Before taking on these questions, it’s helpful to understand the following:

- Introduction to
**Excel VBA**,**enable the Developer tab** - The basics of an
**Excel spreadsheet** - Use of the
**INDEX-MATCH formula** - Application of the
**AGGREGATE**,**AVERAGE**,**AVERAGEIF**,**CEILING.MATH**,**COUNT**,**COUNTBLANK**,**IF**,**IFS**,**COUNTIF**,**COUNTA**,**COUNTIFS**,**DATEDIF**,**DAY**,**FIND**,**IFERROR**,**LEN**,**MROUND**,**RAND**,**RANDBETWEEN**,**ROW**,**ROWS**,**SUM**,**SUMIF**,**TODAY**,**VLOOKUP**, and**XLOOKUP**functions.

This quiz is compatible with Excel 2019 and later.

## Download Practice Workbook

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## Problem Overview

The Excel file contains fifty multiple choice questions and their corresponding answers. The questions are provided in the “Problem” sheet. Additionally, the answers are highlighted in the “Solution” sheet. We can see a snapshot of the sample dataset for this article below. This dataset represents the data for twenty employees of a particular company. You can provide your answer (by typing or selecting from the dropdown list) in the “I” column. If it is correct, you will get a green check mark in the “J” column.

Here are the questions:

- Q1. To insert a chart from a data selection, you need to press –
- (a) F5
- (b) F7
- (c) F11
- (d) F12

- Q2. To open the Spelling dialog box, you need to press –
- (a) F5
- (b) F7
- (c) F11
- (d) F2

- Q3. To bring up Custom Cell Formatting, you press –
- (a) Ctrl+1
- (b) Ctrl+2
- (c) Ctrl+3
- (d) Ctrl+4

- Q4. To find the maximum salary, you can use –
- (a) =MAX(F5:F24)
- (b) =LARGE(F5:F24,1)
- (c) =AGGREGATE(4,0,F5:F24)
- (d) All of the above

- Q5. You can find the mean of the salaries using –
- (a) =AGGREGATE(2,0,F5:F24)
- (b) =AVERAGE(F5:F24)
- (c) =MEAN(F5:F24)
- (d) All of the above

- Q6. Which formula will return 0 –
- (a) =COUNTA(C5:C24)
- (b) =COUNT(C5:C24)
- (c) =COUNTBLANK(C5:C24)
- (d) None of these

- Q7. How many functions are included in the
**AGGREGATE**function –- (a) 17
- (b) 18
- (c) 19
- (d) 20

- Q8. To find the string size (number of characters) for the name column, you use –
- (a) =LEN(B5:B24)
- (b) =SIZE(B5:B24)
- (c) =STRINGLENGTH(B5:B24)
- (d) =LENGTH(B5:B24)

- Q9. If you want to count the number of employees whose name begins with R, you use –
- (a) =COUNTIF(B5:B24,R*)
- (b) =COUNTIF(B5:B24,”R*”)
- (c) =COUNTIF(B5:B24,”R”)
- (d) =COUNTIF(B5:B24,”*R”)

- Q10. To calculate the space position in the name column, you use –
- (a) =FIND(” “,B5:B24,1)
- (b) =SEARCH(” “,B5:B24,1)
- (c) =AGGREGATE(” “,B5:B25,1)
- (d) Both a&b

- Q11. The difference between the
**SEARCH**and**FIND**function is –- (a) The FIND function is case sensitive and the SEARCH function is not
- (b) The SEARCH function is case sensitive and the FIND function is not
- (c) There is no difference between them
- (d) None of the above

- Q12. Which function can be used to find the number of females?
- (a) COUNTIFS
- (b) COUNTIF
- (c) COUNT
- (d) Both a & b

- Q13. The function to find the highest salary value is –
- (a) MAX
- (b) MAXIMUM
- (c) AGGREGATE
- (d) Both a & c

- Q14. The total value of salary for the male employees can be calculated by using –
- (a) SUMIF
- (b) IFS
- (c) MAX
- (d) INDEX-MATCH

