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?