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Excel 3 Practice



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

 1. 

Cell references in a formula are called ____.
a.
assumptions
c.
numbers
b.
comments
d.
content
 

 2. 

When you set up a worksheet, you should use cell references in formulas whenever possible, rather than ____ values.
a.
logical
c.
consistent
b.
constant
d.
calculated
 

 3. 

You use the ____ sheet in the Format Cells dialog box to position data in a cell by centering it, for example.
a.
Alignment
c.
Center
b.
Left and Right
d.
Position
 

 4. 

If you enter 90 in the Degrees box in the ____ area of the Format Cells dialog box, the text will appear vertically and read from bottom to top in the cell.
a.
Position
c.
Slope
b.
Orientation
d.
Incline
 

 5. 

____ text often provides a strong visual appeal.
a.
Launched
c.
Logical
b.
Tiny
d.
Rotated
 

 6. 

To open the Format Cells dialog box with the Alignment sheet active, tap or click the Alignment Settings ____.
a.
button
c.
option button
b.
check box
d.
Dialog Box Launcher
 

 7. 

When you first enter text, its angle is ____ degrees, and it reads from left to right in a cell.
a.
45
c.
0
b.
90
d.
125
 

 8. 

The ____ Auto Fill Option that fills the destination area using the format of the source area; no content is filled.
a.
Copy Cells
c.
Fill Without Formatting
b.
Fill Formatting Only
d.
none of the above
 

 9. 

Which of the following Auto Fill Options menu options is the same as the Fill Series option?
a.
Fill Months
c.
Fill Formatting Only
b.
Fill Without Formatting
d.
Copy Cells
 

 10. 

Which of the following cell contents is extended to Qtr3, Qtr4, and Qtr1 by dragging the fill handle?
a.
Quarter 1
c.
Qtr2
b.
Qtr1
d.
Quarter4
 

 11. 

Which of the following patterns extends the fill series to 575, 550, 525?
a.
650, 600
c.
560, 580
b.
625, 600
d.
500, 475
 

 12. 

Which of the following is an extension of the fill pattern Sunday, Tuesday?
a.
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
c.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
b.
Thursday, Saturday, Monday
d.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
 
 
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 13. 

In the accompanying figure, the split double arrow mouse pointer ____.
a.
indicates a hidden column
b.
allows text to be entered at that location
c.
is the result of moving the mouse pointer to the boundary between column heading A and column heading B
d.
indicates the proposed width of column A
 

 14. 

Which of the following is the path to the Increase or Decrease Indent button?
a.
(HOME tab | Clipboard group)
c.
(HOME tab | Alignment group)
b.
(HOME tab | Editing group)
d.
(HOME tab | Number group)
 

 15. 

The Increase Indent button indents the contents of a cell to the right by ____ spaces each time you click it.
a.
two
c.
four
b.
three
d.
five
 

 16. 

The Copy button copies the contents and format of the source area to the Office ____, a temporary storage area in the computer’s memory.
a.
Ribbon
c.
Folder
b.
Clipboard
d.
File
 

 17. 

After shrinking entries to fit in cells, consider using the ____ slider on the status bar to make the entries more readable.
a.
View
c.
Display
b.
Preview
d.
Zoom
 

 18. 

In the context of copying a range of cells to a nonadjacent location, an alternative to clicking the Paste button is to press the ____ key.
a.
ENTER
c.
CTRL
b.
ALT
d.
SHIFT
 

 19. 

Using the mouse to move or copy cells is called ____.
a.
drop and drag
c.
drag and copy
b.
drag and drop
d.
drag and paste
 

 20. 

Which of the following is the path to the Insert Cells arrow?
a.
(HOME tab | Editing group)
c.
(HOME tab | Cells group)
b.
(HOME tab | Number group)
d.
(HOME tab | Inserting group)
 

 21. 

If formulas located in other cells reference cells in a deleted row or column, Excel does not adjust these cell references but instead displays the ____ error message.
a.
#NULL!
c.
#N/A
b.
#DIV/0!
d.
#REF!
 

 22. 

Which of the following is not a valid format symbol?
a.
semi-colon (;)
c.
dollar sign ($)
b.
percent sign (%)
d.
comma (,)
 

 23. 

