M.S. Word Keyboard Shortcuts Quiz

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M.S. Word Keyboard Shortcuts Quiz - Quiz

If you are an avid M. S. Word user, you might admit that it's more efficient to use the keyboard frequently than the mouse. So, in order to do that, you must be knowing all the shortcuts available in the application. This quiz will test your knowledge about that. Give it a try.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Increase selected font +1 pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.

    • A.

      Ctrl + Z 

    • B.

      Ctrl +Shift+ > 

    • C.

      Ctrl + W

    • D.

      Ctrl + 0

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl +Shift+ > 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ctrl +Shift+ > because it is the shortcut for increasing the font size by 2 points. The other options do not involve increasing the font size or do not match the given description. Ctrl + Z is the shortcut for undoing the previous action, Ctrl + W is the shortcut for closing the current window or tab, and Ctrl + 0 is the shortcut for resetting the zoom level to 100%.

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  • 2. 

    Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph. 

    • A.

      Ctrl + 0

    • B.

      Ctrl + D

    • C.

      Ctrl +Shift+ F 

    • D.

      Ctrl +]

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + 0
    Explanation
    Ctrl + 0 is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut in many word processing programs to toggle 6pts of spacing before a paragraph. By pressing Ctrl + 0, the user can quickly add or remove this spacing before a paragraph, which can help with formatting and organization of the document.

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  • 3. 

    Select all contents of the page. 

    • A.

      Ctrl + W

    • B.

      Ctrl + A

    • C.

      Ctrl + D

    • D.

      Ctrl +Shift+ >

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + A
    Explanation
    Ctrl + A is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut used to select all the contents of a page. This shortcut is commonly used in various applications and programs to quickly select all text, images, or other elements on a page. By pressing Ctrl + A, users can easily highlight and manipulate the entire content of a page, making it a convenient and efficient way to perform actions such as copying, cutting, or deleting multiple items at once.

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  • 4. 

    Bold high lighted selection. 

    • A.

      Ctrl + E

    • B.

      Ctrl +Shift+* 

    • C.

      Ctrl + R

    • D.

      Ctrl + B

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl + B
    Explanation
    Ctrl + B is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut for making selected text bold in many text editing programs.

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  • 5. 

    Copy selected text. 

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      Ctrl + M

    • C.

      Ctrl + C

    • D.

      Ctrl + [ 

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ctrl + C. This keyboard shortcut is used to copy selected text. By pressing Ctrl + C, the selected text is copied to the clipboard, allowing the user to paste it elsewhere.

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  • 6. 

    Open the font preferences window. 

    • A.

      Ctrl + D

    • B.

      Ctrl + N

    • C.

      Ctrl +Shift+ > 

    • D.

      Ctrl +Shift+< 

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + D
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl + D opens the font preferences window.

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  • 7. 

    Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.

    • A.

      Ctrl + M

    • B.

      Ctrl + E

    • C.

      Ctrl + T

    • D.

      Ctrl + X

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + E
    Explanation
    Ctrl + E is the correct answer because it aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen. This shortcut is commonly used in word processing software to quickly center text within a document.

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  • 8. 

    Open find box. 

    • A.

      Ctrl + F

    • B.

      Ctrl + P

    • C.

      Ctrl +Shift+ > 

    • D.

      Ctrl + X

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + F
    Explanation
    Ctrl + F is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut used to open the "find" box in most web browsers and text editors. This shortcut allows users to quickly search for specific words or phrases within a document or webpage.

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  • 9. 

    Double-space lines. 

    • A.

      Ctrl + 2 

    • B.

      Ctrl +] 

    • C.

      Ctrl +'+<char> 

    • D.

      Ctrl + U

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + 2 
    Explanation
    Ctrl + 2 is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut to double-space lines. This shortcut is commonly used in word processing programs to quickly change the line spacing to double-spacing.

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  • 10. 

    Single-space lines. 

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Ctrl +Shift+ > 

    • C.

      Ctrl + 1 

    • D.

      Ctrl + End 

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + 1 
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl + 1 is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut to single-space lines in many text editing applications. This shortcut is commonly used to adjust the line spacing in a document, making it more compact and easier to read. By pressing Ctrl + 1, the user can quickly and efficiently change the line spacing without having to manually adjust each line individually.

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  • 11. 

    Reset highlighted text to the default font.

    • A.

      Ctrl +Shift+<

    • B.

      Ctrl + Del 

    • C.

