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1.
What will be the output of the program?

public abstract class AbstractTest 
{
    public int getNum() 
    {
        return 45;
    }
    public abstract class Bar 
    {
        public int getNum() 
        {
            return 38;
        }
    }
    public static void main (String [] args) 
    {
        AbstractTest t = new AbstractTest() 
        {
            public int getNum() 
            {
                return 22;
            }
        };
        AbstractTest.Bar f = t.new Bar() 
        {
            public int getNum() 
            {
                return 57;
            }
        };
        
        System.out.println(f.getNum() + " " + t.getNum());
    }
}



Explanation:

You can define an inner class as abstract, which means you can instantiate only concrete subclasses of the abstract inner class. The object referenced by the variable t is an instance of an anonymous subclass of AbstractTest, and the anonymous class overrides the getNum() method to return 22. The variable referenced by f is an instance of an anonymous subclass of Bar, and the anonymous Bar subclass also overrides the getNum() method (to return 57). Remember that to instantiate a Bar instance, we need an instance of the enclosing AbstractTest class to tie to the new Bar inner class instance. AbstractTest can't be instantiated because it's abstract, so we created an anonymous subclass (non-abstract) and then used the instance of that anonymous subclass to tie to the new Bar subclass instance.


2. Which class or interface defines the wait(), notify(),and notifyAll() methods?



Explanation:

The Object class defines these thread-specific methods.

Option B, C, and D are incorrect because they do not define these methods. And yes, the Java API does define a class called Class, though you do not need to know it for the exam.


3.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        Test p = new Test();
        p.start();
    }

    void start() 
    {
        boolean b1 = false;
        boolean b2 = fix(b1);
        System.out.println(b1 + " " + b2);
    }

    boolean fix(boolean b1) 
    {
        b1 = true;
        return b1;
    }
}



Explanation:

The boolean b1 in the fix() method is a different boolean than the b1 in the start() method. The b1 in the start() method is not updated by the fix() method.


4.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Foo 
{  
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        try 
        { 
            return; 
        } 
        finally 
        {
            System.out.println( "Finally" ); 
        } 
    } 
}



Explanation:

If you put a finally block after a try and its associated catch blocks, then once execution enters the try block, the code in that finally block will definitely be executed except in the following circumstances:

An exception arising in the finally block itself.
The death of the thread.
The use of System.exit()
Turning off the power to the CPU.
I suppose the last three could be classified as VM shutdown.


5.
What will be the output of the program?

public class X 
{  
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        try 
        {
            badMethod();  
            System.out.print("A"); 
        }  
        catch (Exception ex) 
        {
            System.out.print("B");  
        } 
        finally 
        {
            System.out.print("C"); 
        } 
        System.out.print("D"); 
    }  
    public static void badMethod() 
    {
        throw new Error(); /* Line 22 */
    } 
}



Explanation:

Error is thrown but not recognised line(22) because the only catch attempts to catch an Exception and Exception is not a superclass of Error. Therefore only the code in the finally statement can be run before exiting with a runtime error (Exception in thread "main" java.lang.Error).


6.
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?



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.


7.
class X implements Runnable 
    public static void main(String args[]) 
    {
        /* Missing code? */
    } 
    public void run() {} 
}
Which of the following line of code is suitable to start a thread ?





8. Which cannot directly cause a thread to stop executing?



Explanation:

notify() - wakes up a single thread that is waiting on this object's monitor.


9. Which of the following statements is true?



Explanation:

Option A is correct because it is sometimes advisable to thrown an assertion error even if assertions have been disabled.

Option B is incorrect because it is considered appropriate to check argument values in private methods using assertions.

Option C is incorrect; finally is never bypassed.

Option D is incorrect because AssertionErrors should never be handled.


10.
void start() {  
    A a = new A(); 
    B b = new B(); 
    a.s(b);  
    b = null; /* Line 5 */
    a = null;  /* Line 6 */
    System.out.println("start completed"); /* Line 7 */
When is the B object, created in line 3, eligible for garbage collection?





11.
class Test 
{  
    private Demo d; 
    void start() 
    {  
        d = new Demo(); 
        this.takeDemo(d); /* Line 7 */
    } /* Line 8 */
    void takeDemo(Demo demo) 
    { 
        demo = null;  
        demo = new Demo(); 
    } 
}
When is the Demo object eligible for garbage collection?



Explanation:

Option D is correct. By a process of elimination.

Option A is wrong. The variable d is a member of the Test class and is never directly set to null.

Option B is wrong. A copy of the variable d is set to null and not the actual variable d.

