Computer Test! Quiz: Could You Pass?

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  • 1. 

    What is a search engine?

    • A.

      A program that monitors your surfing behavior on the Internet

    • B.

      A website where you can type in keywords and search for them in millions of web pages

    • C.

      A website where you can click on hundreds of pictures

    Correct Answer
    B. A website where you can type in keywords and search for them in millions of web pages
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A website where you can type in keywords and search for them in millions of web pages." This answer accurately describes the function of a search engine, which is to allow users to enter keywords or phrases and retrieve relevant information from a vast database of web pages.

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  • 2. 

    What might be going on if you see the following message in the Internet Explorer window?

    • A.

      The web page is too large for your screen

    • B.

      Your monitor is not on

    • C.

      The Internet connection isn’t working

    Correct Answer
    C. The Internet connection isn’t working
    Explanation
    If you see the message "The Internet connection isn't working" in the Internet Explorer window, it suggests that there is an issue with your internet connection. This could mean that your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection is not functioning properly, or there may be a problem with your internet service provider. It is important to troubleshoot your internet connection to resolve the issue and regain access to the internet.

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  • 3. 

    Can a word processing file be attached to an e-mail message?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Depends on what type of file

    • D.

      Only to certain email addresses

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A word processing file can be attached to an email message. This allows the sender to share a document with the recipient, who can then open and edit the file using a compatible word processing software. Attaching files to email messages is a common and convenient method of sharing documents electronically.

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  • 4. 

    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?

    • A.

      It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.

    • B.

      It will send a reply message to every entry in your address book.

    • C.

      It will generate a reply message only to the sender of the message.

    • D.

      This function is not possible.

    Correct Answer
    A. It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.
    Explanation
    The "Reply to All" e-mail function allows the user to generate a reply message that will be sent to all of the recipients of the original message. This means that when the user clicks on "Reply to All," the reply message will be received by everyone who received the original message, not just the sender.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an example of a correct e-mail address?

    Correct Answer
    D. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct e-mail address is [email protected]. This is a valid e-mail address because it follows the standard format of having a username (johndoe) followed by the "@" symbol and then the domain name (cincinnatilibrary.org).

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  • 6. 

    What is an icon?

    • A.

      A tiny picture on the screen that is for a program, file, or folder.

    • B.

      a tiny picture for the hard drive only.

    • C.

      A tiny music file.

    Correct Answer
    A. A tiny picture on the screen that is for a program, file, or folder.
    Explanation
    An icon refers to a small picture that represents a program, file, or folder on the screen. It is a visual representation that helps users identify and access specific items on their computer or device. Icons are commonly used in graphical user interfaces to enhance usability and provide a visual cue for different functions and content.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of this Windows element?

    • A.

      Workbar

    • B.

      Taskbar

    • C.

      Program bar

    • D.

      Spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Taskbar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Taskbar" because the taskbar is a common element in the Windows operating system that provides quick access to frequently used programs, displays open windows, and allows users to switch between applications. It is typically located at the bottom of the screen and includes features such as the Start button, system tray, and shortcuts to open programs.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of this Windows screen?

    • A.

      Desk screen

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Desk window

    • D.

      Laptop

    Correct Answer
    B. Desktop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Desktop" because it is the name commonly used to refer to the main screen of a Windows operating system. The desktop is the background screen that displays icons, shortcuts, and other elements that allow users to access files, folders, and applications on their computer. It is the central hub where users can organize and interact with their digital files and programs.

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  • 9. 

    You see this dialog box. You want to close the program without saving the latest version of your document. Which button will you click on?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Cancel

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    To close the program without saving the latest version of your document, you would click on the "No" button. This button indicates that you do not want to save any changes made to the document and simply want to close the program.

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  • 10. 

    What type of port is this?

    • A.

      PS/2 port

    • B.

      USB port

    • C.

      Parallel port

    • D.

      Pass port

    Correct Answer
    B. USB port
    Explanation
    This is a USB port. USB ports are commonly used to connect various devices such as keyboards, mice, printers, and external storage devices to a computer. They are designed to be versatile and can support multiple devices at the same time. USB ports are widely used due to their high data transfer speeds and compatibility with different types of devices.

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  • 11. 

    In Microsoft Word 2007, a squiggly red line under a word means

    • A.

      Check your grammar

    • B.

      Word does not have a synonym match

    • C.

      The word is misspelled

    • D.

      The dictionary is full

    Correct Answer
    C. The word is misspelled
    Explanation
    A squiggly red line under a word in Microsoft Word 2007 indicates that the word is misspelled. This feature helps users identify and correct spelling errors in their documents.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Go to programs, then accessories, then click on 'Paint'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to go to programs, then accessories, then click on 'Paint'. This is because the Paint program is typically located in the accessories folder within the programs folder. By following this path, you can easily access the Paint program.

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  • 13. 

    To copy text, you

    • A.

      Highlight it, right click, and select 'copy'

    • B.

      Highlight it, go to edit, and select 'copy'

    • C.

      Highlight it and click the copy button on the toolbar

    • D.

      Highlight it, type ctrl c

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all of the given options describe different methods to copy text. The first option suggests using the right-click menu to access the copy function, the second option suggests using the edit menu to access the copy function, the third option suggests using the copy button on the toolbar, and the fourth option suggests using the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + C" to copy text. Therefore, all of these methods can be used to copy text.

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  • 14. 

    How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop? ​​​​​​​

    • A.

      Right click to reveal all icons.

    • B.

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

    • C.

      Restart the computer.

    • D.

