CSIS 123 Practice Test II

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1. What is something that can not be done with a VOID pointer?

a) Dereferencing
b) Assignment of pointer value
c) Type-casting pointer contents to another type
d) None of these

2. Which of these would be BEST to do before using a pointer to access memory?

a) Make sure sufficient memory exists to use the pointer.
b) Check to see if your C compiler supports pointers.
c) Make sure the pointer address is valid
d) None of these

3. What character code is used to end all strings in C?

a) '\n'
b) '\0'
c) '\7'
d) None of these

4. Given the following declaration:

int Values[4]={1,2,3,4};

What value will be returned if the expression "*Values" is evaluated?

a) 2
b) 1
c) &Values[0]
d) 4
e) None of these

5. If A=2 upon entry into the code below, what will be output?

switch (a)
     {
     case 1: printf("Unlocking door.");
         break;

     case 2: printf("Checking back door.");
         break;

     case 3: printf("Locking door.");
         break;

     default: printf("Unknown command.");
         break;
     }

a) Checking back door
b) Unlocking door
c) Locking door
d) Unknown command

6. What library function should be used to compare character string arrays?

a) strcat
b) strlen
c) strcmp
d) None of these

7. What is the data type of the following expression?

"The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."

a) int*
b) double*
c) float*
d) char*
e) None of the above

8. Given the declarations:

char szData[64];
int i;

i=314;

Supposed that we wish to place a text message into szData that shows the value in variable i. Which of the statements below would accomplish this?

a) strcpy( szData , "i = %d", i);
b) sprintf( szData , "i = %d" , i );
c) strcat( szData , i , "i = %d" );
d) None of these

9. Given the following declaration:

int Values[4]={1,2,3,4};

What value will be returned if the expression "*(Values+2)" is evaluated?

a) 2
b) 1
c) 3
d) Insufficient information given to solve problem.

10. Given the following declaration:

int Values[25];

Which expression below is equivalent to: &Values[0]?

a) Values[0]
b) Values[-1]
c) Values
d) None of these

11. What will be the output of the following FOR loop?

for(i=0 ; i<5 ; i++)
     {
     if (i==2) break;
     printf("%d", i);
     }

a) 0 1 2 3 4
b) 1 2 3 4 5
c) 1 3 4 5
d) None of the above

12. What is meant by the term "dereferencing?"

a) Finding the master inertial frame of reference
b) Accessing the memory contents addressed by a pointer
c) Finding the memory address of a value
d) None of the above

13. What information must be passed to the STRCPY() library routine?

a) The length of each string, and the address of each string.
b) The address of each string.
c) The length of one of the strings.
d) None of these

14. What is one dangerous situation that can occur when programming character string input in C?

a) Using up excessive amounts of memory.
b) Taking up too much CPU time requirements, which can slow down the disk system.
c) Having insufficient space in an array to hold all the user's input.
d) None of these

15. What is wrong with the following code?

char szPassword[24];
gets(szPassword); // Get user password

if ( szPassword == "Joshua" ) printf("Welcome!");

a) The comparison method (==) will not work with strings.
b) GETS() does not input character strings.
c) The array declaration is invalid.
d) None of these

16. What is the meaning of the following declaration?

float* pVar;

a) pVar is a pointer to data of type FLOAT
b) pVar is a floating point variable
c) pVar is meant to have an initial value of zero
d) None of these

17. A certain function has the following prototype:

float MyFunct(int x, float z);

Which statement below correctly calls this function? Assume that A and B are type INT, and C is type FLOAT.

a) MyFunct( a, b);
b) a = MyFunct( 0, a);
c) c = MyFunct( a, 1.41459 );
d) None of the above

18. Given the following declaration:

char szName[24];

How many characters can be in the array (excluding the terminator)?

a) 24
b) 25
c) 23
d) None of these

19. What is wrong with the following code?

int nValue = 25;
float* fAddr;

fAddr = &nValue;
*fAddr = *fAddr + 1;

a) It is illegal to use the expression *fAddr on the left side of an equals sign.
b) The pointer "fAddr" has not been loaded with the address of an object.
c) The pointer "fAddr" is of the wrong type (float*).
d) None of these

20. Given the following declaration:

int Values[25];

Which expression below is equivalent to: Values?

a) &Values[0]
b) Values[0]
c) Values[-1]
d) None of these

NOTE

When you take Exam #2, you will also have to write some code. Make sure you can write functions given a behaviorial specification, properly call functions given a prototype, and work with pointers and arrays.


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