### AMCAT Computer Programming Previous Years Question answers with Solutions 4

**Ques90. What does the following function do?**

**function operation (int a, int b)**

**{**

**if (a < b)**

**{ return operation(b, a) }**

**else**

**{ return a }**

**}**

Op 1: Returns the max of (a,b)

Op 2: Returns the min of (a,b)

Op 3: Loops forever

Op 4: Always returns the second parameter

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

**Ques91. What does the following function do?**

**function operation (int a, int b)**

**{**

**if (a > b)**

**{ return operation(b, a) }**

**else**

**{ return a; }**

**}**

**Op 1: Always returns the first parameter**

**Op 2: Returns the min of (a,b)**

**Op 3: Returns the max of (a,b)**

**Op 4: Loops forever**

**Op 5:**

**Correct Op : 2**

**Ques92. function g(int n)**

**{**

**if (n > 0) return 1;**

**else return -1;**

**}**

**function f(int a, int b)**

**{**

**if (a > b) return g(b-a);**

**if (a < b) return g(a-b);**

**return 0;**

**}**

**If f(a,b) is called, what is returned?**

Op 1: Always -1

Op 2: 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 3: -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 4: 0 if a equals b, -1 otherwise

Op 5:

Correct Op : 4

**Ques93. function g(int n)**

**{**

**if (n > 0) return 1;**

**else return -1;**

**}**

**function f(int a, int b)**

**{**

**if (a > b) return g(a-b);**

**if (a < b) return g(b-a);**

**return 0;**

**}**

**If f(a,b) is called, what is returned?**

Op 1: 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 2: Always +1

Op 3: 0 if a equals b, +1 otherwise

Op 4: -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 5:

Correct Op : 3

**Ques94. function g(int n)**

**{**

**if (n > 0) return 1;**

**else return -1;**

**}**

**function f(int a, int b)**

**{**

**if (a > b) return g(a-b);**

**if (a < b) return g(-b+a);**

**return 0;**

**}**

**If f(a,b) is called, what is returned?**

Op 1: Always +1

Op 2: 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 3: -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 4: 0 if a equals b, -1 otherwise

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques95. function g(int n)**

**{**

**if (n > 0) return 1;**

**else return -1;**

**}**

**function f(int a, int b)**

**{**

**if (a > b) return g(b-a);**

**if (a < b) return g(-a+b);**

**return 0;**

**}**

**If f(a,b) is called, what is returned?**

Op 1: Always +1

Op 2: -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 3: 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Op 4: 0 if a equals b, -1 otherwise

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques96. Consider the following code:**

**for i= m to n increment 2**

**{ print "Hello!" }**

**Assuming m < n and exactly one of (m,n) is even, how many times will Hello be**

**printed?**

Op 1: (n - m + 1)/2

Op 2: 1 + (n - m)/2

Op 3: 1 + (n - m)/2 if m is even, (n - m + 1)/2 if m is odd

Op 4: (n - m + 1)/2 if m is even, 1 + (n - m)/2 if m is odd

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

**Ques97. Consider the following code:**

**for i= m to n increment 2**

**{ print "Hello!" }**

**Assuming m < n and (m,n) are either both even or both odd, How many times will**

**Hello be printed?**

Op 1: (n - m + 1)/2

Op 2: 1 + (n - m)/2

Op 3: 1 + (n - m)/2 if m is even, (n - m + 1)/2 if m is odd

Op 4: (n - m + 1)/2 if m is even, 1 + (n - m)/2 if m is odd

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques98. Assuming n > 2, What value does the following function compute for odd n?**

**function f (int n)**

**{**

**if (n equals 1) { return 1 }**

**if (n equals 2) { return f(n-1) + n/2 }**

**return f(n-2) + n;**

**}**

Op 1: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... + n

Op 2: 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + ... + n

Op 3: n/2 + (1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + ... + n)

Op 4: 1 + (1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + ... + n)

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques99. Assuming n > 2, What value does the following function compute for even n?**

**int f (int n)**

**{**

**if (n equals 1) { return 1 }**

**if (n equals 2) { return f(n-1) + n/2 }**

**return f(n-2) + n**

**}**

Op 1: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... + n

Op 2: 1 + (2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + ... + n)

Op 3: 1 + n/2 + (4 + 6 + 8 + ... + n)

Op 4: 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + ... + n

Op 5:

Correct Op : 4

**Ques100. The for loop is equivalent to a while loop when**

Op 1: There is no initialization expression

Op 2: There is no increment expression

Op 3: A and B combined are true

Op 4: It is never equivalent

Op 5:

Correct Op : 3

**Ques101. Consider the statement**

**while (a < 10.0) { a = a*a }**

**Assuming a is positive, for what value of a will this code statement result in an**

**infinite loop?**

Op 1: a < 1.0

Op 2: a < sqrt(10)

Op 3: a > sqrt(10)

Op 4: a = 0

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

**Ques102. int area(double radius)**

**{**

**return PI*radius*radius;**

**}**

**Which of the following is always true about the function area?**

Op 1: It returns the area of a circle within the limits of double precision.

