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Understanding Excel Functions Test

Free Online Microsoft Excel Tests
Excel 2010 - Formulas and Functions

* How to Find a Function
* How to Insert a Function
* How to Edit a Function
* Sum and Count

10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers
and Answer Explanations

Understanding Excel Functions Test

1) Which of the following is NOT a function category you can select functions from in Excel?
a) The Financial category.
b) The Text category.
c) The Conditional Formatting category.
d) The Engineering category.


2) What is the purpose of the Insert Function dialogue box?
a) It is used to search for specific functions using keywords and descriptions.
b) It is used to insert a specific function by clicking on its name in the Insert Function list.
c) It is used to display information about the arguments needed to build a function.
d) All of the above options are correct.

Free Excel Test - Formulas and Functions - Understanding Functions Test - Question 3

3) Study the screenshot above.  How many arguments does the above function contain?
a) There are four arguments:  IF, Logical_test, Value_if_true and Value_if_false.
b) There are three arguments: Logical_test, Value_if_true and Value_if_false.
c) There are two arguments:  Logical and Value.
d) There are five arguments: IF, Logical_test, Value_if_true and Value_if_false and Logical_test.

Free Excel Test - Formulas and Functions - Understanding Functions Test - Question 4

4) Study the screenshot above.  This is an example of a function entered into a cell.  What will the result be if the function is used to evaluate cell A1 above?
a) It will return:  above average
b) It will return: below average
c) It will return the value: 12.
d) It will return an error.


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            Understanding Functions Test - Question 5

5) Study the screenshot above.  What is the contents of the Value if False part of this argument?
a) It is: 0.
b) It is: ISBLANK.
c) It is: A1.
d) It is: 10.

6) Which of the following methods can you use to edit a function that has been created and inserted into a cell?
a) Double click the cell containing the function and make amendments to the function within the cell.
b) Click the cell containing the function and then click in the Formula Bar to make amendments to the function.
c) Click the cell containing the function and then click on the fx symbol to the left of the Formula Bar to launch the Function Arguments dialogue box where amendments can be made.
d) All of the above options are correct.

7) Patrick needs a function that can count all the item reference numbers he inserts in a spreadsheet for stock keeping purposes.  How can he go about finding a function to do this?
a) If he clicks on the Home tab in Excel, he can use the Find & Select function to look for a function that counts items.
b) If he presses Ctrl+F on his keyboard, he can use the Find dialogue box to look for a function that counts items.
c) If he presses Shift+F3 he can use the Insert Function dialogue box to look for a function that counts items.
d) All of the above options are correct.


8) It is often impossible to tell what the purpose of a function is by just looking at the name of a function, for example, VLOOKUP.  Which of the following is an easy way to find just a short description of the purpose of a function?
a) In the Insert Function dialogue box, click on the function name to get a short description of what the function is used for.
b) Open Excel Help from the Backstage View and search for the function in the Help Library.
c) Insert the function in a cell and right-click the cell for an explanation.
d) All of the above options are correct.

9) Under which tab(s) on the Ribbon will you find the Function Library from where you can insert functions into your worksheet?
a) Under the Insert tab on the Ribbon.
b) Under the Formulas tab.
c) Under the Home tab on the Ribbon.
d) All of the above options are correct.
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            Understanding Functions Test - Question 10
10) Study the screenshot above.  Do you think the arguments for this SUM function has been completed correctly?
a) No, the references entered into Number1 and Number4 are incorrect.
b) No, the cells are not from the same range, for example A5 and B5 is not even the same column reference.
c) Yes, the cells contain valid arguments referring to various non-adjacent cell references.
d) The arguments above do not represent the SUM function.