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Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel   TRUE/FALSE        1)   The name of the active workbook appears in the status bar of the Excel window

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Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel

 

TRUE/FALSE

 

     1)   The name of the active workbook appears in the status bar of the Excel window.

 

 

     2.   The formula bar displays the value or formula of the active cell.

 

 

     3.   The sheets in a workbook are identified in the sheet tabs at the top of the workbook window.

 

 

     4.   The AutoComplete feature automatically completes an entry based on previous entries in a column.

 

 

     5.   A ScreenTip is a box with descriptive text about a command that appears when you point to a button on the ribbon.

 

 

     6.   Speed Fill enters text based on patterns it finds in the data.

 

 

     7.   The worksheet is organized into individual cells.

 

 

     8.   An adjacent range is a collection of separate ranges.

 

     9.   Numeric data is any number that can be used in a mathematical calculation.

 

 

   10.   AutoFit changes the column width or row height to display the longest or tallest entry within the column or row.

 

 

MODIFIED TRUE/FALSE

 

     1.   Column width is expressed in terms of the number of characters a column can contain or the size of the column in points. _________________________

 

 

     2.   A keyboard shortcut is a key or combination of keys that you press to access a feature or perform a command. _________________________

 

 

     3.   A common business practice is to include a worksheet named Documentation that contains a description of the workbook, the name of the person who prepared the workbook, and the date it was created. _________________________

 

 

     4.   When text wraps within a cell, the column width increases so that all of the text within the cell is displayed. _________________________

 

 

 

     5.   A formula is written using operands that combine different values, resulting in a single value that is then displayed in the cell. _________________________

 

 

     6.   Every function follows a set of rules, or syntax, which specifies how the function should be written. _________________________

 

 

     7.   Cutting moves the selected content, whereas copying duplicates the selected content. _________________________

 

 

     8.   When you insert a new row, the existing rows are shifted down and the new row has the same width as the row above it. _________________________

 

 

 

     9.   In the formula, =2+6*2, addition would be calculated after multiplication. _________________________

 

 

   10.   Normal view shows how the worksheet will appear when printed. _________________________

 

 

MATCHING

 

Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.

a.

function

f.

sheet tabs

b.

Name box

g.

Ctrl

c.

worksheet

h.

Normal view

d.

range

i.

formula view

e.

order of operations

j.

template

 

 

     1.   Contains a grid of rows and columns into which you can enter text, numbers, dates, and formulas, and display charts.

 

     2.   Multiplication before addition

 

     3.   When you copy a range of cells, you must press this key while you drag the selection to its new location

 

     4.   A named operation that replaces the arithmetic expression in a formula

 

     5.   A group of worksheet cells

 

     6.   Press Ctrl + ` to switch to this view

 

     7.   Displays the cell reference of the active cell

 

     8.   Shows the contents of the worksheet

 

     9.   Displays the name of the sheets in the workbook

 

   10.   A preformatted workbook with many design features and some content already filled in.

 

       

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

     1.   The advantage of an electronic ____ is that the content can be easily edited and updated to reflect changing financial conditions.

a.

database

c.

expression

b.

spreadsheet

d.

formula

 

 

 

     2.   Keyboard ____ can help you work faster and more efficiently because you can keep your hands on the keyboard.

a.

KeyTips

c.

ShortTips

b.

ScreenTips

d.

shortcuts

 

 

 

     3.   In ____, the ribbon increases in height, the buttons are bigger, and more space appears around each button so you can more easily use your finger or a stylus to tap the button you need.

a.

Touch Mode

c.

Tap Mode

b.

Click Mode

d.

Normal Mode

 

 

 

     4.   “AZ” is an example of a ____.

a.

column heading

c.

cell reference

b.

row heading

d.

Name box

 

 

 

     5.   To go to column A of the current row, press ____.

a.

Ctrl + Home

c.

Shift + Tab

b.

Home

d.

Tab + Enter

 

 

     6.   An Excel worksheet can have a maximum of ____ columns in a worksheet.

a.

156

c.

16,384

b.

256

d.

17 million

 

 

 

     7.   To make A1 the active cell, you should press which of the following keys?

a.