Op 2: It returns the area of a circle within the limits of the constant PI.

Op 3: It returns the area of a circle within the limits of precision of double, or the

constant PI, whichever is lower.

Op 4: None of the above.

Op 5:

Correct Op : 4

**Ques103. What does this function compute for positive n?**

**function f(int n)**

**{**

**if (n equals 1)**

**{ return 1 }**

**else**

**{ return f(n-1)/f(n-1) + n }**

**}**

Op 1: 1 + n

Op 2: 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + n

Op 3: 1 + n, if n > 1, 1 otherwise

Op 4: None of the above

Op 5:

Correct Op : 3

**Ques104. Which of these is not a data type?**

Op 1: integer

Op 2: character

Op 3: boolean

Op 4: array

Op 5:

Correct Op : 4

**Ques105. The construct "if (condition) then A else B" is for which of the following**

**purposes?**

Op 1: Decision-Making

Op 2: Iteration

Op 3: Recursion

Op 4: Object Oriented Programming

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

**Ques106. In a sequential programming language, code statements are executed in which**

**order?**

Op 1: All are executed simultaneously

Op 2: From top to bottom

Op 3: From bottom to top

Op 4: None of these

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques107. A for-loop is used for which of the following purposes?**

Op 1: Decision-Making

Op 2: Iteration

Op 3: Recursion

Op 4: None of these

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques108. There are two loops which are nested. This implies which one of the following?**

Op 1: Two loop, one after the other

Op 2: Two loops, one inside the others

Op 3: One loop with two different iteration counts

Op 4: Two loops with the same iteration count

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques109. How will 47 be stored as an unsigned 8-bit binary number?**

Op 1: 10111101

Op 2: 00101111

Op 3: 10111000

Op 4: 00101101

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques110. An integer X is saved as an unsigned 8-bit number, 00001011.What is X?**

Op 1: 22

Op 2: 11

Op 3: 10

Op 4: None of these

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques111. A variable cannot be used…**

Op 1: Before it is declared

Op 2: After it is declared

Op 3: In the function it is declared in

Op 4: Can always be used

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

**Ques112. What is implied by the argument of a function?**

Op 1: The variables passed to it when it is called

Op 2: The value it returns on execution

Op 3: The execution code inside it

Op 4: Its return type

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

**Ques113. Which of the following is true about comments?**

Op 1: They are executed only once.

Op 2: They are not executed

Op 3: A good program does not contain them

Op 4: They increase program execution time.

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques114. Neelam wants to share her code with a colleague, who may modify it. Thus**

**she wants to include the date of the program creation, the author and other**

**information with the program. What component should she use?**

Op 1: Header files

Op 2: Iteration

Op 3: Comments

Op 4: Preprocessor directive

Op 5:

Correct Op : 3

**Ques115. Shashi writes a program in C++ and passes it on to Pankaj. Pankaj does some**

**indentation in some statements of the code. What will this lead to?**

Op 1: Faster Execution

Op 2: Lower memory requirement

Op 3: Correction of errors

Op 4: Better readability

Op 5:

Correct Op : 4

**Ques116. Zenab and Shashi independently write a program to find the the mass of one**

**mole of water, which includes mass of hydrogen and oxygen. Zenab defines the**

**variables:**

**integer hydrogen, oxygen, water // Code A**

**while Shashi defines the three quantities as:**

**integer a, b, c // Code B**

**Which is a better programming practice and why?**

Op 1: Code B is better because variable names are shorter

Op 2: Code A is better because the variable names are understandable and nonconfusing

Op 3: Code A will run correctly, while Code B will give an error.

Op 4: Code B will run correctly, while Code A will give an error.

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques117. For solving a problem, which of these is the first step in developing a working**

**program for it?**

Op 1: Writing the program in the programming language

Op 2: Writing a step-by-step algorithm to solve the problem.

Op 3: Compiling the libraries required.

Op 4: Code debugging

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques118. A robust program has which one of the following features?**

Op 1: It runs correctly on some inputs

Op 2: It is robust to hardware damage

Op 3: It can handle incorrect input data or data types.

Op 4: None of these

Op 5:

Correct Op : 3

**Ques119. Tarun wants to write a code to divide two numbers. He wants to warn the user**

**and terminate the program if he or she enters 0 as the divisor. Which programming**

**construct can he use to do this?**

Op 1: Iteration

Op 2: Decision-making

Op 3: Recursion

Op 4: None of these

Op 5:

Correct Op : 2

**Ques120. To solve a problem, it is broken in to a sequence of smaller sub-problems, till a**

**stage that the sub-problem can be easily solved. What is this design approach called?**

Op 1: Top-down Approach

Op 2: Bottom-Up Approach

Op 3: Procedural Programming

Op 4: None of these

Op 5:

Correct Op : 1

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