When assigned to a cell, the ____ function returns a number that corresponds to the system date and time beginning with December 31, 1899.
a.
SYSDATE
c.
DATETIME
b.
NOW
d.
CURRENT
 

 24. 

Which of the following formulas contains an absolute cell reference?
a.
=$B4
c.
=$B$4
b.
=B$4
d.
=B4
 

 25. 

The ____ function is useful when you want to assign a value to a cell based on a logical test.
a.
IF
c.
AND
b.
NOW
d.
OR
 

 26. 

Which comparison operator means “not equal to”?
a.
<=
c.
<
b.
>
d.
<>
 

 27. 

____ refers to cells not wide enough to display the entire entry.
a.
#####
c.
$$$$$
b.
&&&&&
d.
+++++
 

 28. 

Error messages begin with the ____ symbol.
a.
?
c.
!
b.
=
d.
#
 

 29. 

A(n) ____ IF function is one in which the action to be taken for the true or false case includes yet another IF function.
a.
included
c.
nested
b.
other
d.
duplicate
 

 30. 

A(n) ____ chart provides a simple way to show trends and variations in a range of data within a single cell.
a.
section
c.
special
b.
sparkline
d.
sparkle
 

 31. 

You can press the ____ keys to open the Format Cells dialog box.
a.
CTRL+1
c.
CTRL+3
b.
CTRL+2
d.
CTRL+4
 

 32. 

The path to the Format Painter button is ____.
a.
(HOME tab | Number group)
c.
(HOME tab | Painting group)
b.
(HOME tab | Clipboard group)
d.
(HOME tab | Font group)
 

 33. 

____ the Format Painter button and then drag through the nonadjacent ranges to paint the formats to the ranges.
a.
Click or tap
c.
Double-click or double-tap
b.
Press or long-press
d.
Triple-click or tap
 

 34. 

You should use a ____ chart to compare values side by side, broken down by category.
a.
Column
c.
Line
b.
Bar
d.
Clustered Column
 

 35. 

Charts can either be embedded in a worksheet or placed in a separate ____.
a.
worksheet
c.
chart sheet
b.
dialog box
d.
range
 

 36. 

In a clustered column chart, the names of each column are part of the ____ series.
a.
category
c.
label
b.
data
d.
legend
 

 37. 

Which of the following is the path to the Zoom button?
a.
(VIEW tab | Zoom group)
c.
(INSERT tab | Zoom group)
b.
(HOME tab | Zoom group)
d.
(ZOOM tab | View group)
 

 38. 

When working with a large worksheet, you can split the window into ____ panes.
a.
three or four
c.
two or six
b.
four or five
d.
two or four
 

 39. 

Which of the following is the path to the Goal Seek button?
a.
(INSERT tab | Goal Seek group)
c.
(DATA tab | Data Tools group)
b.
(HOME tab | Data Tools group)
d.
(ANALYSES tab | Goal Seeking group)
 

 40. 

____ seeking assumes you can change the value of only one cell referenced directly or indirectly to reach a specific goal for another cell.
a.
Goal
c.
Option
b.
Formula
d.
Function
 

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

 1. 

Text in a cell can be rotated counterclockwise by entering a number in the Alignment sheet in the Format Cells dialog box. Which of the following are valid values for that number?
 a.
15
 c.
145
 b.
90
 d.
180
 

 2. 

If the contents of a cell copied using the fill handle is Sunday and Tuesday, what are the next three values of the extended series?
 a.
Wednesday
 c.
Saturday
 b.
Thursday
 d.
Monday
 

 3. 

Following the insertion of a row, the Insert Options button lets you select from which of the following options?
 a.
Format Same As Above
 c.
Format Same As Below
 b.
Undo Formatting
 d.
Clear Formatting
 

 4. 

Which of the following are formatting symbols?
 a.
Dollar sign ($)
 c.
Pound sign (#)
 b.
Comma (,)
 d.
Percent sign (%)
 

 5. 

The arguments in an IF function are ____.
 a.
logical_test
 c.
value_if_true_false
 b.
value_if_true
 d.
value_if_false
 

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

 1. 

Rotated text allows you to fit more text into a smaller column width.
 

 2. 