Page Up

c.

Home

b.

Page Down

d.

Ctrl + Home

 

 

 

     8.   You can move to the previous or next sheet by pressing the ____ keys.

a.

Alt + Page Up or Alt + Page Down

c.

Tab + Page Up or Tab + Page Down

b.

Ctrl + Page Up or Ctrl + Page Down

d.

F4 + Page Up or F4 + Page Down

 

 

 

     9.   Each range is identified with a range reference that includes the cell reference of the upper-left cell of the rectangular block and the cell reference of the lower-right cell separated by a ____.

a.

semi-colon

c.

colon

b.

period

d.

comma

 

 

 

   10.   The characters +, -, *, and / are examples of ____.

a.

formulas

c.

arithmetic operators

b.

values

d.

calculations

 

 

 

   11.   An Excel formula always begins with a(n) ____.

a.

parentheses

c.

plus sign

b.

equals sign

d.

colon

 

 

 

   12.   The formula used to multiply cell A1 by cell C1 is ____.

a.

=A1*C1

c.

=A1/C1

b.

C1*A1

d.

A1*C1

 

 

 

   13.   A(n) ____ is a group of cells in a rectangular block.

a.

cluster

c.

selection

b.

adjunct

d.

range

 

 

 

   14.   In the figure above, Box 1 points to the formula =F13*G13 in the ____.

a.

address box

c.

formula box

b.

address bar

d.

formula bar

 

 

   15.   In the figure above Box 3, points to color coded ____ references.

a.

cell

c.

row

b.

formula

d.

function

 

 

 

   16.   In the figure above, Box 2 points to a formula in ____ multiplying the values in cells F13 and G13.

a.

cell F13

c.

cell G13

b.

cell H13

d.

cell H13

 

 

 

   17.   When you insert a new column, the existing columns are shifted to the ____ and the new column has the same width as the column directly to its left

a.

right

c.

down

b.

up

d.

left

 

 

 

   18.   If you want to create a new line within a cell, press the ____ keys to move the insertion point to the next line within the cell.

a.

Ctrl + Enter

c.

Alt + E

b.

Alt + Enter

d.

Ctrl + E

 

 

 

   19.   What is the result of the expression =50+20/10*5?

a.

60

c.

25

b.

1

d.

50

 

 

 

   20.   To change the order of operations, enclose part of the formula in ____.

a.

brackets

c.

parentheses

b.

italics

d.

quotation marks

 

 

 

   21.   Excel makes reading formulas simpler by ____ each cell reference in the formula and its corresponding cell in the worksheet.

a.

color coding

c.

highlighting

b.

bolding

d.

italicizing

 

 

 

   22.   To switch to ____ mode, you double-click the cell.

a.

Insert

c.

Edit

b.

Copy

d.

Paste

 

 

 

   23.   To change a column width, you can click ____ on the Column submenu to make the column(s) as wide as the longest entry of the cells in the column.

a.

QuickFit

c.

Full Column

b.

AutoFit

d.

Longest

 

 

 

   24.   ____ makes it easier to enter repetitive text in cells.

a.

Editing mode

c.

AutoComplete

b.

AutoFit

d.

AutoFill

 

 

 

   25.   Which of the following takes precedence over multiplication?

a.

division

c.

addition

b.

exponentiation

d.

subtraction

 

 

 

   26.   ____ enters text based on patterns it finds in the data.

a.

AutoComplete

c.

AutoFit

b.

Flash Fill

d.

Fill

 

 

 

   27.   In ____ orientation, a page is taller than it is wide.

a.

natural

c.

portrait

b.

landscape

d.

basic

 

 

 

   28.   ____ displays the location of the different page breaks within the worksheet.

a.

Normal

c.

Page Break Preview

b.

Page Preview

d.

Page Break Layout

 

 

 

   29.   You can ____ the width or the height of the printout so that all of the columns or all of the rows fit on a single page.

a.

shrink

c.

scale

b.

size

d.

scroll

 

 

 

   30.   According to the order of operation in Excel:

 

a.

Excel performs exponentiation, then multiplication and division, then addition, and subtraction.

b.

