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EXCEL MCQ

1.

When you copy a range of cells, you must press the its new location.

key while you drag the selection to

2.

As you begin to type a function name within a formula into a cell, a list of functions that begin with the letters you typed appears.

A. True

 

B. False

3.

Put the following five steps in the order in which you would perform them to use the Paste Special function:1. Select and copy a range2. Click the Paste button arrow in the Clipboard group3. Specify exactly what you want to paste4. Click Paste Special to open the dialog box5. Select the range where you want to pase the Clipboard contents

A. 1, 2, 4, 3, 5

 

B. 1, 2, 4, 5, 3

C. 1, 5, 2, 4, 3

D. 1, 5, 2, 3, 4

4.

You can rotate cell contents in Excel so that they appear at any angle or orientation.

A. True

 

B. False

5.

An easy way to sort data when there is only one sort field is to use the Sort A to Z or Sort Z to

A

buttons.

A. True

 

B. False

6.

If

you have data that runs across five columns, from column A to column E, one way to center

a title across the top of the data would be to:

 

A. type the data in A1 and Merge cells A1:A5

B. type the data in A1 and Merge cells A1:E1

C. type the data in C1

D. choose Center from the Format menu

7.

This is a collection of one or more data series.

8.

Excel has a built in format to display 4 digit year values, so you do not need to create on.

A. True

 

B. False

9.

When using a data bar, changing the value of one cell in the range will not affect the size of all the other cells.

A. True

B. False

10. A group of worksheet cells is called a

11.

In pie charts with legends, it's best to make the slice colors as similar as possible.

A. True

B. False

12. When a worksheet is printed, the grid lines that surround the cells are printed by default.

A. True

B. False

13. A field name is also called a(n)

14. If there are too many numbers after the decimal place displayed in a cell, creating a distraction from the data, you could make the data appear cleaner by:

A. reenter all the numbers

B. decrease the column width

C. decrease the font size

D. Use the Number group to decrease the number of digits displayed

15. When creating an Excel document, you should avoid using together, since this is the most common form of color blindness.

A.

red and green

B.

yellow and blue

C.

black and white

D.

red and yellow

text and background

16. The

17. If a formula contains several functions, Excel starts with the outermost function and then moves inward.

button quickly inserts Excel functions.

A. True

B. False

18. You can rotate a 3D chart in only two directions: horizontally along the x-axis and vertically along the y-axis.

A. True

B. False

19. To enter a mixed reference, type $ after either the row or column reference.

A. True

B. False

20. The simplest and most convenient way to add a record to a table is to enter the data in the first blank row below the last record.

A. True

B. False

21. Item in the figure indicates the fields you want to summarize. A. 1 B.
21.
Item
in
the figure indicates the fields you want to summarize.
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
22.
What displays values in different categories; column chart on its side.
23.
When you clear a filter, all filters in the worksheet are cleared
A.
True
B.
False
24.
A(n)
function is conditional.
25.
You can create at most one Excel table in a worksheet
A. True
B. False
26.
A conditional format can make negative numbers red and positive numbers black.

A. True

B. False

27. After Excel displays an existing entry in the column that matches the characters you type, press

the

key to accept the entry

A.

Shift

B.

Tab

C.

Esc

D.

Alt

criteria filter requires that the records displaying begin with the

28. The specified text string.

29. In excel, charts do not remain linked or connected to their data sources if they appear in different worksheets.

A. True

B. False

30. In "SUM(number1 [,number2 ,number3

31. The

])",

number 2 and number 3 are

displays the name of the sheets in the workbook.

32. button is equivalent to using the sum button.

The

A.

COUNT

B.

ADD

C.

AutoSum

D.

AddSum

33. Pressing Ctrl + ' switches to the

34. The Insert Function dialog box tells you how to use functions.

view.

A. True

B. False

35. When you designate a range as a(n)

available for a structured range of data

A. Table

B. catalogue

C. index

D. roster

, Excel provides the same operations as are

36. What uses vertical rectangles to compare values across categories.

37. In "SUM(number1 [,number2 ,number3 numbers or

])"

number 1, number 2, and number 3 may be

A. letters

B. cell references

C. symbols

38. The amount of money being loaned is known as the

A. mortgage

B. principal

C. loan amount

D. proposed principal

39. A "mixed reference" locks one part of the cell reference while the other part can change.

A. True

B. False

40. 60%-Accent is an example of a cell

A. size

B. style

C. border color

D. height

41. In the following formula: =IF(A1="YES","DONE","RESTART"), what happens if A1="NO"?

A. the formula returns the text "RESTART"

B. the formula returns the text "DONE"

C. the formula returns the text "NO"

D. the formula returns the text "NO, RESTART"

42. The numbers, text, or cell references used by the function to return a value are

A.

expressions

B.

arguments

C.

data

D.

values

43. A(n)

includes a series of questions that help you think

about the purpose of the workbook and how to achieve your desired results.

