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1. Which of the following is not a multitasking operating system?
(a) DOS
(b) Windows
(c) Unix
(d) Linux

2. What type of software would you need to create an invitation to your birthday party?
(a) Spreadsheet
(b) Database
(c) Word processing
(d) Desktop publishing

3. In MS Word, the key F12 opens a
(a) Save As dialog box
(b) Open dialog box
(c) Save dialog box
(d) Close dialog box

4. Portrait and Landscape are
(a) Page Orientation
(b) Paper Size
(c) Page Layout
(d) All of above

5. Which of the following is not a font style?
(a) Bold
(b) Italics
(c) Regular
(d) Superscript

6. Which of the following is not essential component to perform a mail merge operation in MS Word?
(a) Main document
(b) Data source
(c) Merge fields
(d) Word fields

7. Small squares, called __________, on the selection rectangle that surrounds a graphic can be used to change the dimensions of the graphic.
(a) scroll boxes
(b) sizing handles
(c) status indicators
(d) move handles

8. The minimum number of rows and columns in MS Word document is
(a) 1 and 1
(b) 2 and 1
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 2 and 2

9. MS-Word automatically moves the text to the next line when it reaches the right edge of the screen, this is called
(a) Carriage Return
(b) Enter
(c) Word Wrap
(d) None of these

10. Thesaurus tool in MS Word is used for
(a) Deletion
(b) Synonyms and Antonyms words
(c) Grammar options
(d) All of above

11. To autofit the width of column in MS Word
(a) Double click the left border of column
(b) Double click the right border of column
(c) Double click the column header
(d) All of these

12. AutoCorrect was originally designed to replace __________ words as you type.
(a) Grammatically incorrect
(b) Sentence incorrect
(c) Misspelled
(d) None of these

13. The Word Count command on the Tools menu displays the number of words as well as the number of __________ in the current document.
(a) Lines
(b) Characters
(c) Paragraphs
(d) All of these

14. What is a quick way to extend these numbers to a longer sequence, for instance 1 through 20?
(a) Select both cells, and then drag the fill handle over the range you want, for instance 18 more rows
(b) Select the range you want, include both cells, point to fill on the Edit menu, and then click down.
(c) Copy the second cell, click in the cell below it, on the standard toolbar click the down arrow on the Paste button, and then click Paste Special
(d) All of the above

15. Formulas in Excel start with
(a) %
(b) =
(c) +
(d) –

16. The cell reference for cell range of K2 to N12 is
(a) K2.N12
(b) K2;N12
(c) K2:N12
(d) K2-N12

17. What is the AutoComplete feature of Excel?
(a) It automatically completes abbreviated words
(b) It completes text entries that match an existing entry in the same column
(c) It completes text and numeric entries that match an existing entry in the same column
(d) It completes text entries that match an existing entry in the same worksheet

18. Which of the following is correct syntax in Excel?
(a) IF(LogicalTest, TrueResult, FalseResult)
(b) IF(LogicalTest, (TrueResult, FalseResult))
(c) IF(LogicalTest, TrueResult) (LogicalTest, FalseResult)
(d) IF(LogicalTest, TrueResult), IF(LogicalTest, FalseResult)

19. If the cell B1 contains the formula =$A$1, which of the following statements is true?
(a) There is a relative reference to cell A1
(b) There is an absolute reference to cell A1
(c) Further changes in value of A1 will not affect the value of B1
(d) Further changes in value of B1 will affect the value of A1

20. When all the numbers between 0 and 100 in a range should be displayed in Red Color,
(a) Use =if() function to format the required numbers red
(b) Apply Conditional Formatting command on Format menu
(c) Select the cells that contain number between 0 and 100 then click Red color on Text Color tool
(d) All of above

21. Which of the following can you paste selectively using Paste Special command?
(a) Validation
(b) Formats
(c) Formulas
(d) All of these

22. Which of the following series type is not valid for Fill Series dialog box?
(a) Linear
(b) Growth
(c) Autofill
(d) Time

23. A numeric value can be treated as label value if __________ precedes it.
(a) Apostrophe (‘)
(b) Exclamation (!)
(c) Hash (#)
(d) Tilde (~)

