CSI-117 FINAL EXAM

Angela Knott
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Question 1

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Which type of variable is visible to every module and the entire program?
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  • local
  • global
  • reference
  • pass by value
  • pass by reference

Question 2

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The scope of the parameter variables is the entire program and it is visible to any statement in the program
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  • true
  • false

Question 3

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A module can have two variables of the same name because they are within the same scope
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  • true
  • false

Question 4

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To execute a module, we must ____ it
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  • compile
  • parse
  • define
  • debug
  • call

Question 5

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When an argument is passed by value, the communication channel works only in one direction.
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  • true
  • false

Question 6

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_________ variables are useful for establishing two-way communication between modules.
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  • constant
  • I/O
  • reference
  • value
  • none of the above

Question 7

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The top-down design process is sometimes called stepwise refinement.
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  • true
  • false

Question 8

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The module definition comprises the module header and the module _________.
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  • arguments
  • body
  • parameters
  • statements
  • call

Question 9

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Which of the following is not a benefit of using modules?
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  • simpler code
  • code reuse
  • better testing
  • faster development
  • none of the above

Question 10

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The following is an example of a module _______. Call showNetPay( )
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  • header
  • body
  • display
  • definition
  • execution

Question 11

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When an argument is passed by ______., it is not affected by a change of the content of the parameter variable.
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  • reference
  • constant
  • variable
  • value
  • none of the above

Question 12

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The arguments in a module call and the parameters listed in the module header must be of compatible data types.
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  • true
  • false

Question 13

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Passing an argument by ____ means that only a copy of the argument's value is passed into the parameter variable.
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  • constant
  • value
  • reference
  • variable
  • none of the above

Question 14

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The scope of the variable is the segment of the program in which the variable can be accessed.
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  • true
  • false

Question 15

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In most languages a module definition has three parts: a header, body, and a footer.
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  • true
  • false

Question 16

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Which type of variable is not recommended to be used in programs because they make programs hard to understand and debug?
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  • reference
  • global
  • pass by reference
  • pass by value
  • local

Question 17

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Modules can be written for commonly needed tasks and those modules can be incorporated into each program that needs them.
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  • true
  • false

Question 18

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A pass by reference argument established a two-way communication with the module, but the value of the argument cannot be modified via the reference variable.
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  • true
  • false

Question 19

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A bit that is turned off is represented by the value -1.
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  • true
  • false

Question 20

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RAM is a volatile memory used for temporary storage while a program is running.
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  • true
  • false

Question 21

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The process known as the _____ cycle is used by the CPU to execute instructions in a program.
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  • decode-execute-fetch
  • execute-decode-fetch
  • decode-fetch-execute
  • fetch-decode-execute
  • fetch-execute-decode

Question 22

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What functions(s) does an interpreter perform with the instructions in a high level programming language?
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  • translates
  • compiles
  • compiles and translates
  • translates and execute
  • execute

Question 23

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The following is an example of an instruction written in which computer language? 10110000
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  • JAVA
  • C#
  • C++
  • Machine Language
  • Assembly Language

Question 24

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Programs that use an interpreter generally execute faster than compiled programs because they are already entirely translated into machine language when executed.
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  • true
  • false

Question 25

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The main reason for using secondary storage is to hold data for long periods of time, even when the power to the computer is turned off.
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  • true
  • false

Question 26

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Most programs written in high-level language need to be translated into machine language.
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  • true
  • false

Question 27

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Programs that make a computer useful for everyday tasks are known as _______.
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  • utility programs
  • system software
  • application software
  • operation system
  • none of the above

Question 28

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The term used for a set of rules that must be strictly followed when writing a program is ________.
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  • semantics
  • punctuations
  • syntax

Question 29

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The CPU understands instructions in machine language, which are written in binary.
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  • true
  • false

Question 30

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Which computer language uses short words known as mnemonics for writing programs?
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  • Java
  • Visual Basic
  • Pascal
  • Assembly
  • C#

Question 31

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Assembly language is referred to as a low-level language because it is close to the C++ language.
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  • true
  • false

Question 32

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It has been proven by a group of mathematicians that all programs can be written using only three structures.
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  • true
  • false

