Microsoft Excel

Q1. Some of your data in Column C is displaying as hashtags (#) because the column is too narrow. How can you widen Column C just enough to show all the data?

Q2. Which two functions check for the presence of numerical or nonnumerical characters in cells?

Q3. If you drag the fill handle (lower-right corner) of cell A2 downward into cells A3, A4, and A5, what contents will appear in those cells?


Q4. If cell A3 contains the text THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY, what will the function =PROPER(A3) return?

Q5. In the worksheet below, you want to use Data > Subtotal to show a subtotal value per sport. What must you do BEFORE applying the Subtotal function?


Q6. When editing a cell, what do you press to cycle between relative, mixed, and absolute cell references?

Q8. What is the best way to activate the Excel Help system?

Q9. Which format will display the value 27,500,000 as 27.5?

Q10. When using Goal Seek, you can find a target result by varying _ at most.

Q11. In the image below, which option(s) can you select so that the appropriate field headers appear in cells A4 and B3 instead of the terms Row Labels and Column Labels, respectively?

Tabular form

Q12. A cell contains the value 7.877 and you want it to display as 7.9. How can you accomplish this?

Q13. Which formula is NOT equivalent to all of the others?

Q14. Which custom format will make the cells in column A appear like the corresponding cells in column B?

Q15. Which function returns a reference to a cell (or cell range) that is a specified distance from a base cell?

Q16. You’re working with columns whose width and font-size should not be changed. Yet the columns are too narrow to display all the text in each cell. What tool should you use to solve the problem?

Q17. Of the four chart types listed, which works best for summarizing time-based data?

Q18. The AutoSum formulas in the range C9:F9 below return unexpected values. Why is this?

AutoSum formula

Q19. The text filter in column A is designed to display only those rows where column A entry has a particular attribute. What is this attribute?

text filter

Q20. To ensure shapes and other objects are an equal left-to-right distance apart, select the shapes, click Page Layout > Align, and then click _.

Q21. An organization chart, which shows the hierarchy within a company or organization, is available as _ that is included with Excel.

Q22. You want to be able to restrict values allowed in a cell and need to create a drop-down list of values from which users can choose. Which feature should you use?

Q23. To round up a value to the nearest increment of your choice, such as the next five cents, what function should you use?

Q24. Which function returns the largest value amongst all values within the range H2:H30?

Q25. Which chart type can display two different data series as a different series type within the same chart?

Q26. In the image below, what does clicking the button indicated by the green arrow do?

Select all

Q27. Which formula returns the value in cell A1 of the worksheet named MySheet?

Q28. In the worksheet below, you want to copy the formatting of cell A1 into cells B1:D1. Which approach (see arrows) accomplishes this the most efficiently?

Copy formatting

Q29. Which formula correctly counts the number of numeric values in both B4:E4 and G4:I4?

Q30. After activating a chart, which sequence adds a trendline to the chart?

Q31. Which Excel add-in will help you find a target result by varying multiple inputs to a formula?

Q32. What tool would you use to prevent the input in a cell of a date outside a specific range?

Q33. You want to apply subtotals per sport in the data below. What should you do before applying subtotals?


Q34. When you sort a list of numerical value into ascending or descending order, the value in the middle of the list is the _.

Q35. Which format setting does not change the background appearance of a cell?

Q36. In Excel, what do most formulas begin with?

Q37. You need to determine the commission earned by each Sales Rep, based on the Sales amounts in B3:B50 and the Commission rate specified in cell A1. You want to enter a formula in C3 and copy it down to C50. Which formula should you use?

  A B C
1 8.5% 2018 Commission  
2 Sales Rep 2018 Sales Commission Earned
3 Jordan Hinton $123,938.00  
4 Lilah Douglas $5594,810.00  
5 Karyn Reese $235,954.00  
6 Chiquita Walsh $684,760.00  

Q38. If you start a date series by dragging down the fill handle of a single cell that contains the date 12/1/19, what will you get?

Q39. To discover how many cells in a range contain values that meet a single criterion, use the _ function.

Q40. Your worksheet has the value 27 in cell B3. What value is returned by the function =MOD (B3,6)?

Q41. For an IF function to check whether cell B3 contains a value between 15 and 20 inclusively, what condition should you use?

Q42. Which format setting does not change the background appearance of a cell?

Q43. The charts below are based on the data in cells A3:G5. The chart on the right was created by copying the one on the left. Which ribbon button was clicked to change the layout of the chart on the right?