Excel allows you to rotate text in a cell counterclockwise by entering a number between -1 degrees and -90 degrees.
 

 3. 

If you drag the fill handle to the left or up, Excel will increment the series rather than decrement the series.
 

 4. 

The Increase Indent button indents the contents of a cell to the right by three spaces each time you click it.
 

 5. 

The Linked Pictures option in the Paste Options gallery copies an image of the source area as a picture so that a change to the cells in the source area updates the picture in the destination area.
 

 6. 

The incorrect use of copying, deleting, inserting, and moving ranges of cells has the potential to render a worksheet useless.
 

 7. 

A date stamp shows the date a workbook, report, or other document was created or the time period it represents.
 

 8. 

A relative cell reference instructs Excel to adjust the cell reference as it copies it to the destination area.
 

 9. 

A cell reference with only one dollar sign before either the column or the row is called an absolute reference.
 

 10. 

The syntax of the IF function is IF(logical_test), value_if_false, value_if_true).
 

 11. 

The <= comparison operator means less than or equal to.
 

 12. 

The path to the Logical button is (FORMULAS tab | Function Library group).
 

 13. 

When Excel cannot calculate a formula, it displays an error message in a cell.
 

 14. 

A nested IF function is one in which the action to be taken for the true or false case includes yet another IF function.
 

 15. 

The NETWORKDAYS function checks a formula for correctness.
 

 16. 

You can nest IF functions as deep as you want, but after you get beyond a nest of three IF functions, the logic becomes difficult to follow.
 

 17. 

Excel includes four types of sparkline charts: line, column, win/loss, and stock.
 

 18. 

Many ribbon commands, galleries, and shortcut keys function as toggles or switches.
 

 19. 

You can select nonadjacent ranges using the SHIFT key.
 

 20. 

The underline format underlines the entire cell, not just the characters in the cell.
 

 21. 

With bar charts, you can drag the bar in the chart in one direction or another to change the corresponding value in the worksheet.
 

 22. 

When you change a value on which a chart is dependent, Excel immediately redraws the chart based on the new value.
 

 23. 

The range of entries that identifies the major groups for a clustered column chart are called the category names.
 

 24. 

When you rest the mouse pointer over a chart item, such as the legend, Excel displays a chart tip containing the name of the item.
 

 25. 

When you magnify a worksheet, Excel enlarges the view of the characters on the screen and displays more rows and columns.
 

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. 

You can click the Logical button (FORMULAS tab | Function Library group) and tap or click IFERROR to insert the IF function. _________________________

 

 2. 

You can replace a formula with its function so it remains constant. _________________________

 

 3. 

You can press the CTRL+ACCENT MARK(`) keys to display the formulas in a worksheet. _________________________

 

 4. 

Panes created using the vertical split bar scroll together horizontally. ________________________

 

 5. 

Exploding worksheet columns and rows is a useful technique for viewing large worksheets that extend beyond the window. _________________________

 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 1. 

____________________ are values in cells that can be changed to determine new values for formulas.
 

 

 2. 

The ____________________ option on the Auto Fill Options menu fills the destination area with contents using the format of the source area and does not create a series.
 

 

 3. 

The ____________________ option on the Auto Fill Options menu fills the destination area with a series that uses the format of the source area.
 

 

 4. 

The ____________________ option on the Auto Fill Options menu fills the destination area using the format of the source area; no content is copied unless the fill is a series.
 

 

 5. 

The ____________________ option on the Auto Fill Options menu fills the destination area with the contents but without the formatting of the source area.
 

 

 6. 

The ____________________ option on the Auto Fill Options menu fills the destination area with a series of months using the format of the source area.
 

 

 7. 

____________________ is the default option that Excel uses to fill an area with the Auto Fill Options menu.
 

 

 8. 

You can create your own ____________________ fill sequences for use with the fill handle.
 

 

 9. 

When the Paste Options button is visible, you can use ____________________ to access the paste commands available in the Paste Options gallery.
 

 

 10. 

You know Excel is in Copy mode when a small plus sign appears next to the block arrow mouse pointer during a(n) ____________________ operation.
 

 

 11. 

Excel displays the error message ____________________ in cells to indicate a cell reference error in a formula.
 

 

 12. 

