MS Excel Questions & Answers

  • Shortcut Keys of MS-Excel and their Descriptions
    Shortcut Keys Description
    F2 Edit the selected cell.
    F5 Go to a specific e.g., C6
    F7 Spell chech selected text and/or document.
    F11 Create chart.
    Ctrl + Shift + ; Enter the current time.
    Ctrl + ; Enter the current date.
    Alt + Shift + F1 Insert new worksheet.
    Shift + F3 Open the Excel formula window.
    Shift + F5 Bring up search box.
    Ctrl + A Select all contents of the worksheet.
    Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
    Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
    Ctrl + K Insert link.
    Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
    Ctrl + 5 Strike through highlighted selection.
    Ctrl + P Bring up the print dialog box to begin printing.
    Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
    Ctrl + F9 Minimise current workbook.
    Ctrl + F10 Maximise currently selected workbook.
    Ctrl + F6 Switch between open workbooks/windows.
    Ctrl + Page up Move between Excwl worksheets in the same Excel document.
    Ctrl + Page down Move between Excwl worksheets in the same Excel document.
    Ctrl + Tab Move between two or more open Excel files.
    Alt + = Create a formula to sum all of the above cells.
    Ctrl + ' Insert the value of the above cell into cell currently selected.
    Ctrl + Shift + ! Format number in comma format.
    Ctrl + Shift + $ Format number in currency format.
    Ctrl + Shift + # Format number in date format.
    Ctrl + Shift + % Format number in percentage format.
    Ctrl + Shift + @ Format number in time format.
    Ctrl + Arrow key Move to next section of text.
    Ctrl + Space Select entire column.
    Shift + Space Select entire row.
  • 1. With which of the following all formulas in excel starts ?
A.) /
B.) *
C.) $
D.) =

Answer: Option 'D'

=

  • 2. On an excel sheet the active cell in indicated by ?
A.) A dotted border
B.) By italic text
C.) A dark wide border
D.) A blinking border

Answer: Option 'C'

A dark wide border

  • 3. What term describes explanatory text attached to a cell ?
A.) Context
B.) Callout
C.) Comment
D.) Dialog

Answer: Option 'C'

Comments

  • 4. How we can view a cell comment ?
A.) position the mouse pointer over the cell
B.) click the comment command on the view menu
C.) click the edit comment commands on the Insert menu
D.) click the Display comment command on the window menu

Answer: Option 'A'

position the mouse pointer over the cell

  • Tit-Bits
    * Each new workbook created in Excel has three worksheets by default.
    * Active cell a cell in which you are currently working.
    * File format or extension of Excel is .xlsx or .xls.
    * Illustations group allows insertion of pictures, clio art, shapes and smart art.
    * Scatter compares pairs of values.
    * Charts wizard used to create charts in MS-Excel.
    * Embedded chart is chart that is drawn on an existing sheet.
  • 5. Which of these will not select all the cells in a document ?
A.) Using the Edit - Select All menu
B.) Pressing Ctrl + A on the keyboard
C.) Clicking three times with the right mouse button in the spreadsheet
D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'C'

Clicking three times with the right mouse button in the spreadsheet