      Ctrl + Del 

    • D.

      Ctrl + Spacebar

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl + Spacebar
    Explanation
    Ctrl + Spacebar is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut used to reset highlighted text to the default font. The other options mentioned, Ctrl + Shift +

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  • 12. 

    Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.

    • A.

      Ctrl + T

    • B.

      Ctrl + Home

    • C.

      Ctrl +Shift+< 

    • D.

      Ctrl + <up arrow>

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + Home
    Explanation
    Ctrl + Home is the correct answer because it is a keyboard shortcut that is commonly used to move the cursor to the beginning of a document. This shortcut is often used to quickly navigate to the top of a page or document without having to manually scroll or use the mouse.

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  • 13. 

    Moves the cursor to the end of the document.

    • A.

      Ctrl + W

    • B.

      Ctrl +'+<char> 

    • C.

      Ctrl + Spacebar

    • D.

      Ctrl + End 

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl + End 
    Explanation
    Ctrl + End is the correct answer because it is a keyboard shortcut that moves the cursor to the end of the document. This shortcut is commonly used in word processing programs and text editors to quickly navigate to the bottom of a document or file. By pressing Ctrl + End, the user can easily jump to the end of the content without scrolling manually.

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  • 14. 

    Deletes word to left of cursor.

    • A.

      Ctrl + Backspace

    • B.

      Ctrl +'+<char> 

    • C.

      Ctrl + <right arrow>

    • D.

      Ctrl + Del 

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + Backspace
    Explanation
    Ctrl + Backspace is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut that deletes the word to the left of the cursor. This shortcut is commonly used when editing text to quickly remove a whole word instead of deleting one character at a time.

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  • 15. 

    Deletes word to right of cursor.

    • A.

      Ctrl + U

    • B.

      Ctrl + S

    • C.

      Ctrl + Del 

    • D.

      Ctrl +Shift+< n 

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl + Del 
    Explanation
    Ctrl + Del is the correct answer because it is the keyboard shortcut that deletes the word to the right of the cursor. This shortcut is commonly used in text editing applications to quickly remove a word without having to manually select and delete it.

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  • 16. 

    Moves to the end of the paragraph.

    • A.

      Ctrl +Shift+<

    • B.

      Ctrl +<down arrow>

    • C.

      Ctrl + <up arrow>

    • D.

      Ctrl +Shift+ F 

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl +<down arrow>
    Explanation
    This keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + , moves the cursor to the next paragraph in a document. The other options mentioned, Ctrl + Shift + < and Ctrl + Shift + F, do not have any specific function related to moving to the end of a paragraph. Therefore, Ctrl + is the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1
  • 18. 

    Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.

    • A.

      Ctrl + <up arrow>

    • B.

      Ctrl + Y

    • C.

      Ctrl + <left arrow>

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + <up arrow>
    Explanation
    Ctrl + is the correct answer because it is a keyboard shortcut that moves the cursor to the beginning of the line or paragraph. This shortcut is commonly used in text editing software and word processors to quickly navigate to the start of a line or paragraph without having to manually click and drag the cursor. By pressing Ctrl + , the user can save time and easily position the cursor at the desired location in the text.

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  • 19. 

    Ctrl +Shift+* 

    • A.

      Quickly create a bullet point. 

    • B.

      View or hide non printing characters.

    • C.

      Insert a cent sign(¢).

    Correct Answer
    B. View or hide non printing characters.
    Explanation
    Ctrl +Shift+* is a keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word that allows users to view or hide non-printing characters. Non-printing characters include things like paragraph marks, spaces, and tabs that are not normally visible on the printed page. By using this keyboard shortcut, users can easily toggle the visibility of these characters, which can be helpful for formatting and editing purposes. The other options mentioned in the question, such as creating a bullet point or inserting a cent sign, are not associated with this specific keyboard shortcut.

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  • 20. 

    Close the currently open document.

    • A.

         Ctrl + W

    • B.

      Ctrl +Shift+< 

    • C.

      Ctrl + S

    • D.

      Ctrl +Shift+* 

    Correct Answer
    A.    Ctrl + W
    Explanation
    Pressing Ctrl + W is the correct answer because it is a commonly used keyboard shortcut to close the currently open document in many applications. This shortcut is especially prevalent in text editors and web browsers. The combination of the Ctrl key and the letter W is easy to remember and allows users to quickly close documents without needing to navigate through menus or use the mouse.

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