A(n) ____________________ cell reference instructs a paste operation to keep the same cell reference as it copies a formula from one cell to another.
 

 

 13. 

AND, OR, and NOT are called ____________________ operators.
 

 

 14. 

The ____________________ function is useful when you want to assign a value to a cell based on a logical test.
 

 

 15. 

You can specify the style and color for the parts of a sparkline chart by selecting a style in the Styles group on the ____________________.
 

 

 16. 

The ____________________ at the bottom of the Fill Color and Font Color buttons changes to the most recently selected color.
 

 
 
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 17. 

The type of chart shown in the accompanying figure is a(n) ____________________ chart.
 

 

 18. 

When you change a value on which a chart is dependent, Excel immediately ____________________ the chart.
 

 

 19. 

Excel allows you to ____________________ the titles so that the titles remain on the screen no matter how far down or to the right you scroll.
 

 

 20. 

A sensitivity analysis is another name for a(n) ____________________ analysis.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
a.
NOW function
f.
#NAME?
b.
Fill Formatting Only
g.
Keep Source Formatting
c.
goal seeking
h.
Fill Series
d.
what-if analysis
i.
IF function
e.
NUM!
j.
absolute cell referencing
 

 1. 

Fills a destination area using the format of the source area; no content is copied.
 

 2. 

Pastes the contents, format, and styles of the source area.
 

 3. 

The default option to fill an area.
 

 4. 

Returns a number that corresponds to the system date and time beginning with December 31, 1899.
 

 5. 

Keeps a cell reference constant when copying a formula or function.
 

 6. 

Assigns a value to a cell based on a logical test.
 

 7. 

Indicates a cell is using a name Excel does not recognize.
 

 8. 

Indicates a cell that uses a number incorrectly.
 

 9. 

Scrutinizes the impact of changing values in cells that are referenced by a formula in another cell.
 

 10. 

Determines the value of a cell on which the formula depends.
 

Essay
 

 1. 

Briefly discuss how Excel modifies cell references when copying and pasting formulas, including an explanation of absolute, relative, and mixed cell references.
 

 2. 

Discuss how you should format the various elements of a worksheet.
 

 3. 

Explain in detail the utility of freezing worksheet columns and rows.
 

Case
 
 
Critical Thinking Questions
Case 3-1

George runs a mid-size accounting practice and recently upgraded to Excel 2013. He expects sales to grow in the next few months during tax season. After that, he would like to begin upgrading some of the equipment and furniture for the employees in his office. He will start with the Reception area, which has the most visibility.
 

 1. 

If sales reach a certain amount by the end of April, George will purchase a desk, chair, computer, and software upgrade for the receptionist. Otherwise, George will just purchase the desk and chair. How can George determine the best action to take using a Sales Data worksheet?

a.
Copy and paste all his Sales data formulas with relative references
c.
Add the NOW function formula to his Sales data worksheet
b.
Add an IF function formula to his Sales data worksheet
d.
Copy and paste all his Sales data formulas with absolute references 
 

 2. 

In George’s Sales Data worksheet, the result for a formula in cell H14 is ######. What should George do?

a.
increase the width of column H
c.
run the calculation again to find the available value
b.
provide a correct argument or operand
d.
replace the incorrect formula in cell H14 with one that does not divide by zero
 
 
Critical Thinking Questions
Case 3-2

Bea is the best pie baker around. She has decided to go into business and takes a survey in her town to find out what types of pies are favorites. She decides to record her data in a worksheet she can present to the bank when she seeks a loan for her business startup costs. Bea is new to using Excel, however, and she would like to become conversant in the keyboard shortcuts for the options available in the Paste Options gallery to expedite her work.
 

 3. 

Bea finished adding the results of her survey to a worksheet in her new workbook, including the number of people who voted for each type of pie. If in manipulating the worksheet she wants to copy the contents and formatting of a source area but not the formula, which keyboard shortcut will she use?

a.
CTRL+R
c.
CTRL+E
b.
CTRL+A
d.
CTRL+W
 

 4. 

Bea wants to copy the contents and format of a source area but transpose, or swap, the rows and columns. What keyboard shortcut can she use to do this?

a.
CTRL+S
c.
CTRL+K
b.
CTRL+T
d.
CTRL+D
 



 
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