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?

Right-click column C, select Format Cells, and then select Best-Fit.
Right-click column C and select Best-Fit.
Double-click column C.
Double-click the vertical boundary between columns C and D.

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

ISNUMBER and ISTEXT
ISNUMBER and ISALPHA
ISVALUE AND ISNUMBER
ISVALUE and ISTEXT

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?

Jan

Jan, Jan, Jan
Feb, Mar, blank cell
Feb, Mar, Apr
FEB, MAB, APR

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

the death of chivalry
The death of Chivalry
THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY
The Death Of Chivalry

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?
Subtotal

Sort by the data in Column E.
Format the data in Column D.
Sort by the data in Column D.
Format the data in Column E.

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

Alt+F4 (Windows) or Option+F4 (Mac)
Alt+Shift+4 (Windows) or Option+Shift+4 (Mac)
Ctrl+Shift+4 (Windows) or Command+Shift+4 (Mac)
the F4 (Windows) or Command+T (Mac)

Q7. You need to add a line chart showing a sales trends over the last 12 months and you have only a little space to work with. How can you convey the required information within a single cell?

Add an image of the chart to a comment.
Add a hyperlink to another worksheet that displays a chart when clicked.
Add an image of the chart to the worksheet.
Add a sparkline, a graphic that summarizes data visually within a single worksheet cell.

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

Right-click anywhere and select Help.
Press F1 or click the Help tab in the ribbon.
Press F10.

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

##,###,,
###.0,,
999.9,,
###,###.0,

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

three inputs
four inputs
two inputs
one input

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

Show in Tabular Form
Show in Compact Form
Show in Compact For or Show in Outline Form
Show in Tabular Form or Show in Outline Form

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

Use the ROUND() function.
Click the Decrease Decimal button twice.
In the cells group on the Home tab, click Format > Format Cells. Then click the Alignment tab and select Right Indent.
Click the Decrease Decimal button once.

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

=A3+A4+A5+A6
=SUM(A3:A6)
=SUM(A3,A6)
=SUM(A3,A4,A5,A6)

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

MMM-YYYY
MMMM-YYYY
MMMM&”-“&YYYY
M-YYYY

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

OFFSET
VLOOKUP
INDEX
MATCH

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?

Sparklines
Wrap Text
Fill Handle
Centered Alignment

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

pie chart
line chart
XY scatter chart
bar chart

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

AutoSum formula

The AutoSum formulas refer to the column to the left of their cells.
The AutoSum formulas exclude the bottom row of data.
The AutoSum formulas include the year at the top of each column in the calculation. The formula bar clearly shows it’s the dates (top row) included, along with the total (bottom) row. Thus, the bottom row of data is not excluded.
The AutoSum formulas include their own cells, creating a circular reference.

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

The second character in the cell is 9.
The number 9 appears one or more times within the cell.
The cell is comprised of 9 characters.
The number 9 appears once and only once within the cell.

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 ____.

Align Middle
Distribute Horizontally
Distribute Vertically
Align Center

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

a 3D model
SmartArt
a Treemap chart
a drawing object

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?

Protect Worksheet
Conditional Formatting
Allow Users to Edit Ranges
Data Validation

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

ROUNDUP
MAX
ROUND
CEILING

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

=MAX(H2:H30)
=MAXIMUM(H2:H30)
=LARGE(H2:H30,29)
=UPPER(H2:H30,1)

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

XY chart
clustered column
bubble chart
combo chart

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

Hides or shows the formula bar.
Selects all.
Hides or shows the ribbon.
Selects objects.

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

=MySheet!A1
=MySheet_A1
=MySheet&A1
=MySheet@A1

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?

B
C
A
D

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

=COUNT(B4:E4&G4:I4)
=COUNT(B4:E4,G4:I4)
=COUNT(B4:E4 G4:I4)
=COUNT(B4:I4)

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

In the Format group, select Trendline from the Insert Shapes list.
Click outside the plot area and select Add Trendline
Click inside the plot and select Forecast.
Right-click a data series and select Add Trendline.

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

Goal Seek
Power Pivot
Data Analysis
Solver

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

Protect Workbook
Watch Window
Data Validation
Filter

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

Subtotal

Format the data in column E.
Format the data in column D.
Sort the data in column D.
Sort the data in column E.

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

mode
modulus
average
median

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

Cell style
Fill color
Pattern style
Font color

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?

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

=\$A1*B3
=\$A\$1*B3
=A1*\$B3
=A1*B3

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?

a series of consecutive days following the initial date
a series of days exactly one month apart
a series of days identical to the initial date
a series of days exactly one year apart

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

COUNT
SUMIFS
COUNTA
COUNTIF

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

4
1
5
3

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

OR(B3=>15,B3<=20)
AND (B3>=15,B3<=20)
OR(B3>15,B3<20)
AND(B3>15, B3<20)

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

Fill color
Font Color
Pattern Style
Cell Style

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?

Charts

Move Chart
Switch Row/Column
Quick Layout
Change Chart Type

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?

Value Formatting
Cell Style Formatting
Conditional Formatting
Tabular format

Q45. What does this formula do?

=Sum(Sheet1:Sheet4!D18)

It adds data from cell D18 of Sheet1 and cell D18 of Sheet4
It adds data from cell A1 of Sheet1 and cell D18 of sheet4
It adds all data in the range A1:D18 in Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3 and Sheet4
It adds data from all D18 cells in Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3 and Sheet4

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

function
argument
formula
contents

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

In a worksheet cell, array formulas have a small blue triangle in the cell’s upper-right corner.
A heavy border appears around the range that is occupied by the array formula.
In the formula bar, an array formula appears surrounded by curly brackets.
When a cell that contains an array formula is selected, range finders appear on the worksheet around the formula’s precedent cells.

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?

Concatenation
Columns to Text
Flash Fill
AutoFill

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

=’Budget Variances’!A10
=’Budget Variances!A10′
=”BudgetVariances!A10″
=”BudgetVariances”!A10

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

=FIND(A1,1,5)
=SEARCH(A1,5)
=LEFT(A1,5)
=A1-RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-5)

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

=ISALPHA(A1)
=ISCHAR(A1)
=ISSTRING(A1)
=ISTEXT(A1)

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

=UPPER(H2:30,1)
=MAXIMUM(H2:H30)
=MAX(H2:H30)
=LARGE(H2:H30,29)

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?

Cut and Fill
Cut and Paste
Copy and Transpose
Copy and Paste

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?

Add a new Summarize Value By field.

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?

=A1*\$B3
=A1*B3
=\$A\$1*B3
=\$A1*B3

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

6652
43740.665218
43740
665218