NC COMPUTER SKILLS TEST DESKTOP PUBLISHING PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Circle the letter of the correct answer. 1. For correct keyboarding, what is the recommended placement of fingers on the home row keys?
A. B. C. Fingers of the left hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-; Fingers of the right hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the left hand on J-K-L-j Fingers of the left hand on A-S-E-F and the fingers on the right hand on J-K-OP Fingers of the left hand on Q-W-E-R and fingers on the right hand on U-I-OP

6.

Which key moves the cursor to the beginning of the next line of text?
A. B. C. D. Shift Tab Enter Backspace/delete

7.

D.

To create a capital letter, you must use which special key simultaneously with the letter key?
A. B. C. D. Enter Esc Tab Shift

2.

You have finished your travel brochure for social studies. How can you see what your document will look like before printing?
A. B. C. D. View the brochure. Print preview. Open the brochure. You can’t – you must print it first.

8.

For correct keyboarding, which finger should be used to depress the Enter key?
A. B. C. D. Thumb Pinkie Pointing finger Ring finger

3.

Label each of the following devices as input or output.
A. B. C. D. printer _____________ scanner ____________ keyboard ____________ touchscreens _____________

9.

What type of software would you need to create an invitation to your birthday party?
A. B. C. D. Spreadsheet Database Word processing Desktop publishing

4.

Laura needs to design a brochure for her French Club. What type of computer program would she most likely use?
A. B. C. D. Word processing Virtual reality Simulation Desktop publishing

10.

In a word processing program, word wrap refers to:
A. Typing that extends beyond the right margin then automatically continues onto the next line. Finishing a document. Words that are unacceptable. Words with too little space between them.

B. C. D.

5.

A word processing program could be used to do all of the following tasks except which one?
A. B. C. D. Develop a table of historical events. Calculate the expenditures for a candy sale. Create a letter to a friend. Create an essay for history class.

NC COMPUTER SKILLS TEST DESKTOP PUBLISHING PRACTICE QUESTIONS
Circle the letter of the correct answer. 11. In a word processing program, what key should you press to begin a new paragraph?
A. B. C. D. Tab Shift Alt Enter

17.

The backspace key is used to:
A. B. C. D. indent double space back up and erase/delete move to the next line

18.

Efficient keyboarding techniques require you to:
A. B. C. D. key while watching your hands. key at least 75 words per minute. key without watching your hands. use all function keys.

12.

Yesterday, Randy wrote a poem using his word processing program. Today, he wants to print it. What must he do before he can print the poem?
A. B. C. D. Choose a File, then Print. Proofread his handwritten copy. Save the poem. Retrieve the poem.

19.

Spell checkers work by looking up words in a _____________ stored in the word processing program.
A. B. C. D. Thesaurus word list file Dictionary

13.

Renee wants to create a newsletter for her English project. What type of software should she use?
A. B. C. D. Database Spreadsheet Desktop publishing Communication

20. What are Times New Roman and Arial?
A. B. C. D. Points Fonts Templates Graphics

14.

Which key must be depressed in order to use the 10-key pad on the right-hand side of the keyboard?
A. B. C. D. The Num Lock key The Control key The Caps Lock key The Shift key

15.

Which key do you press to create an indention?
A. B. C. D. The Enter key The Insert key The Tab key The Esc key

16.

Which of the following would be picked up as an error by the spell check feature in a piece of software?
A. B. C. D. I am to years old. Mr. Smith is my teacher. We is going to the movies. My favorit color is blue.

NC COMPUTER SKILLS TEST DESKTOP PUBLISHING PRACTICE QUESTIONS
Circle the letter of the correct answer.

21.

Identify the main computer hardware components pictured below. Use the word bank to correctly label each part.
printer cpu monitor keyboard mouse scanner floppy disk drive floppy diskette CD-Rom drive

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