Excel performs multiplication, then exponentiation, then division, then addition, and then subtraction.

c.

Excel performs exponentiation, then multiplication, then division, then subtraction, and then addition.

d.

Excel performs multiplication, then division, then exponentiation, then addition, and then subtraction.

 

 

 

   31.   To move the active cell up one row, press ____.

a.

Shift + Enter

c.

Shift + Tab

b.

Ctrl + Tab

d.

Ctrl + Enter

 

 

 

   32.   Which of the following will not change the location of the active cell?

a.

drag and drop

c.

clicking another cell

b.

scrolling

d.

clicking a column heading

 

 

 

   33.   When you copy a selection of cells using drag and drop, which appears before you release the mouse button?

a.

an outline of the new location of the selected range

b.

the range

c.

a cell reference of the old location

d.

shortcut tip

 

 

 

   34.   What is the syntax for a SUM formula adding the values of cell F6 to F9?

 

a.

/SUM(F9:F6)

c.

=END(F6:F9)

b.

=SUM(F6/F9)

d.

=SUM(F6:F9)

 

 

 

   35.   Ctrl + G is used to access the ____.

a.

Go to Next worksheet command

b.

G column

c.

Go to a location in the worksheet command

d.

formula view

 

 

 

   36.   mm/dd/yyyy is known as ____.

a.

a text string

c.

a date format

b.

text data

d.

number data

 

 

 

   37.   Whenever you click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar or press the ____  keys, the workbook file is updated to reflect the latest content.

a.

Ctrl + V

c.

Ctrl + C

b.

Ctrl + G

d.

Ctrl + S

 

 

 

   38.   To move or copy a range of cells, select the correct order:

1. Move the pointer over the border of the selection until the pointer changes shape.

2. Select the cell or range you want to move or copy.

3. To move the range, click the border and drag the selection to a new location, or to copy the range, hold down the Ctrl key and drag the selection to a new location.

a.

1,2,3

c.

1,3,2

b.

3,2,1

d.

2,1,3

 

 

 

   39.   In the above figure, which box displays the formula in the formula bar?

a.

1

c.

5

b.

2

d.

6

 

 

   40.   In the above figure, which box displays the ScreenTip displaying the syntax of the SUM function?

a.

1

c.

5

b.

4

d.

6

 

 

 

   41.   In the figure above, which box displays the range references?

a.

2

c.

5

b.

4

d.

6

 

 

 

   42.   In the figure above, which box displays the highlighted cells used in the function?

a.

1

c.

5

b.

3

d.

6

 

 

 

Case-Based Critical Thinking Questions

 

Case 1-1

Tyler has created a spreadsheet to keep track of his customers for his house-sitting business. In the spreadsheet, he includes the owners’ names, addresses, phone number, and number of days his services are needed.

 

   43.   Column B in Tyler’s spreadsheet contains the addresses of his clients. Some of the addresses are truncated so Roger ____.

a.

uses the AutoComplete command to allow for complete entries

b.

uses the AutoFit command to remove unwanted space

c.

resizes the column width until all addresses are visible

d.

switches to Edit mode

 

 

 

   44.   One of the entries Tyler enters into the spreadsheet automatically right-aligns in the cell. Which entry does this?

 

a.

customer phone number

c.

number of days

b.

customer name

d.

customer address

 

 

 

   45.   Tyler wants to include the years that each client has been with him. He wishes to insert a new column called “Year” between Column C (Phone Number) and Column D (Number of Days ). To do this, Tyler selects ____.

a.

Column C, then clicks the Insert button in the Cells group

b.

Columns C and D, then clicks the Insert button in the Cells group

c.

Column D, then clicks the Insert button in the Cells group

d.

