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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?
 Rightclick column C, select Format Cells, and then select BestFit.
 Rightclick column C and select BestFit.
 Doubleclick column C.
 Doubleclick the vertical boundary between columns C and D.

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

If you drag the fill handle (lowerright corner) of cell A2 downward into cells A3, A4, and A5, what contents will appear in those cells?
 Jan, Jan, Jan
 Feb, Mar, blank cell
 Feb, Mar, Apr
 FEB, MAB, APR

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

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?
 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.

You want to apply subtotals per sport in the data below. What should you do before applying subtotals?
 Format the data in column E.
 Format the data in column D.
 Sort the data in column D.
 Sort the data in column E.

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)

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.

What is the best way to activate the Excel Help system?
 Rightclick anywhere and select Help.
 Press F1 or click the Help tab in the ribbon.
 Press F10.
 all of these answers.

Which format will display the value 27,500,000 as 27.5?
 ##,###,
 ###.0,
 999.9,
 ###,###.0,

When using Goal Seek, you can find a target result by varying _ at most.
 three inputs
 four inputs
 two inputs
 one input

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?
 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

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.

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)

Which custom format will make the cells in column A appear like the corresponding cells in column B?
 MMMYYYY
 MMMMYYYY
 MMMM&""&YYYY
 MYYYY

Which function returns a reference to a cell (or cell range) that is a specified distance from a base cell?
 OFFSET
 VLOOKUP
 INDEX
 MATCH

You’re working with columns whose width and fontsize 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

Of the four chart types listed, which works best for summarizing timebased data?
 pie chart
 line chart
 XY scatter chart
 bar chart

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

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?
 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.

To ensure shapes and other objects are an equal lefttoright distance apart, select the shapes, click Page Layout > Align, and then click ____.
 Align Middle
 Distribute Horizontally
 Distribute Vertically
 Align Center

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

You want to be able to restrict values allowed in a cell and need to create a dropdown list of values from which users can choose. Which feature should you use?
 Protect Worksheet
 Conditional Formatting
 Allow Users to Edit Ranges
 Data Validation

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

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)

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

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.

Which formula returns the value in cell A1 of the worksheet named MySheet?
 =MySheet!A1
 =MySheet_A1
 =MySheet&A1
 =MySheet@A1

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

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)

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.
 Rightclick a data series and select Add Trendline.

Which Excel addin will help you find a target result by varying multiple inputs to a formula?
 Goal Seek
 Power Pivot
 Data Analysis
 Solver

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

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

Which format setting does not change the background appearance of a cell?
 Cell style
 Fill color
 Pattern style
 Font color

In Excel, what do most formulas begin with?
 :
 =
 (
 

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?
 =$A1*B3
 =$A$1*B3
 =A1*$B3
 =A1*B3

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

To discover how many cells in a range contain values that meet a single criterion, use the ___ function.
 COUNT
 SUMIFS
 COUNTA
 COUNTIF

Your worksheet has the value 27 in cell B3. What value is returned by the function =MOD (B3,6)?
 4
 1
 5
 3

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)

Which format setting does not change the background appearance of a cell?
 Fill color
 Font Color
 Pattern Style
 Cell Style

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?
 Move Chart
 Switch Row/Column
 Quick Layout
 Change Chart Type
NOTE: We can get the chart on the right side in 2 ways: Switch Row/Column and Change Chart Type
[ Still I feel, Switch Row/Column is more suitable option ]

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

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

What is the term for an expression that is entered into a worksheet cell and begins with an equal sign?
 function
 argument
 formula
 contents

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 upperright 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.

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

Which formula returns the value in cell A10 of the worksheet named Budget Variances?
 =‘Budget Variances’!A10
 =‘Budget Variances!A10’
 =“BudgetVariances!A10”
 =“BudgetVariances”!A10

Which function returns the leftmost five characters in cell A1?
 =FIND(A1,1,5)
 =SEARCH(A1,5)
 =LEFT(A1,5)
 =A1RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)5)

Which function returns TRUE if cell A1 contains a text value?
 =ISALPHA(A1)
 =ISCHAR(A1)
 =ISSTRING(A1)
 =ISTEXT(A1)

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)

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
 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 PivotTable field.
 Add a calculated item
 Add a new Summarize Value By field.
 Add a calculated field.
 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

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
 In the worksheet below, a formula in cell M2 counts the number of projects that start with the letter P. What is this formula?
 =COUNTIFS(O3:O12,“P”&"*")
 =COUNTIFS(O3:O12,“P”&?)
 =COUNTIFS(O3:O12,“P?”)
 =COUNTIFS(O3:O12,P*)
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