Question 33

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A variable is a storage location in memory that is represented by a name and can hold different values during the execution of the program.
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  • true
  • false

Question 34

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What term is used for a string that appears in the actual code of the program?
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  • virtual string
  • hard copy
  • strongly typed
  • string literal
  • none of the above

Question 35

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Most programming languages do not automatically print spaces between multiple items that are displayed on the screen.
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  • true
  • false

Question 36

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A ______ structure is a set of statements that execute in the order that they appear.
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  • sequence
  • control
  • repetition
  • decision
  • none of the above

Question 37

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A sequence of characters that is used as data is called a string in programming.
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  • true
  • false

Question 38

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Programmers start writing code as the first step when they begin a new project.
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  • true
  • false

Question 39

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The expressions (a+b) / c and a + b /c will always yield identical results.
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  • true
  • false

Question 40

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Which of the following is not a variable data type?
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  • integer
  • number
  • real
  • string
  • none of the above

Question 41

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Although the sequence structure is heavily used in programming, it cannot handle every type of task.
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  • true
  • false

Question 42

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A case structure is a ________ alternative decision structure.
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  • dual
  • multiple
  • single or dual
  • single
  • all of the above

Question 43

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What type of operators are the following? > = = = ! =
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  • boolean
  • mathematical
  • relational
  • logical
  • none of the above

Question 44

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An If statement will produce unpredictable results if the programmer does not use proper indentations in psuedocode
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  • true
  • false

Question 45

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Decision structures are also known as selection structures
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  • true
  • false

Question 46

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It is possible to write a complete program using only a decision structure
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  • true
  • false

Question 47

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Which operator is best to determine whether x contains a value in the range of 10 through 57?
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  • AND
  • ==
  • NOT
  • OR
  • none of the above

Question 48

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The first line of the case structure starts with the word CASE followed by the test expression.
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  • true
  • false

Question 49

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What two logical operators perform short circuit evaluation?
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  • AND and OR
  • NOT and OR
  • AND and NOT
  • all of the above
  • none of the above

Question 50

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Which operator is used to determine that the operands are not exactly of the same value?
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  • ==
  • =!
  • =
  • !
  • none of the above

Question 51

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In an expression with an OR operator, it does not matter which sub expression is true for the compound expression to be true.
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  • true
  • false

Question 52

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What type of operator can be used to determine whether a specific relationship exists between two values?
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  • mathematical
  • logical
  • relational
  • boolean
  • none of the above

Question 53

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Which of the following is a logical operator?
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  • NOT
  • AND
  • OR
  • all of the above
  • none of the above

Question 54

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In many languages the case structure is called a _____ statement.
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  • branch
  • selective
  • jump
  • switch

Question 55

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A nested decision structure can be used to test more than one condition.
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  • true
  • false

Question 56

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A nested decision structure can be used to test more than one condition.
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  • true
  • false

Question 57

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If the expression is false, the ________ operator will return true.
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  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT
  • All of the above

Question 58

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The if-then-else statement should be used to write a single alternative decision structure
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  • true
  • false

Question 59

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A file that data is written to is known as a(n)
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  • output file
  • sequential access file
  • binary file

Question 60

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A file that data is read from is known as a(n)
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  • input file
  • output file
  • sequential access file
  • binary file

Question 61

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Before a file can be used by a program it must be
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  • formatted
  • encrypted
  • closed
  • opened

Question 62

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This type of file contains data that has not been converted to text.
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  • text file
  • binary file
  • English file
  • human readable file

Question 63

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This is a character or set of characters that marks the end of a piece of data
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  • median value
  • delimeter
  • boundary marker
  • EOF marker

Question 64

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This is a character or set of characters that mark the end of a file
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  • delimeter
  • boundary marker
  • EOF marker

Question 65

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This marks the location of the next item that will be read from a file
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  • input position
  • delimeter
  • pointer
  • read position

Question 66

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When a file is opened in this mode, data will be written at the end of the file's existing contents
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  • append mode
  • backup mode
  • read-only mode

Question 67

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When working with a sequential access file, you can jump directly to any piece of data in the file without reading the data that comes before it.
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  • true
  • false

Question 68

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In most languages, when you open an output file and that file already exists on the disk, the contents of the existing file will be erased
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  • true
  • false