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Excel 1 Practice



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

An Excel ____ allows data to be summarized and charted easily.
a.
worksheet
c.
document
b.
workflow
d.
presentation
 

 2. 

The person or persons requesting the worksheet should supply their requirements in a ____ document.
a.
blank
c.
requirements
b.
test issues
d.
certified
 

 3. 

The first step in creating an effective worksheet is to make sure you ____.
a.
apply font formatting
c.
insert a chart
b.
understand what is required
d.
enter the data
 

 4. 

To enter data in a cell, you must first select the ____.
a.
row
c.
column
b.
worksheet
d.
cell
 

 5. 

____ is/are used to place worksheet, column, and row titles on a worksheet.
a.
Color
c.
Links
b.
Text
d.
Tabs
 

 6. 

Clicking the ____ box completes an entry.
a.
Cancel
c.
Enter
b.
Formula
d.
Tab
 

 7. 

The ____ is a blinking vertical line that indicates where the next typed character will appear.
a.
scroll box
c.
insertion point
b.
sheet tab
d.
split bar
 

 8. 

The ____ feature works behind the scenes, fixing common typing or spelling mistakes when you complete a text entry.
a.
AutoComplete
c.
AutoFormat
b.
AutoCorrect
d.
AutoTyping
 

 9. 

Pressing the ____ key to complete an entry activates the adjacent cell to the right.
a.
RIGHT ARROW
c.
UP ARROW
b.
LEFT ARROW
d.
DOWN ARROW
 

 10. 

By default, text is ____ in a cell.
a.
left-aligned
c.
justified
b.
centered
d.
right-aligned
 

 11. 

In Excel, a number can contain the characters ____.
a.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
c.
. $ % E e
b.
+ - ( ) , /
d.
all of the above
 

 12. 

The range of cells receiving copied content is called the ____ area.
a.
fill
c.
location
b.
range
d.
paste
 
 
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 13. 

A ____ is a series of two or more adjacent cells in a column or row or a rectangular group of cells, as shown in the accompanying figure.
a.
range
c.
nearby cell
b.
bunch
d.
neighbor
 

 14. 

You can enter the correct range in a function by typing the beginning and ending cell references separated by a ____.
a.
semi-colon (;)
c.
period (.)
b.
colon (:)
d.
none of the above
 

 15. 

The range of cells receiving the content of copied cells is called the ____.
a.
receiver cell
c.
receiving range
b.
final cell
d.
destination area
 

 16. 

A ____ reference is an adjusted cell reference in a copied and pasted formula.
a.
revised
c.
recycled
b.
relative
d.
retained
 

 17. 

The ____ is the small black square located in the lower-right corner of the heavy border around the active cell.
a.
selection handle
c.
fill handle
b.
sizing handle
d.
copy handle
 

 18. 

The ____ button allows you to choose whether you want to copy the values from the source area to the destination area with formatting.
a.
Copy Options
c.
Formatting Options
b.
Replace Options
d.
Auto Fill Options
 

 19. 

The ____ preceding a formula alerts Excel that you are entering a formula or function and not text.
a.
quotation mark (“)
c.
plus (+)
b.
colon (:)
d.
equal sign (=)
 

 20. 

You ____ a worksheet to emphasize certain entries and make the worksheet easier to read and understand.
a.
save
c.
format
b.
print
d.
clear
 

 21. 

You can apply the Bold font style by pressing the ____ keyboard shortcut keys.
a.
ALT+B
c.
SHIFT+B
b.
CTRL+B
d.
TAB+B
 

 22. 

Combining two or more selected cells into one cell is called ____ cells.
a.
merging
c.
combining
b.
mixing
d.
spanning
 

 23. 

Which of the following is the Ribbon path to the Cell Styles button?
a.
(HOME tab | Styles group)
c.
(HOME tab | Format group)
b.
(STYLES tab | Home group)
d.
(FORMAT tab | Styles group)
 

 24. 

