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Flow Control Questions

1.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Test 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int I = 1;
        do while ( I < 1 )
        System.out.print("I is " + I);
        while ( I > 1 ) ;
    }
}



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Correct Ans:no output is produced
Explanation:
There are two different looping constructs in this problem. The first is a do-while loop and the second is a while loop, nested inside the do-while. The body of the do-while is only a single statement-brackets are not needed. You are assured that the while expression will be evaluated at least once, followed by an evaluation of the do-while expression. Both expressions are false and no output is produced.


2.
What will be the output of the program?

public class If2 
{
    static boolean b1, b2;
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x = 0;
        if ( !b1 ) /* Line 7 */
        {
            if ( !b2 ) /* Line 9 */
            {
                b1 = true;
                x++;
                if ( 5 > 6 ) 
                {
                    x++;
                }
                if ( !b1 ) 
                    x = x + 10;
                else if ( b2 = true ) /* Line 19 */
                    x = x + 100;
                else if ( b1 | b2 ) /* Line 21 */
                    x = x + 1000;
            }
        }
        System.out.println(x);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:101
Explanation:
As instance variables, b1 and b2 are initialized to false. The if tests on lines 7 and 9 are successful so b1 is set to true and x is incremented. The next if test to succeed is on line 19 (note that the code is not testing to see if b2 is true, it is setting b2 to be true). Since line 19 was successful, subsequent else-if's (line 21) will be skipped.


3.
What will be the output of the program?

public class SwitchTest 
{  
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        System.out.println("value =" + switchIt(4)); 
    } 
    public static int switchIt(int x) 
    {
        int j = 1;  
        switch (x) 
        { 
            case l: j++; 
            case 2: j++;  
            case 3: j++; 
            case 4: j++; 
            case 5: j++; 
            default: j++; 
            } 
        return j + x;  
    } 
}



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Correct Ans:value = 8
Explanation:
Because there are no break statements, once the desired result is found, the program continues though each of the remaining options.


4.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Switch2 
{
    final static short x = 2;
    public static int y = 0;
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        for (int z=0; z < 3; z++) 
        {
            switch (z) 
            {
                case x: System.out.print("0 ");
                case x-1: System.out.print("1 ");
                case x-2: System.out.print("2 ");
            }
        }
    }
}



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Correct Ans:2 1 2 0 1 2
Explanation:
The case expressions are all legal because x is marked final, which means the expressions can be evaluated at compile time. In the first iteration of the for loop case x-2 matches, so 2 is printed. In the second iteration, x-1 is matched so 1 and 2 are printed (remember, once a match is found all remaining statements are executed until a break statement is encountered). In the third iteration, x is matched. So 0 1 and 2 are printed.


5.
What will be the output of the program?

int i = 1, j = 10; 
do 
{
    if(i > j) 
    {
        break; 
    } 
    j--; 
} while (++i < 5); 
System.out.println("i = " + i + " and j = " + j);



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Correct Ans:i = 5 and j = 6
Explanation:
This loop is a do-while loop, which always executes the code block within the block at least once, due to the testing condition being at the end of the loop, rather than at the beginning. This particular loop is exited prematurely if i becomes greater than j.

The order is, test i against j, if bigger, it breaks from the loop, decrements j by one, and then tests the loop condition, where a pre-incremented by one i is tested for being lower than 5. The test is at the end of the loop, so i can reach the value of 5 before it fails. So it goes, start:

1, 10

2, 9

3, 8

4, 7

5, 6 loop condition fails.


6.
What will be the output of the program?

int i = l, j = -1; 
switch (i) 
{
    case 0, 1: j = 1; /* Line 4 */
    case 2: j = 2; 
    default: j = 0; 
System.out.println("j = " + j); 



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Correct Ans:compilation fails
Explanation:
The case statement takes only a single argument. The case statement on line 4 is given two arguments so the compiler complains.


7.
public class While 
{
    public void loop() 
    {
        int x= 0;
        while ( 1 ) /* Line 6 */
        {
            System.out.print("x plus one is " + (x + 1)); /* Line 8 */
        }
    }
}
Which statement is true?



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Correct Ans:There is a syntax error on line 6.
Explanation:
Using the integer 1 in the while statement, or any other looping or conditional construct for that matter, will result in a compiler error. This is old C Program syntax, not valid Java.

A, B and C are incorrect because line 1 is valid (Java is case sensitive so While is a valid class name). Line 8 is also valid because an equation may be placed in a String operation as shown.


8.
public void test(int x) 
    int odd = 1; 
    if(odd) /* Line 4 */
    {
        System.out.println("odd"); 
    } 
    else 
    {
        System.out.println("even"); 
    } 
}
Which statement is true?



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Correct Ans:compilation fails
Explanation:
The compiler will complain because of incompatible types (line 4), the if expects a boolean but it gets an integer.


9.
switch(x) 
    default:  
        System.out.println("Hello"); 
}
Which two are acceptable types for x?
byte
long
char
float
Short
Long



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Correct Ans:1 and 3
Explanation:
Switch statements are based on integer expressions and since both bytes and chars can implicitly be widened to an integer, these can also be used. Also shorts can be used. Short and Long are wrapper classes and reference types can not be used as variables.


10.
public void foo( boolean a, boolean b)
    if( a ) 
    {
        System.out.println("A"); /* Line 5 */
    } 
    else if(a && b) /* Line 7 */
    { 
        System.out.println( "A && B"); 
    } 
    else /* Line 11 */
    { 
        if ( !b ) 
        {
            System.out.println( "notB") ;
        } 
        else 
        {
            System.out.println( "ELSE" ) ; 
        } 
    } 
}



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Correct Ans:If a is false and b is true then the output is "ELSE"
Explanation:
Option C is correct. The output is "ELSE". Only when a is false do the output lines after 11 get some chance of executing.

Option A is wrong. The output is "A". When a is true, irrespective of the value of b, only the line 5 output will be executed. The condition at line 7 will never be evaluated (when a is true it will always be trapped by the line 12 condition) therefore the output will never be "A && B".

Option B is wrong. The output is "A". When a is true, irrespective of the value of b, only the line 5 output will be executed.

Option D is wrong. The output is "notB".



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