24. Which Chart can be created in Excel?
(a) Area
(b) Line
(c) Pie
(d) All of these

25. Getting data from a cell located in a different sheet is called
(a) Accessing
(b) Referencing
(c) Updating
(d) Functioning

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26. What is a slide-title master pair?
(a) The title area and text area of a specific slide
(b) A slide master and title master merged into a single slide
(c) A slide master and title master for a specific design template
(d) All of the above

27. In the context of animations, what is a trigger?
(a) An action button that advances to the next slide
(b) An item on the slide that performs an action when clicked
(c) The name of a motion path
(d) All of above

28. Special effects used to introduce slides in a presentation are called
(a) Effects
(b) Custom animations
(c) Transitions
(d) Present animations

29. How can you create a uniform appearance by adding a background image to all slides?
(a) Create a template
(b) Edit the slide master
(c) Use the autocorrect wizard
(d) All of these

30. What is defined by the handout master?
(a) Slide formatting
(b) Layout of audience handout notes
(c) Handout content formatting for Microsoft Word export
(d) All of the above

31. Which command brings you to the first slide in your presentation?
(a) Next slide button
(b) Page up
(c) Ctrl + Home
(d) Ctrl + End

32. To maintain the perspective (height and width ratio) of an object when resizing, you need to
(a) Press and hold the shift key while dragging a corner sizing handle
(b) Press and hold the alt + ctrl keys while dragging a middle handle
(c) Drag a corner sizing handle
(d) (a) and (c)

33. Which statement is valid about computer program?
(a) High level languages must be converted into machine language to execute
(b) High level language programs are more efficient and faster to execute
(c) It is more difficult to identify errors in high level language program than in low level programs
(d) All of these

34. Software intended to satisfy a user’s specific processing needs are called
(a) System software
(b) Process software
(c) Documentation
(d) Application software

35. In magnetic disks data is organized on the platter in a concentric sets or rings called
(a) Sector
(b) Track
(c) Head
(d) block

36. The performance of cache memory is frequently measured in terms of a quantity called
(a) miss ratio
(b) hit ratio
(c) latency ratio
(d) read ratio

37. A CPU contains
(a) a card reader and a printing device
(b) an analytical engine and a control unit
(c) a control unit and an arithmetic logic unit
(d) an arithmetic logic unit and a card reader

38. The first computers were programmed using
(a) assembly language
(b) machine language
(c) source code
(d) object code

39. Register is a group of _________
(a) OR gates
(b) OR & AND gate
(c) Flip-flops
(d) None of these

40. The address bus flow in _________
(a) Bidirection
(b) Unidirection
(c) Mulidirection
(d) Circular

41. Status register is also called as _________
(a) Accumulator
(b) Stack
(c) Counter
(d) Flags

42. Which of the following statements is true?
(a) Minicomputer works faster than Microcomputer
(b) Microcomputer works faster than Minicomputer
(c) Speed of both the computers is the same
(d) The speeds of both these computers cannot be compared

43. A computer cannot ‘boot’ if it does not have ______
(a) Compiler
(b) Loader
(c) Operating System
(d) Assembler

44. What characteristic of read-only memory (ROM) makes it useful?
(a) ROM information can be easily updated.
(b) Data in ROM is non-volatile, that is, it remains there even without electrical power.
(c) ROM provides very large amounts of inexpensive data storage.
(d) ROM chips are easily swapped between different brands of computers.

45. The output quality of a printer is measured by
(a) Dot per inch
(b) Dot per sq. inch
(c) Dots printed per unit time
(d) All of the above

46. Which of the printers used in conjunction with computers uses dry ink powder?
(a) Daisy wheel printer
(b) Line printer
(c) Laser printer
(d) Thermal printer

47. Main component of first generation computer was
(a) Transistors
(b) Vacuum Tubes and Valves
(c) Integrated Circuits
(d) None of the above

48. Result of logical operation is _________
(a) Boolean
(b) Integer
(c) Character
(d) String

49. Where is data stored when it is brought into processor?
(a) Auxiliary
(b) Main memory
(c) Register
(d) Magnetic tape

50. What is the register that contains the address of the next instruction?
(a) Instruction register
(b) Program counter
(c) Accumulator
(d) Container