- Q15. To find the employee who received the highest salary, you use the following formula –
- (a) =INDEX(B5:B24,MATCH(MAX(F5:F24),F5:F24,0))
- (b) =INDEX(B5:B24,MATCH(MAX(F5:F24),F5:F24,1))
- (c) =INDEX(B5:B24,MAX(F5:F24),0)
- (d) =INDEX(B5:B24,MATCH(MAX(F5:F24),F5:F24,-1))

- Q16. To find the distinct job department names, you can use –
- (a) AGGREGATE
- (b) UNIQUE
- (c) Combination of IFERROR, INDEX, MATCH
- (d) Both b & c

- Q17. Which of the following features allows you to extract the day value from the Date Joined column?
- (a) DAY Function
- (b) Insert an adjacent helper column and use Flash Fill
- (c) LEFT Function
- (d) Both a,b & c

- Q18. Which function can be used to determine the number of empty cells in the dataset?
- (a) COUNT
- (b) COUNTA
- (c) COUNTBLANT
- (d) COUNTBLANK

- Q19. Which of the following functions will return a random name? –
- (a) =INDEX(B5:B24,MATCH(RANDBETWEEN(1,20),B5:B24,0))
- (b) =INDEX(B5:B24,RANDBETWEEN(1,20))
- (c) =INDEX(B6:B25,RAND())
- (d) =INDEX(B6:B25,RAND(20))

- Q20. Which formula allows you to determine who has salaries greater than $100,000
**AND**who joined after 30th April?- (a) =COUNTIFS(F5:F24,”>100000″,E5:E24,”>44681″)
- (b) =COUNTIF(F5:F24,”>100000″)+COUNTIF(E5:E24,”>44681″)
- (c) Both a & b
- (d) None of these

- Q21. Which formula allows you to determine who has salaries greater than $100,000
**OR**who joined after 30th April?- (a) =COUNTIFS(F5:F24,”>100000″,E5:E24,”>44681″)
- (b) =COUNTIF(F5:F24,”>100000″)+COUNTIF(E5:E24,”>44681″)
- (c) Both a & b
- (d) None of these

- Q22. To calculate the average salary for male employees, the following formula needs to be used –
- (a) =AVERAGEIF(C5:C24,”Male”,F5:F24)
- (b) =AVERAGEIFS(C5:C24,”Male”,F5:F24)
- (c) =IF(C5:C24=”Male”,AVERAGE(F5:F24),””)
- (d) =MEANIF(C5:C24,”Male”,F5:F24)

- Q23. To find the arithmetic mean, you can use the following function –
- (a) MEAN
- (b) AVERAGE
- (c) GEOMEAN
- (d) MIDPOINT

- Q24. The shortcut to apply the
**SUM**function is –- (a) Alt+=
- (b) Ctrl+=
- (c) Shift+=
- (d) Ctrl+Alt+=

- Q25. To return value from the left side of the matched value, you can use –
- (a) VLOOKUP Function
- (b) Combination of VLOOKUP and IF Functions
- (c) HLOOKUP Function
- (d) ZLOOKUP Function

- Q26. Which formula is correct for returning the name of the employee who has a $25,010 salary?
- (a) =VLOOKUP(F5,IF({1,0},F5:F24,B5:B24),2,0)
- (b) =ZLOOKUP(F5,F5:F24,B5:B24)
- (c) =XLOOKUP(F6,F5:F24,B5:B24)
- (d) Both a&c

- Q27. The cell C15 is empty and F15 is $135,430. So, the output of =C15*F15 is –
- (a) $135,430
- (b) 0
- (c) #VALUE!
- (d) #DIV/0

- Q28. Which of the following functions will you use to determine the number of values in the Salary column?
- (a) NUM
- (b) NUMBER
- (c) COUNT
- (d) None of these

- Q29. If you want show the current date with time, you can use –
- (a) =NOW()
- (b) =TODAY()
- (c) Both
- (d) None of these