44. The

allows you to use excel to change one or more values in a spreadsheet and

then assess the effect those changes have on the calculated values.

45. After you merge a range into a single cell, you can't realign its content.

A. True

B. False

46. What is a workbook made up of?

47. The process of hiding certain records and viewing the ones you want is called your data.

48. view shows the contents of a worksheet.

49. The

displays the cell reference of the active cell.

50. A

51. I the background color for a workbook is green, what color should you not use for any of the font or highlight colors?

is an excel document.

A. Red

B. White

C. Black

D. Any color is fine

52. One challenge of nesting functions is to make sure that you include all of the parentheses.

A. True

B. False

53. In PivotTable terminology, the fields that you summarize are known as fields.

54. Multiplication before addition is an example of

55. This compares three sets of values in a 3D chart.

56. The simplest and most convenient way to add a record to a table is to enter the data in the first blank row.

A. True

B. False

57. With the Last Quarter criteria filter, quarters are defined as, for example

A. April, May, June

B. March, April, May

C. May, June, July

D. March, April, May, June, July

58. This compares value from different categories; often used to show trends and changes over time.

59. Pie charts are most effective with

60. You can use a table's sizing handle to add columns or rows to a table

or fewer slices.

A. True

B. False

61. This compares relative values of different categories to the whole; similar to the pie chart except that it can display multiple sets of data.

62. When you are in

63. The Paste Options button allows you to

mode, some keyboard shortcuts will work differently.

A. keep source formatting

B. copy formatting only

C.

copy values only

D. all of the above

64. Formatting changes only the appearance of data- it does not affect the data itself.

A. True

B. False

65. A named operation that returns a value is a

66. The function arguments dialog box tells you how to use functions.

A. True

B. False

67. This compares a collection of values from several different data sets.

68. FUNCTION(argument1,argument2,

) is

A. the syntax of writing optional arguments.

B. an example of a formula.

C. the general syntax of all functions.

D. the general syntax of all formulas.

69. If you want to use your PivotTable to combine items into groups, which of the following would not be true?

A. Items that appear as row labels cannot be grouped
B. Items that appear as column labels can be grouped
C. If items are dates, they can be grouped automatically using the Grouping dialog box
D. If items are numbers, they can be grouped manually using the Ctrl key to select items in a group and then choosing Group from the shortcut menu

70. A chart that combines two or more chart types into a single graph is called a(n) chart.

71. Removing the contents of a cell is known as

a cell.

A. clearing

B. emptying

C. editing

D. deleting

72. Once you hide a row, it remains hidden as long as the workbook is active.

A. True

B. False

73. What is a range of values that is plotted as a single unit on the chart.

74. As a general rule you should

A. center column titles, left align text, and right align numbers

B. center column titles, right align text, and left align numbers

C.

right column titles, left align text, and right align numbers

D. left column titles, left align text, and right align numbers

75. If you insert a new row at the top of the table, the new row becomes the header row and is formatted with the table style.

A.

True

B.

False

76. A(n)

77. You use

date

A.

custom

B.

criteria

C.

index

D.

pivot

is a range of values that spans the vertical axis in a column chart.

filters to find all objects with a value greater than X or acquired after a certain

78. To sort data in an Excel worksheet you can use the

A. Sort A to Z and Sort Z to A buttons

B. QuickSort Options

C. Sort command on the Formulas tab

D. Any of the above

79. The most efficient way to format several cells with a specific font, number format, alignment, fon color would be to:

A. use Format Painter

B. format each element using the Toolbar

C. select all and use the Formatting dialog box

D. apply a table style

80. Although 3D Charts are visually attractive, they can obscure the relationship between the values in the chart by making it difficult to see which slice is larger.

A. True

B. False

81. All functions have arguments.

A. True

B. False

82. If you have columns that are truncating your content, but you cannot increase the width of the worksheet and be able to print on one page, a solution for making the test visible without loosing data would be to:

A. abbreviate all text

B. reduce the font size to 8 pt

D.

delete one column

83. None

of

the

data

shown

is

. delete one column 8 3 . None of the data shown is A . aligned

A. aligned

B. truncated

C. formatted

D. formulated

PowerPoint questions Question Excerpt

1. What is the best way to design the layout for your slides?

A. Create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in slide master view

B. For each new slide, select a layout from the Slide Layout task plane

C. Apply templates from the Slide Design task plane

2. To make one section of slides in your presentation use a different design template from the other slides, what do you do?

A. Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different color scheme.
B. Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different design template.
C. Select one of the slides in the section you want to change, customize the fonts and colors, and use the Format Painter to apply those styles to the other slides in the section.

3. Using a custom animation effect, how do you make text appear on a slide letter by letter?

A. Apply the animation scheme Fade in one by one.

B. Apply an entrance effect, and then set it to By letter in the Effect Options dialog box.

C.