Q44. Cell A20 displays an orange background when its value is 5. Changing the value to 6 changes the background color to green. What type of formatting is applied to cell A20?

Q45. What does this formula do? =Sum(Sheet1:Sheet4!D18)

Q46. What is the term for an expression that is entered into a worksheet cell and begins with an equal sign?

Q47. How does the appearance of an array formula differ from that of a standard formula?

Q48. In a worksheet, column A contains employee last names, column B contains their middle initials (if any), and column C contains their first names. Which tool can combine the last names, initials, and first names in column D without using a worksheet formula?

Q49. Which formula returns the value in cell A10 of the worksheet named Budget Variances?

Q50. Which function returns the leftmost five characters in cell A1?

Q51. Which function returns TRUE if cell A1 contains a text value?

Q52. Which of these functions returns the largest value among all values within the range H2:H30?

Q53. You select cell A1, hover the pointer over the cell border to reveal the move icon, then drag the cell to a new location. Which ribbon commands achieve the same result?

Q54. You want to add a column to the PivotTable below that shows a 5% bonus for each sales rep. That data does not exists in the original data table. How can you do this without adding more data to the table?


Q55. You need to determine the commission earned by each Sales rep, based on the Sales amount in B3:B50 and the Commission rate specified in cell A1. You want to enter a formula in C3 and copy it down to C50. Which formula should you use?


Q56. The NOW() function returns the current date and time as 43740.665218. Which part of this value indicates the time?

Q57. Cell A2 contains the value 8 and cell B2 contains the value 9. What happens when cells A2 and B2 are merged and then unmerged?

Q58. In the formula =VLOOKUP(A1,D1:H30,3,FALSE), the lookup value (A1) is being looked for in _.

Q59. An .xlsx workbook is saved into .csv format. What is preserved in the new .csv file?

Q60. Which function, when entered into cell G7, allows you to determine the sum total of annual sles for market regions 18 and greater?


Q61. Which function, when entered into cell F2 and then dragged to cell F6, returns the performance rating text (e.g., “Good”, “Poor”) for each representative?


Q62. What is Colors[Inventory] referring to here?


Table[Column] can be used instead of cell references (C2:C7). Reference

Q63. Which VLOOKUP function, when entered into cell L2 and then dragged to cell L5, returns the average number of calls for the representative IDs listed in column J?


because we are interested in the value of the 3rd column of the table

Q64. Which formula calculates the total value of a single row of cells across a range of columns?

the sum of columns C to Y for the same row 15

Q65. Which value is returned when you enter =LEN(C3) into cell F3?


Q66. How can you create the lower table from the top one when the tables are not linked?


because it needs to be transposed without creating a reference

Q67. Which function returns the number of characters in a text string in cell A1?

Q68. Which formula, when entered into cell D2 and then dragged to cell D6, calculates the average total number of minutes spent on phone calls for each representative?


Q69. The PivotTable below has one row field and two column fields. How can you pivot this table to show the column fields as subtotals of each value in the row field?



Q70. Which Excel feature allows you to hide rows or columns with an easily visible expand/collapse?


Q71. Monthly revenues of 2019 are entered in B2:M2, as shown below, To get year-to-date running total revenues, what formula should you enter in B3 and autofill through M3?


we are calculating the running total here

Q72. If a worksheet has the value 27 in cell B3, what value is returned by the function =MOD(B3,6)?

Q73. From which field list was the pivotTalble created?

Q74. In the worksheet shown below, cell C6 contains the formula=VLOOKUP(A6,$F$2:$G$10,2,FALSE). What is the most likely reason that #N/A is returned in cell C6 instead of mallory’s ID (2H54)

Q75. What is the difference between pressing the delete key and using the clear command in the Home tab’s Editing group?

Q76. What is the intersection of a worksheet row and column?

Q77. In this PivotTable, the continuous variable weight is shown in the Row field. Another continuous variable is in the Sum Values field. It is important to reduce a long list of body weights to a smaller set of weight categories. How do you do this?


Q78. How can you drill down into a PivotTable to show details?

Q79. To ensure the VLOOKUP function returns the value of an exact match, what do you need to enter into the Range_lookup field?


Q80. Cell D2 contains the formula =B2-C2. What is the fastest way to copy that formula into cells D3:D501 (the bottom of the data set)?


Q81. This data needs to be sorted by Group, then by Last Name, then by First Name. How do you accomplish this?