- Q30. Which of these formulas will you use to round up the salary figure from cell F17 to the nearest thousand?
- (a) =MROUND(F17,1000)
- (b) =FLOOR.MATH(F17,1000)
- (c) =CEILING.MATH(F17,1000)
- (d) =ROUNDUP(F17,1000)

- Q31. Which formula can you combine with AutoFill to assign sequential serial number (1,2,3, etc.) to the rows?
- (a) =ROWS($B$5:B5)
- (b) =ROWS(B5)
- (c) =ROW(B5)-3
- (d) Both a&c

- Q32. Which of the following are not valid Excel functions –
- (a) NUM
- (b) MEANS
- (c) TRUE
- (d) Both a&b

- Q33. Which of the following functions is available but not shown in Excel Tooltip?
- (a) DATEVALUE
- (b) DATEDIF
- (c) KLOOKUP
- (d) DCOUNT

- Q34. If you want to fix a cell reference, you can use –
- (a) $
- (b) !
- (c) *
- (d) %

- Q35. The
**Not Equal**operator in Excel is –- (a) =!
- (b) <>
- (c) !=
- (d) ||

- Q36. A circular reference in an Excel formula is –
- (a) A reference that relies on itself
- (b) A type of the absolute cell reference
- (c) A reference that speeds up calculation
- (d) None of the above

- Q37. To fill down a formula, you need to use the following shortcut –
- (a) Ctrl+D
- (b) Alt+D
- (c) Shift+D
- (d) Ctrl+Alt+D

- Q38. Which of the following shortcuts enables the Flash Fill feature?
- (a) Ctrl+F
- (b) Ctrl+F
- (c) Alt+E
- (d) Alt+F

- Q39. If you want to display the remainder after you divide 100 by 3, then you should use –
- (a) =MOD(100,3)
- (b) =DIV(3,100)
- (c) =MODE(100,3)
- (d) =REMAINDER(100,3)

- Q40. To concatenate values in the formula, you need to use –
- (a) Semicolon (;)
- (b) Comma (,)
- (c) Ampersand (&)
- (d) Pipe (|)

- Q41. Which is the latest lookup function?
- (a) KLOOKUP
- (b) XLOOKUP
- (c) VLOOKUP
- (d) LOOKUP

- Q42. A formula must begin with –
- (a) =
- (b) +
- (c) –
- (d) (

- Q43. Which of the following formula contains an error?
- (a) =F7+F8
- (b) =F9+F11
- (c) (F9+F11)
- (d) No error

- Q44. To find the output of the formula, you need to select the full formula or a portion of it and press X to show the output. Here X is –
- (a) F7
- (b) F8
- (c) F9
- (d) F10

- Q45. To refer to a cell reference from another worksheet, you can –
- (a) Navigate to the sheet and click on that cell
- (b) Type the sheet name, add !, and include the cell address
- (c) Both of the above
- (d) This isn’t possible in Excel

- Q46. Which of the following functions was introduced in Excel 2019?
- (a) UNIQUE
- (b) IFS
- (c) FLOOR.MATH
- (d) XLOOKUP

- Q47. Which of the following functions can handle all kinds of errors?
- (a) IFNA
- (b) IFERROR
- (c) ISERROR
- (d) ALLERROR

- Q48. In the VBA Cells function, the argument is Cells (x, y), which means –
- (a) x = row number, y = column number
- (b) x = column number, y = row number
- (c) x = row index y = column index
- (d) x = column index, y = row index

- Q49. To remove extra spaces, you can use the function –
- (a) TRIM
- (b) TRUNC
- (c) CODE
- (d) DELETE

- Q50. If there is a VBA code in your Excel file, then you should save the file as ____ format –
- (a) .xlsx
- (b) .xls
- (c) .xlsm
- (d) .csv

The following animated image shows how to input the answer in the “Problem” sheet.

This image below shows the “Solution” sheet for the Excel multiple choice questions.