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15 Quiz Questions on Programming

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At Dartmouth College in 1964 John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz invented .... ?

ALGOL
BASIC
FORTRAN

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Complete this quote “Computers are useless. They can only give you -------” (Pablo Picasso)

numbers
pictures
headaches
noise
answers

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Who invented C++ ?

Larry Wall
Anders Hejlsberg
Grace Hopper
John Backus
Bjarne Stroustrup
Alan Cooper

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Which of these is not a functional programming language

F#
Erlang
LISP
APL
Kite
Joy
Fortran
Miranda

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Dylan, Erlang, Haskell and ML are examples of ... ?

web languages
declarative languages
functional languages
visual languages

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A true or false statement put into code that the programmer expects to always be true is an ...

exception
harness
assertion
expression

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EBNF is ...

Extensible Book Notation Format
a replacement for the SAX XML parser
a syntax for defining grammar
the leader of the free software foundation

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A section of code that responds to a particular interaction of the user with a gui control is called a ... ?

dispatch function
event handler
control structure
exception handler

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RISC is ...

a defensive programming style
a web framework
a threading library
a CPU design strategy

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What are the missing two words C++ and Java are both s---------y t---d [s---------y t---d]

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Which language is this snippet from ? var innerCnt : integer; begin header := TStringList.Create; for innerCnt := 0 to header.Count -1 do begin [d-----]

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Javascript is a trademake of which company ? S-- M-----------

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You could use XSLT to ...

speed up database queries
encrypt passwords
transform XML into HTML
cache html pages

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I make it easier to traverse the HTML DOM. I have numerous plugins. Its claimed I am used by over 27% of the 10,000 most visited websites. [------]

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I define 8 different methods, including CONNECT, PATCH, PUT and POST. I am stateless. I have a four letter name. What am I ?

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