  1. Rearrange the columns in this order: Group, Last Name, First Name.
  2. Right-click any of the headers.
  3. Select Sort All.
  1. Select any cell in the dataset.
  2. In the Data tab, click the Sort button.
  3. Add two levels to the default level.
  4. Populate the Sort-by fields in this order: Group, Last Name, First Name.
  1. Highlight the entire dataset.
  2. In the Data tab, click the Sort button. The headers appear.
  3. Drag the headers into this order: Group, Last Name, First Name.
  1. Select a cell in the Group column, then sort.
  2. Select a cell in the Last Name column, then sort.
  3. Select a cell in the FIrst Name column, then sort.

Q82. How can you use Format Painter to apply the format of a single source cell to several nonadjacent destination cells?

Q83. Which is a valid Excel formula?

Q84. Columns D, E, and F are hidden in your worksheet. What is one way to unhide these columns?

Q85. Before publishing a document, you want to identify issues that may make it difficult for people with disabilities to read. Which feature should you use?

Q86. How do you remove the background of an inserted image?

Q87. You want to group your slides based on their content to better organize your presentation. How would you accomplish this?

Q88. What is the result of the formula =4&3?

Q89. How do you remove everything (values, formatting, etc.) from a cell?

Q90. What is the difference between a workbook and a worksheet?

Q91. How would you connect the slicer to both PivotTables?


Q92. Which formula contains a valid absolute reference?

Q93. What happens if you use the AutoSum button in cell H4?


Q94. To create this PivotTable, drag the _ field to the Rows area and the _ field to the Values area?


Q95. Cell A1 contains the number 3. Which formula returns the text Apple?

Q96. Which value is calculated when the formula =AVERAGE(G2:G6)/AVERAGE(C2:C6) is entered into cell H7?


Q97. How would you search an entire workbook with Find & Select?

Q98. How do you create a heatmap in a table, such as this one, which is responsive to the values?


Q99. To split text across cells without using Merge & Center, click Formt Cells. The, on Alignment tab, click_.

Q100. In the worksheet below, what do the symbols in rows 4, 6, 7, and 11 indicate?


Q101. You are determining % growth by dividing Growth by Sales. Which Excel function would you use to avoid #DIV/0! errors?


Q103. You have a worksheet in Excel that will print as 10 pages. How can you ensure that the header row is printed at the top of each page?

Q104. Which value is returned when you enter this function into cell G2? =IF(SUM(F2:F6)>12,"Too Many Tardy Days","No Tardiness Issue")

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0 + 0 + 3 + 6 + 3 = 12. The formula only dislays “Too Many Tardy Days” when it is more than 12.

Q105. What ribbon command on the Home tab can you use to change a cell’s fill color automatically, based on the value of the cell?


Q107. What is the name given to the numbers in or above each bar in a column chart, as shown?


Q108. Which chart type provides the best visual display of the releationship between two numeric variables?

Q109. To ensure that a collection of shapes are evenly spaced apart from left to right, select the shapes, click Page Layout > Align, and then click __.

Q110. A file extension of .xlsm indicates what type of workbook?

Q111. How do you remove only the conditional formatting from a cell and leave all other formatting intact?

Q112. If a range name is used in a formula and the name is deleted, what happens to the formula?


Q113. To insert a new column to the left of a specific column, right-click the header containing the column’s letter and select _.

Q114. You want to restrict the values entered in a cell to a specified set, such as Hop, Skip, Jump. Which type of data validation should you use?


Q115. Given the image below, what happens if you type “P” in cell A6?


Q116. You want to find the second-largest invoice in a column containing all the invoices in a given month. What function would you use?

Q117. How can you see the data in column E?


Q118. In the worksheet below, a table called Projects extends from cell A1 to D10. Cell D1 contains the text Status. Cell E12 contains the formula =Projects[@Status]. What does this formula return?


Q119. Which Excel feature allows you to select all cells in the column with inconsistent formulas compared to the rest of the column?


Q120. What is one way to center text in a cell?


Q121. Cell D1 contains the value 7.877. You want cell D1 to display the value as 7.9 but keep the original number in calculations. How can yu=ou accomplish this?


Q122. Given the image below, what happens if you type “P”in cell A6?


Q123. To insert a new column to the left of a specific column, right-click the header containing the column’s letter and select _.


Q124. Your transactions data set contains more than 10,000 rows. Some rows contain the same transaction. How would you remove the rows containing the identical transactions?


Q125. A colleague shared an excel file with you, and you want to display a worksheet that is hidden in it. How you can do that?


Q125. You have a column of dog breeds that are in all capital letters. What function would you use to convert those dog breeds so that only the first letter of each word is capitalized?