F4 key

    • E.

      You should not shut your computer down - but just log-off at end of day

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Go to Start button - Shut Down
    C. Ctrl - Alt - Delete - Shut Down
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Go to Start button - Shut Down" and "Ctrl - Alt - Delete - Shut Down" because both options provide a proper way to shut down a computer. Clicking on the Start button and selecting the Shut Down option is a common method to shut down a computer in Windows operating systems. Similarly, pressing Ctrl - Alt - Delete and selecting the Shut Down option from the menu is another way to properly shut down a computer.

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  • 20. 

    To get assistance at anytime while using and application, you can go to the ________ menu.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Help
    help
    Explanation
    When using an application, if you need assistance at any time, you can go to the "Help" menu. This menu is specifically designed to provide guidance and support to users who may have questions or need help navigating through the application. By selecting the "Help" option from the menu, users can access various resources such as tutorials, FAQs, user guides, or even contact customer support for further assistance. Additionally, the option "help" is written in lowercase, which suggests that it may not be the correct answer as it does not follow standard capitalization conventions for menu titles.

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  • 21. 

    Select all the ways you can close multiple open windows

    • A.

      Shut down system

    • B.

      Right click on each window and hit Close

    • C.

      Ctrl-Alt- Delete - Task Manager - shut down applications that are running

    • D.

      Hit the red "X" in top right hand corner of each page

    • E.

      Ctrl - W

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Right click on each window and hit Close
    D. Hit the red "X" in top right hand corner of each page
    E. Ctrl - W
    Explanation
    The given answer options correctly identify three ways to close multiple open windows: right-clicking on each window and selecting "Close," clicking on the red "X" in the top right corner of each page, and using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + W. These methods allow users to efficiently close multiple windows without having to shut down the entire system or individually end running applications through the Task Manager.

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  • 22. 

    What is the difference between the Backspace and Delete key?

    • A.

      Backspace takes you back, Delete key takes you forward

    • B.

      Backspace moves the cursor backwards, Delete key erases text

    • C.

      Backspace erases everything in front of it, Delete erases everything in back of it

    • D.

      Backspace erases everything behind it, Delete erases everything in front of it

    Correct Answer
    D. Backspace erases everything behind it, Delete erases everything in front of it
    Explanation
    Backspace erases everything behind it, while the Delete key erases everything in front of it.

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  • 23. 

    True or False: Alt-Tab will help you navigate through all applications and Windows you have open without having to minimize what you are working on.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Alt-Tab is a keyboard shortcut used in Windows operating systems to switch between open applications. When you press Alt-Tab, a small window appears displaying thumbnails of all the open applications and windows. By continuing to press Tab while holding down the Alt key, you can cycle through the thumbnails and select the desired application or window to switch to. This allows you to navigate through all the applications and windows you have open without the need to manually minimize what you are currently working on. Therefore, the statement "Alt-Tab will help you navigate through all applications and Windows you have open without having to minimize what you are working on" is true.

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  • 24. 

    This program is used for spreadsheets, graphs and calculations

    • A.

      Word

    • B.

      PowerPoint

    • C.

      Calculator

    • D.

      Excel

    • E.

      InfoMap

    Correct Answer
    D. Excel
    Explanation
    Excel is a program that is specifically designed for spreadsheets, graphs, and calculations. It is widely used in various industries and professions to organize and analyze data, create charts and graphs, and perform complex calculations. With its extensive features and functions, Excel allows users to efficiently manage and manipulate large sets of data, making it an essential tool for data analysis and reporting.

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