Placement Written test paper for MNC || Computer questions and answers Part – 4

Ques 91 : Choose the correct answer
What does the following function do?

function operation (int a, int b)
{
if (a > b)
{ return operation(b, a) }
else
{ return a; }
}

Option 1 : Always returns the first parameter Option 2 : Returns the min of (a,b) Option 3 : Returns the max of (a,b) Option 4 : Loops forever

Ques 92 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Always -1 Option 2 : 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 3 : -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 4 : 0 if a equals b, -1 otherwise

Ques 93 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 2 : Always +1 Option 3 : 0 if a equals b, +1 otherwise Option 4 : -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise

Ques 94 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Always +1 Option 2 : 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 3 : -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 4 : 0 if a equals b, -1 otherwise

Ques 95 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Always +1 Option 2 : -1 if a > b, 1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 3 : 1 if a > b, -1 if a < b, 0 otherwise Option 4 : 0 if a equals b, -1 otherwise

Ques 96 : Choose the correct answer
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?

Option 1 : (n – m + 1)/2 Option 2 : 1 + (n – m)/2 Option 3 : 1 + (n – m)/2 if m is even, (n – m + 1)/2 if m is odd Option 4 : (n – m + 1)/2 if m is even, 1 + (n – m)/2 if m is odd

Ques 97 : Choose the correct answer
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?

Option 1 : (n – m + 1)/2 Option 2 : 1 + (n – m)/2 Option 3 : 1 + (n – m)/2 if m is even, (n – m + 1)/2 if m is odd Option 4 : (n – m + 1)/2 if m is even, 1 + (n – m)/2 if m is odd

Ques 98 : Choose the correct answer
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;
}

Option 1 : 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + … + n Option 2 : 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + … + n Option 3 : n/2 + (1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + … + n) Option 4 : 1 + (1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + … + n)

Ques 99 : Choose the correct answer
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
}

Option 1 : 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + … + n Option 2 : 1 + (2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + … + n) Option 3 : 1 + n/2 + (4 + 6 + 8 + … + n) Option 4 : 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + … + n

Ques 100 : Choose the correct answer
The for loop is equivalent to a while loop when
Option 1 : There is no initialization expression Option 2 : There is no increment expression Option 3 : A and B combined are true Option 4 : It is never equivalent

Ques 101 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : a < 1.0 Option 2 : a < sqrt(10) Option 3 : a > sqrt(10) Option 4 : a = 0

Ques 102 : Choose the correct answer
int area(double radius)
{
return PI*radius*radius;
}
Which of the following is always true about the function area?
Option 1 : It returns the area of a circle within the limits of double precision. Option 2 : It returns the area of a circle within the limits of the constant PI. Option 3 : It returns the area of a circle within the limits of precision of double, or the constant PI, whichever is lower. Option 4 : None of the above.

Ques 103 : Choose the correct answer
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 }
}

Option 1 : 1 + n Option 2 : 1 + 2 + 3 + … + n Option 3 : 1 + n, if n > 1, 1 otherwise Option 4 : None of the above

Ques 104 : Choose the correct answer
Which of these is not a data type?
Option 1 : integer Option 2 : character Option 3 : boolean Option 4 : array

Ques 105 : Choose the correct answer
The construct “if (condition) then A else B” is for which of the following purposes?
Option 1 : Decision-Making Option 2 : Iteration Option 3 : Recursion Option 4 : Object Oriented Programming

Ques 106 : Choose the correct answer
In a sequential programming language, code statements are executed in which order?
Option 1 : All are executed simultaneously Option 2 : From top to bottom Option 3 : From bottom to top Option 4 : None of these

Ques 107 : Choose the correct answer
A for-loop is used for which of the following purposes?
Option 1 : Decision-Making Option 2 : Iteration Option 3 : Recursion Option 4 : None of these

Ques 108 : Choose the correct answer
There are two loops which are nested. This implies which one of the following?
Option 1 : Two loop, one after the other Option 2 : Two loops, one inside the others Option 3 : One loop with two different iteration counts Option 4 : Two loops with the same iteration count

Ques 109 : Choose the correct answer
How will 47 be stored as an unsigned 8-bit binary number?
Option 1 : 10111101 Option 2 : 00101111 Option 3 : 10111000 Option 4 : 00101101

Ques 110 : Choose the correct answer
An integer X is saved as an unsigned 8-bit number, 00001011.What is X?
Option 1 : 22 Option 2 : 11 Option 3 : 10 Option 4 : None of these

Ques 111 : Choose the correct answer
A variable cannot be used…
Option 1 : Before it is declared Option 2 : After it is declared Option 3 : In the function it is declared in Option 4 : Can always be used

Ques 112 : Choose the correct answer
What is implied by the argument of a function?
Option 1 : The variables passed to it when it is called Option 2 : The value it returns on execution Option 3 : The execution code inside it Option 4 : Its return type

Ques 113 : Choose the correct answer
Which of the following is true about comments?
Option 1 : They are executed only once. Option 2 : They are not executed Option 3 : A good program does not contain them Option 4 : They increase program execution time.

Ques 114 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Header files Option 2 : Iteration Option 3 : Comments Option 4 : Preprocessor directive

Ques 115 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Faster Execution Option 2 : Lower memory requirement Option 3 : Correction of errors Option 4 : Better readability

Ques 116 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Code B is better because variable names are shorter Option 2 : Code A is better because the variable names are understandable and non-confusing Option 3 : Code A will run correctly, while Code B will give an error. Option 4 : Code B will run correctly, while Code A will give an error.

Ques 117 : Choose the correct answer
For solving a problem, which of these is the first step in developing a working program for it?
Option 1 : Writing the program in the programming language Option 2 : Writing a step-by-step algorithm to solve the problem. Option 3 : Compiling the libraries required. Option 4 : Code debugging

Ques 118 : Choose the correct answer
A robust program has which one of the following features?
Option 1 : It runs correctly on some inputs Option 2 : It is robust to hardware damage Option 3 : It can handle incorrect input data or data types. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 119 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Iteration Option 2 : Decision-making Option 3 : Recursion Option 4 : None of these

Ques 120 : Choose the correct answer
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?
Option 1 : Top-down Approach Option 2 : Bottom-Up Approach Option 3 : Procedural Programming Option 4 : None of these

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