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Word Basics Test

Free Online Microsoft Word Tests
MS Word 2010 - Getting Started

* The Ribbon
* The Quick Access Toolbar
* Vertical and Horizontal Ruler
* Vertical and Horizontal Scroll Bar
* The Status Bar

10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers
& Answer Explanations

Word Basics Test

1) Study the image below this question.  Where is the Status Bar located?
a) At the top of the screen denoting the document name (Document1 – Microsoft Word).
b) The bar located at the bottom of the screen that allows you to move the view to the right or left.
c) The groups of icons located at the top of the screen which is also known as the Ribbon.
d) The bar at the bottom of the screen that gives information such as Section, Page, Words, etc.
Question 1 - Word Test - Getting Started - Status Bar
2) The horizontal and vertical margins have disappeared on your document.  Which of the following is a possible solution?
a) Close the Word document and reopen it again.
b) Click on the View Ruler button located at the top of the vertical scroll bar on the right-hand side of the screen.
c) Double click in the ruler area to re-display the ruler.
d) Click on the View Ruler button located at the top left hand side of the screen that looks like an L.

3) Which of the following statements are true about the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)?
a) It can be located at the top left-hand corner of the screen OR below the Ribbon.
b) It can contain functions that are also on the Ribbon.
c) It can be modified to contain any functions you frequently use in Word.
d) All of the above are true.

4) Lucy is writing her dissertation.  She wants to know how many words she has so far.  Study the screen shot of her program window below.  Which of the following would be the quickest solution for her?  
a) If she right clicks on the Status Bar and select 'Word Count' it will display the number of words in her document.
b) If she clicks on Word Count on the Status Bar it will display the number of words in her document. 
c) If she selects her whole document and click on Word Count in the Status Bar it will display the number of words in her document.
d) If she moves the Vertical Scroll Bar down to the end of the document and then click on Word Count in the Status Bar, it will display the number of words in her document.
Question 4 - Word Test - Getting Started



5) Study the image of a Word screen below.  The Horizontal Scroll bar has disappeared. What is the explanation for this?  
a) It is disabled.  To re-enable it, click on the View Rulers button.
b) There is no horizontal scroll bar in Word, only a Vertical Scroll Bar.
c) The document fits the screen horizontally, there is no content that is obscured.  The Horizontal Scroll Bar is therefore hidden.
d) It is disabled.  Right-click the Status Bar to re-enable it.
Question 5 - Word Test - Getting Started

6) Study the image of a Word screen below this question.  Which of the following statements is NOT true about the document pictured?
a) The document contains 12,856 words.
b) The cursor is currently positioned on page 2 of the document.
c) There are 18 pages in the document in total.
d) All of the above are correct.
Question 6 - Word Test - Getting Started

7) What is the function of the icon circled in orange in the image below?
a) It is a toggle switch to hide or display the vertical and horizontal rulers.
b) It is a toggle switch to hide or display the vertical and horizontal scroll bars.
c) It is the function button to enlarge the screen size or make it smaller.
d) It is a shortcut that takes you to the top of the document.
Question 7 - Word Test - Getting Started

8) What is the correct name for the words/labels circled in orange in the image below?
a) The Ribbon Names.
b) The Quick Access Toolbar.
c) The Ribbon Tabs.
d) None of the above options are correct.
Question 8 - Word Test - Getting Started


9) What will happen if you click on the Home Tab?
a) A dialogue box is launched containing functions relating to the Home Tab.
b) A group with functions relating to Font and Tables will open.
c) You will be taken back to where you started your document.
d) It will open an area of your Ribbon that contains functions associated with the Home Tab.

10) Study the image of a Word screen below this question.  Why is part of the ruler displayed in white whilst the rest of the ruler appears greyed out?
a) The 'white' and 'greyed out' section denote the current horizontal margin size of the document.
b) The 'white' section denotes the area of the document that is selected horizontally on the page.
c) The 'white' section denotes the paper size that is being used.
d) The 'white' section denotes the area of the page that is used and therefore represents the page height.
Question 10 - Word Test - Getting Started