What effect does the Accounting Number Format have on the selected cells?
a.
Converts alphabetic characters to numbers
b.
Displays cell contents with two decimal places that align vertically
c.
Performs tax calculations
d.
Copies the numbers of one cell to another
 

 25. 

What effect does the Comma Style format have on the selected cells?
a.
Converts decimals to commas within a cell
b.
Converts decimals to commas within merged cells
c.
Displays cell contents with two decimal places and commas as thousands separators
d.
Allows for substitution of selected characters
 

 26. 

Pressing the ____ keyboard shortcut key(s) selects cell A1.
a.
CTRL+HOME
c.
HOME
b.
CTRL+END
d.
END
 

 27. 

How many chart types does Excel offer?
a.
5
c.
29
b.
10
d.
50
 

 28. 

A pie chart with one or more slices offset is referred to as a(n) ____ pie chart.
a.
exploded
c.
offset
b.
outer
d.
rasterized
 

 29. 

The date you change a file is an example of a(n) ____ property.
a.
automatically updated
c.
standard
b.
baseline
d.
indexed
 

 30. 

____ properties are associated with all Microsoft Office files and include author, title, and subject.
a.
Automatic
c.
Replacement
b.
Hidden
d.
Standard
 

 31. 

You use ____ to view an XPS file.
a.
Adobe Reader
c.
Microsoft PowerView
b.
Backstage View
d.
XPS Viewer
 

 32. 

The ____ area on the status bar includes six commands as well as the result of the associated calculation on the right side of the menu.
a.
AutoFormat
c.
AutoFunction
b.
AutoComplete
d.
AutoCalculate
 

 33. 

Which of the following keys toggles between Insert mode and Overtype mode?
a.
INSERT
c.
TAB
b.
ENTER
d.
ALT
 

 34. 

To erase an entire entry in a cell and then reenter the data from the beginning, press the ____ key.
a.
ALT
c.
CTRL
b.
ESC
d.
TAB
 

 35. 

Which of the following keys moves the insertion point to the beginning of data in a cell?
a.
HOME
c.
INSERT
b.
ENTER
d.
TAB
 

 36. 

Which of the following keys moves the insertion point to the end of data in a cell?
a.
HOME
c.
END
b.
DELETE
d.
BACKSPACE
 

 37. 

The ____ button allows you to erase recent cell entries.
a.
Undo
c.
Bold
b.
Cell Style
d.
Increase Decimal
 

 38. 

Excel remembers the last ____ actions you have completed.
a.
25
c.
75
b.
50
d.
100
 

 39. 

Press ____ to select the entire worksheet.
a.
F1
c.
ALT+A
b.
CTRL+A
d.
F4
 

 40. 

If you wish to sign out of your Microsoft account, tap or click ____ on the ribbon to open the Backstage view and then tap or click the Account tab to display the Account gallery, and tap or click the Sign out link.
a.
ACCESS
c.
EXIT
b.
TOOLS
d.
FILE
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

A requirements document includes a needs statement, source of data, summary of calculations, and any other special requirements for a worksheet.
 

 2. 

Worksheet titles and subtitles should be as wordy as possible.
 

 3. 

A thin red border indicates the active cell.
 

 4. 

Both the Cancel box and the Enter box appear on the formula bar when you begin typing in a cell.
 

 5. 

When you tap or click the Enter box to complete an entry in a cell, the active cell moves down to the next cell in the same column.
 

 6. 

The AutoCorrect feature can automatically capitalize the first letter in the names of days.
 

 7. 

When text is longer than the width of a column, Excel displays the overflow characters in adjacent cells to the right as long as those adjacent cells contain no data.
 

 8. 

Excel recognizes the following as text: 401AX21, 921-231, 619 321, 883XTY.
 

 9. 

When entering dollar values in cells, you also must type the dollar sign ($), commas, and any trailing zeros.
 