Columns C and D, then clicks the Insert Column Between button in the Cells group

 

 

 

   46.   Tyler inserts a new column between columns C and D. The newly inserted column has the  ____.

a.

same width as the original column C

b.

same width as the original column D

c.

default width which is applied to all new columns

d.

average width of all columns in the worksheet

 

 

 

   47.   Tyler notices that the Address column is too wide. He could use that extra space for other columns so he ____.

a.

autofits the column by double-clicking the cell with the longest entry

b.

autofits the column by double-clicking its border

c.

autofits the column by selecting it, then clicking the AutoFit button in the Cells group

d.

places the mouse pointer on the column border and drags to the right

 

 

 

Case-Based Critical Thinking Questions

 

Case 1-2

Samantha is a distributor of jewelry. She uses Excel 2013 to record her inventory and order forms. Samantha’s worksheet for her company’s monthly orders needs to display summary information including the total number of items ordered and the amount of revenue generated from those orders.

 

   48.   Samantha will add the number of orders. She chooses to use the ____ function from the AutoSum feature.

a.

MAX

c.

SUM

b.

ADD

d.

TOTAL

 

 

 

   49.   To activate the AutoSum feature, Samantha clicks in the ____.

a.

cell below the group of cells she wants to add

b.

cell to the right of the last cell in the group of cells she wants to add

c.

formula bar

d.

active cell

 

 

 

   50.   Samantha decides to rename her worksheet “Samantha’s Jewelry Business Worksheet” but she is unable to complete the word “Worksheet” because Excel ____.

a.

only allows for three words in a sheet name

b.

only allows for 31 characters in a sheet name

c.

only allows one word in a sheet name

d.

does not allow for symbols such as the apostrophe in Sam’s in sheet names

 

 

 

   51.   Samantha wants to find out how much money she will make on her largest order, which is currently in row E. Cell E4 contains the number of items ordered and cell E5 contains the price per item. An appropriate formula would be ____.

a.

=E4+E5

c.

=E4*E5

b.

=E5/E4

d.

=E4^E5

 

 

 

   52.   Samantha has entered several formulas in her worksheet. All of a sudden, she realizes that the cells that once displayed the formula results are now displaying the formulas and all of the columns are wider. She must have switched to ____.

a.

editing mode by double-clicking the results cell

b.

formula view by pressing Ctrl + Alt

c.

editing mode by pressing Ctrl + Alt

d.

formula view by pressing Ctrl + `

 

 

COMPLETION

 

     1.   A(n) ____________________ is a grouping of text and numbers in a rectangular grid or table.

 

 

     2.   Keyboard ____________________ can help you work faster and more efficiently because you can keep your hands on the keyboard.

 

 

     3.   The active cell is highlighted with a thick green border, its cell reference appears in the ____________________, and the corresponding column and row headings are highlighted.

 

 

     4.   The range reference for a(n) ____________________ range includes the range reference to each range, separated by a semicolon.

 

     5.   When you ____________________ a workbook, a dialog box might open, asking whether you want to save the workbook.

 

     6.   A(n) ____________________ is a named operation that replaces the arithmetic expression in a formula.

 

     7.   A(n) ____________________ of the original range is placed in the new location without removing the original range from the worksheet.

 

     8.   The ____________________ function will not include any cell in the range containing a non-numeric value in the final tally.

 

     9.   A(n) ____________________ includes a series of questions that help you think about the purpose of the workbook and how to achieve your desired results.

 

 

   10.   ____________________ removes the data from the row or column as well as removes the row or column itself.

 

   11.   ____________________ enters text based on patterns it finds in the data.

 

 

   12.   Two common ____________________ changes are adding borders to cells and changing the font size of text.

 

   13.   The ____________________ font size for worksheets is 11 points.

 

 

   14.   ____________________ view shows how the worksheet will appear when printed.

 

 

   15.   Changing the page orientation affects only the ____________________ sheet.

 

 

ESSAY

 

     1.   Explain the following Excel 2013 terms: spreadsheet, cell, worksheet, and active cell.

 

 

     2.   The order of operations for arithmetic operators is exponentiation, multiplication, division, addition, and then subtraction. In your opinion, what is the best order of precedence for the following Excel tasks and why: 1) work in editing mode, 2) switch to formula view, 3) rename sheet tabs, 4) resize columns and rows, 5) create a planning analysis sheet, and 6) enter data?

 

     3.   You have three college bound children and you would like to keep track of each of the costs related to tuition. Do you decide to create three Excel workbooks or one Excel workbook with three worksheets and why?

 

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