Apply the Fly In entrance effect to the text, and then set its speed to Very Slow

4. During a slide show, pressing the Esc key

A. displays the last slide.

B. displays slide 1.

C. ends the slide show.

D. displays the previous slide.

5. To delete the slide currently displayed in the Slide pane

A. select the Delete Slide command.
B. press the Backspace key.
C. select the Removal command, type the slide number in the dialog box, and then select OK.

D. select the Exit command.

6. The Apply Design Template command is used to

A. change the order of the slides.

B. change the shape of the slides.

C. change the background and fonts of the entire presentation.

D. create a new, empty presentation.

7. You've customized a design template in one presentation and you want to use it in another presentation. What's the best way to do this?

A. Use the Browse feature in the Slide Design task pane to find the file that has your design template and apply it to the current file.
B. Copy and paste the slide with the design template you want into the new presentation; inserted slides will inherit the design.
C. Save the presentation that has the design template with a new name, and then use the new file for your presentation.

8. You're giving your presentation, and you need to click to a slide that's a few slides back. How do you get there? Press ESC to get back into normal view; click the correct slide thumbnail in normal

view; then click the Resume Slide Show button. B. Press BACKSPACE until you hit the slide you're looking for. C. Right-click, point to Go on the shortcut menu, point to By Title, and click the slide you want to go to.

9. To make one section of slides in your presentation use a different design template from the other slides, what do you do?

A. Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different color scheme.
B. Select the slide thumbnails in that section, and apply a different design template.
C. Select one of the slides in the section you want to change, customize the fonts and colors, and use the Format Painter to apply those styles to the other slides in the section.

A.

10. What's the best way to design the layout for your slides? Create layouts for slides, handouts, and notes using the Master Layout dialog box in slide

A.

B. For each new slide, select a layout from the Slide Layout task pane.

C. Apply templates from the Slide Design task pane.

master view.

11. Which key do you press to go into Slide Show view and always start on the first slide?

A. ESC

B. F5

C. F7

D. F9

12. You've put a layout on your slide that contains a placeholder for a picture. But you'd rather use the Clip Art task pane to insert the art than the options you get when you click the Insert Clip Art icon in the placeholder. What do you do? Apply a Blank layout instead, and then use the Insert menu (point to Picture, and then

A.

click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture. Select the placeholder on the slide, and then press DELETE. Then use the Insert menu B. (point to Picture, and then click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture. C. Make sure the picture placeholder is selected, and then use the Insert menu (point to Picture, and then click Clip Art) to open the Clip Art task pane and insert the picture.

13. To apply a design template to all your slides, you need to select all the slide thumbnails on the Slides tab before you apply the template.

A. True

B. False

14. The notes pane at the bottom of the PowerPoint window is the only place you can type and work with notes.

A. True

B. False

15. In the PowerPoint window, what's the main area for adding slide content?

A. The Slides tab, on the left of the window.

B. The notes pane.

C. The slide pane, in the middle of the window.

16. PowerPoint has direct connections with which of the following from its toolbars or menu system?

A. Microsoft Word

B. Internet Explorer

C. You EMail program

17. When you apply a design template to a presentation, it can be

A. applied along with another template to the same slide

B. applied to all slides

C. modified in slide show view

D. none of the above

18. In outline view you can

A. move slides

B. edit slides

C. all of the answers

D. create a new slide

19. To place an organization chart on a slide, you must

A. save the presentation

B. update the presentation

C. close the file

D. none of the above

20. You can copy an object using

A. Right mouse button

B. Edit menu

C. Control/C

D. All of the above

21. PowerPoint is best described as

A. Presentation software

B. Database software

C. Drawing Software

D. Desktop publishing software

22. When you first start PowerPoint,

A. The screen is blank, you must choose a template

B. Outline view is visible

C. A title slide for a new presentaion appears

D. You must create a new presentation

23. Which of the following are slide layouts?

A. Title Slide

B. Blank Slide

C. Multimedia Slide

D. All of the above

24. Which of the following cannot be placed on a single slide?

A. Two different color schemes

B. Organization Chart

C. WordArt

D. Excel Spreadsheet

25. You can insert the following on a slide

A. Text

B. Pictures

C. Organization Charts

D. All of the above

26. In creating a new slide you choose a

A. Layout

B. Theme

C. View

D. Picture

27. On a single slide, you can have

A. single video file

B. 2 video files

C. 3 video files

D. all of the above

28. Graphics can be placed

A. all of the answers

B. in a text box

C. behind another graphic

D. off the slide itself

29. To move a text placeholder, you

A. Click and drag on the center of the placeholder

B. Click and drag on a handle on the placeholder

C. Click and drag on the placeholder's hashed border

D. Double click on the center and then drag

30. You can re-arrange slides in

A. Slide view

B. Sorter view

C. Notes Page View

D. Slide Show View