 10. 

A single point is about 1/32 of one inch in height.
 

 11. 

Excel can display characters in only three font colors: black, red, and blue.
 

 12. 

A character with a point size of 10 is about 10/72 of one inch in height.
 

 13. 

Modifying the column widths usually is done last because other formatting changes may affect the size of data in the cells in the column.
 

 14. 

Live preview is available on a touch screen.
 

 15. 

You can turn off the Bold formatting for selected text by clicking the Roman button (Home tab | Font group).
 

 16. 

A given range contains the data that determines the size of slices in a corresponding pie chart; these entries are called the category names.
 

 17. 

To add a pie chart, first select the data to be charted and then tap or click the Insert Pie or Doughnut Chart button (INSERT tab | Charts group).
 

 18. 

To use the AutoCalculate area, select the range of cells containing the numbers for a calculation you want to verify and then press and hold or double-click the AutoCalculate area to display the Customize Status Bar shortcut menu.
 

 19. 

If a major error is made when typing data into a cell, tap or click the Cancel box in the formula bar or press the ESC key to erase the entire entry, and then reenter the data from the beginning.
 

 20. 

With Excel in Edit mode, you can edit cell contents directly in the cell.
 

 21. 

You can press the RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW keys to position the insertion point during in-cell editing.
 

 22. 

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) program provides an opportunity for you to obtain proof that you have the Excel 2013 skills required by employers.
 

 23. 

To clear the entire worksheet, tap or click the Clear All button on the worksheet.
 

 24. 

You can clear cell contents and formatting by tapping or clicking Clear Contents on the Clear button menu.
 

 25. 

You should press the SPACEBAR to clear a cell.
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 1. 

A(n) ____________________ conveys a visual representation of data.
 

 

 2. 

Careful ____________________ can reduce your effort significantly and result in a worksheet that is accurate, easy to read, flexible, and useful.
 

 

 3. 

The easiest way to select a cell is to move the block _______________________ pointer to the cell and then click.
 

 

 4. 

Worksheet ____________________ typically contain descriptive information about items in rows or contain information that helps to group the data in the worksheet.
 

 

 5. 

The active cell reference appears in the ____________________ on the left side of the formula bar.
 

 
 
nar002-1.jpg
 

 6. 

A cell is selected, or ____________________, when a heavy border surrounds the cell, as shown in the accompanying figure.
 

 

 7. 

As you type, Excel displays the entry (and the Cancel box and Enter box) in the ____________________.
 

 

 8. 

____________________ corrects two initial capital letters by changing the second letter to lowercase.
 

 

 9. 

If the next entry you want to make is in an adjacent cell, use the ____________________ keys to complete the entry in the current cell and make the adjacent cell the active cell.
 

 

 10. 

Excel’s ____________________ function, which adds all of the numbers in a range of cells, provides a convenient means to calculate a total.
 

 

 11. 

You can click the ____________________ button arrow (HOME tab | Editing group) to view a list of often-used functions.
 

 

 12. 

The automatically adjusted cell reference in a pasted formula is called a(n) ____________________.
 

 

 13. 

The ____________________ button allows you to choose whether you want to copy the values from the source area to the destination area with or without formatting.
 

 

 14. 

____________________ indicates how characters are emphasized.
 

 

 15. 

The default font for a new workbook is ____________________ 11-point regular black.
 

 

 16. 

____________________ cells involves creating a single cell by combining two or more selected cells.
 

 

 17. 

Like an area chart, a(n) ____________________ chart often is used to illustrate changes in data over time.
 

 

 18. 

You can double-tap or double-click the ____________________ tab of the worksheet whose name you want to change.
 

 

 19. 

____________________ involves reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using computers, mobile devices, and related technologies.
 

 

 20. 

While typing in a cell, you can press the ____________________ key to erase all the characters back to and including the incorrect character you just typed.
 