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu

    Correct Answer
    D. Click the start button and select the program from the menu
    Explanation
    To open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop, you can click the start button, usually located at the bottom left corner of the screen, and then select the program from the menu that appears. This will allow you to access and open the program even if there are no icons on the desktop.

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  • 15. 

    How do you search for files and folders in Windows?

    • A.

      Right click and select "New" and then "Folder."

    • B.

      Click on the Start Menu and select "My Documents."

    • C.

      Launch Internet Explorer

    • D.

      Click on the Start Menu and select "Search."

    Correct Answer
    D. Click on the Start Menu and select "Search."
    Explanation
    To search for files and folders in Windows, you can click on the Start Menu and select "Search." This option allows you to search for specific files or folders by typing in keywords or phrases related to the item you are looking for. The search function will then scan your computer's storage and display the results that match your search criteria.

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  • 16. 

    How do you attach files to an email using Microsoft Outlook?

    • A.

      Click on the button labeled "Forward" and then "Open."

    • B.

      Click on the paper clip icon and then "Open."

    • C.

      Right click with the mouse and select "Follow Up."

    • D.

      This function cannot be done unless the file is at least 25MB.

    Correct Answer
    B. Click on the paper clip icon and then "Open."
    Explanation
    To attach files to an email using Microsoft Outlook, you need to click on the paper clip icon, which is the universal symbol for attaching files. After clicking on the paper clip icon, a window will open allowing you to browse and select the file you want to attach. Then, you can click on the "Open" button to attach the file to your email.

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  • 17. 

    What type of file extension can a Microsoft Word document NOT be "saved as"?

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .pdf

    • C.

      .rtf

    • D.

      .xls

    Correct Answer
    D. .xls
    Explanation
    A Microsoft Word document cannot be saved with a .xls file extension because .xls is the file extension used for Microsoft Excel files, not Word documents. Word documents are typically saved with a .doc or .docx file extension.

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  • 18. 

    How would you print one paragraph of text from a web page without printing the whole page?

    • A.

      Go to file and click "Print Preview."

    • B.

      Go to file and click "Print." Check the box labeled "Print Selection," then click "Print."

    • C.

      Press the "print" button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

    • D.

      Highlight the text you want to print. Go to the print menu and check the box labeled "Print Selection," then click "Print."

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlight the text you want to print. Go to the print menu and check the box labeled "Print Selection," then click "Print."
    Explanation
    To print only a specific paragraph of text from a web page, you need to first highlight the desired text. Then, go to the print menu and select the option to print the selected text only by checking the box labeled "Print Selection." Finally, click on the "Print" button to initiate the printing process. This method allows you to print only the highlighted paragraph without printing the entire page.

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  • 19. 

    A database program replaces what piece of office equipment?

    • A.

      Typewriter

    • B.

      Photocopier

    • C.

      FAX machine

    • D.

      Filing cabinet

    Correct Answer
    D. Filing cabinet
    Explanation
    A database program replaces the need for a filing cabinet in an office. With a database program, all the information and data can be stored electronically, eliminating the need for physical paper files and cabinets. This allows for easier organization, retrieval, and sharing of information, saving time and space in the office.

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  • 20. 

    What is the best program to use for making a spread sheet?

    • A.

      Microsoft Word

    • B.

      Microsoft Publisher

    • C.

      Microsoft Excel

    • D.

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    Correct Answer
    C. Microsoft Excel
    Explanation
    Microsoft Word and Publisher may contain tables or lists of information, but Excel is the best Microsoft program for creating spread sheets.

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  • 21. 

    If you needed to open a different website without disrupting the work you're currently working on in one window, what would the best practice be to open that new site without losing your place?

    • A.

      Minimize your current window, then click on your web browser icon on your desktop to open a new window.

    • B.

      Click on the link, get the data you need, then press the back button to go back to your old page you were working on.

    • C.

      Open a new window by clicking File, then New Window

    • D.

      Exit your current window by clicking the X in the top right-hand corner. Then open a new window.

    Correct Answer
    C. Open a new window by clicking File, then New Window
    Explanation
    The best practice to open a different website without disrupting the work you're currently working on in one window is to open a new window by clicking File, then New Window. This allows you to keep your current window minimized and open a new window to access the different website, without losing your place or closing the current window.

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  • 22. 

    Have you ever used a digital calendar or scheduling system? (Like Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal, Blackberry Calendar, etc)

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Yes" because the question asks whether the person has ever used a digital calendar or scheduling system, and the respondent confirms that they have used one.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is NOT part of Microsoft Office:

    • A.

      Excel

    • B.

      Dropbox

    • C.

      Word

    • D.

      Access

    • E.

      PowerPoint

    Correct Answer
    B. Dropbox
    Explanation
    Dropbox is not part of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity software developed by Microsoft, which includes Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint. Dropbox, on the other hand, is a cloud storage service that allows users to store and share files online, but it is not a part of the Microsoft Office suite.

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  • 24. 

    If you were surfing the internet and you needed to copy some information over to another window and place it into a form, the best practice would be to ______________.

    • A.

      Cut and Clip

    • B.

      Copy and Paste

    • C.

      Hammer and Nail

    • D.

      Write it down, switch windows, and put the information in manually. That's the only way

    Correct Answer
    B. Copy and Paste
    Explanation
    When surfing the internet and needing to transfer information to another window and place it into a form, the best practice is to use the "Copy and Paste" method. This involves selecting the desired information, copying it, and then pasting it into the desired location. This method is efficient, accurate, and saves time compared to other options such as cutting and clipping or manually writing down the information. The "Hammer and Nail" option is irrelevant and not applicable in this context.

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