 

Modified True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the identified word or phrase to make the statement true.
 

 1. 

In a worksheet, columns typically contain information that is similar to a list. _________________________

 

 2. 

The group of adjacent cells beginning with B4 and ending with B8, written as B4:B8, is called a(n) range. _________________________

 

 3. 

The opposite of merging cells is splitting a merged cell. _________________________

 

 4. 

The Top status bar command is used to display the highest value in the selected range in the AutoCalculate area. _________________________

 

 5. 

If you accidentally undo an action, you can use the Redo button to redo it. _________________________

 

Multiple Response
Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.
 
 
Modified Multiple Choice
 

 1. 

You can insert a function in a cell by ____.
 a.
tapping or clicking the Insert Function button in the formula bar
 b.
typing + and one or more letters and then selecting the function name from a list
 

 2. 

The characters that Excel displays on the screen are a specific ____.
 a.
font
 c.
size
 b.
style
 d.
color
 

 3. 

____ is an electronic image format, sometimes called a fixed format.
 a.
XPS
 c.
BMP
 b.
TIF
 d.
PDF
 

 4. 

A ____ is information that exists on a physical medium such as paper.
 a.
hard copy
 c.
validation
 b.
column
 d.
printout
 

 5. 

If you have multiple Excel workbooks open, to close all open workbooks and exit Excel, ____.
 a.
press ALT+F4
 b.
press and hold the Excel app button on the taskbar and then tap 'Close all windows' on the shortcut menu
 

Matching
 
 
Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
a.
ALT+PAGE DOWN
f.
END
b.
ARROW
g.
INSERT
c.
CTRL+HOME
h.
SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
d.
HOME
i.
BACKSPACE
e.
CTRL+F
j.
SPACEBAR
 

 1. 

Selects the cell at the beginning of the row that contains the active cell.
 

 2. 

Displays the Find dialog box.
 

 3. 

Selects the cell one worksheet window to the right.
 

 4. 

Selects the adjacent cell in the direction of the arrow on the key.
 

 5. 

Highlights one or more adjacent characters to the right.
 

 6. 

Should not be used to clear a cell.
 

 7. 

Deletes characters to the left of the insertion point.
 

 8. 

Selects cell A1.
 

 9. 

Toggles between Insert and Overtype mode.
 

 10. 

Moves the insertion point to the end of data in a cell.
 

Essay
 

 1. 

List and briefly describe six chart types from which you can choose in Excel. Mention how you select the appropriate type of chart.
 

 2. 

Discuss document properties. Include definitions of these terms: standard properties and automatically updated properties. Be sure to give at least two reasons why document properties are valuable.
 

 3. 

Discuss how to correct errors after entering data into a cell using in-cell editing.
 

Case
 
 
Critical Thinking Questions
Case 1-1

Perry has recently expanded his business and hired two employees. As a result of this expansion, he is considering carefully how to establish policies and procedures for creating workbooks.
 

 1. 

Perry decides that before either of his employees creates a new workbook he must give them a ____.

a.
requirements document
c.
file name
b.
USB flash drive
d.
table of keyboard shortcuts
 

 2. 

Perry also decides that he should approve ____ of any proposed worksheet.

a.
the font and font size
c.
a sketch
b.
a chart
d.
the title and subtitle text
 
 
Critical Thinking Questions
Case 1-2

Anita is new to Microsoft Excel 2013. As she uses the application, she is beginning to see that Excel offers many features to help her save time and be more productive.
 

 3. 

Which of the following features helps Anita be more productive by automatically reducing the number of misspelled or mistyped words?
a.
AutoComplete
c.
AutoCorrect
b.
AutoCalculate
d.
Auto Fill
 

 4. 

Which of the following Excel features helps Anita be more productive by helping her more easily organize and identify her workbook files?

a.
Shortcut menus
c.
Contextual tabs
b.
Document properties
d.
Enhanced ScreenTips
 



 
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