Option C is wrong. The variable d exists outside the start() method (it is a class member). So, when the start() method finishes the variable d still holds a reference.


12. Which will contain the body of the thread?



Explanation:

Option A is Correct. The run() method to a thread is like the main() method to an application. Starting the thread causes the object's run method to be called in that separately executing thread.

Option B is wrong. The start() method causes this thread to begin execution; the Java Virtual Machine calls the run method of this thread.

Option C is wrong. The stop() method is deprecated. It forces the thread to stop executing.

Option D is wrong. Is the main entry point for an application.


13.
What will be the output of the program?

class PassA 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        PassA p = new PassA();
        p.start();
    }

    void start() 
    {
        long [] a1 = {3,4,5};
        long [] a2 = fix(a1);
        System.out.print(a1[0] + a1[1] + a1[2] + " ");
        System.out.println(a2[0] + a2[1] + a2[2]);
    }

    long [] fix(long [] a3) 
    {
        a3[1] = 7;
        return a3;
    }
}



Explanation:

Output: 15 15

The reference variables a1 and a3 refer to the same long array object. When the [1] element is updated in the fix() method, it is updating the array referred to by a1. The reference variable a2 refers to the same array object.

So Output: 3+7+5+" "3+7+5

Output: 15 15 Because Numeric values will be added


14.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Foo 
{
    Foo() 
    {
        System.out.print("foo");
    }
    
class Bar
{
    Bar() 
    {
        System.out.print("bar");
    }
    public void go() 
    {
        System.out.print("hi");
    }
} /* class Bar ends */

    public static void main (String [] args) 
    {
        Foo f = new Foo();
        f.makeBar();
    }
    void makeBar() 
    {
        (new Bar() {}).go();
    }
}/* class Foo ends */



Explanation:

Option C is correct because first the Foo instance is created, which means the Foo constructor runs and prints "foo". Next, the makeBar() method is invoked which creates a Bar, which means the Bar constructor runs and prints "bar", and finally the go() method is invoked on the new Bar instance, which means the go() method prints "hi".


15.
public class Test 
    public void foo() 
    {
        assert false; /* Line 5 */
        assert false; /* Line 6 */
    } 
    public void bar()
    {
        while(true)
        {
            assert false; /* Line 12 */
        } 
        assert false;  /* Line 14 */
    } 
}
What causes compilation to fail?



Explanation:

Option D is correct. Compilation fails because of an unreachable statement at line 14. It is a compile-time error if a statement cannot be executed because it is unreachable. The question is now, why is line 20 unreachable? If it is because of the assert then surely line 6 would also be unreachable. The answer must be something other than assert.

Examine the following:

A while statement can complete normally if and only if at least one of the following is true:

- The while statement is reachable and the condition expression is not a constant expression with value true.

-There is a reachable break statement that exits the while statement.


16. Which will legally declare, construct, and initialize an array?



Explanation:

The only legal array declaration and assignment statement is Option D

Option A is wrong because it initializes an int array with String literals.

Option B is wrong because it use something other than curly braces for the initialization.

Option C is wrong because it provides initial values for only one dimension, although the declared array is a two-dimensional array.


17.
Which three statements are true?

Assertion checking is typically enabled when a program is deployed.
It is never appropriate to write code to handle failure of an assert statement.
Assertion checking is typically enabled during program development and testing.
Assertion checking can be selectively enabled or disabled on a per-package basis, but not on a per-class basis.
Assertion checking can be selectively enabled or disabled on both a per-package basis and a per-class basis.



Explanation:

(1) is wrong. It's just not true.

(2) is correct. You're never supposed to handle an assertion failure.

(3) is correct. Assertions let you test your assumptions during development, but the assertion code—in effect—evaporates when the program is deployed, leaving behind no overhead or debugging code to track down and remove.

(4) is wrong. See the explanation for (5) below.

(5) is correct. Assertion checking can be selectively enabled or disabled on a per-package basis. Note that the package default assertion status determines the assertion status for classes initialized in the future that belong to the named package or any of its "subpackages".

The assertion status can be set for a named top-level class and any nested classes contained therein. This setting takes precedence over the class loader's default assertion status, and over any applicable per-package default. If the named class is not a top-level class, the change of status will have no effect on the actual assertion status of any class


18. Which method must be defined by a class implementing the java.lang.Runnable interface?



Explanation:

Option B is correct because in an interface all methods are abstract by default therefore they must be overridden by the implementing class. The Runnable interface only contains 1 method, the void run() method therefore it must be implemented.

Option A and D are incorrect because they are narrowing the access privileges i.e. package(default) access is narrower than public access.

Option C is not method in the Runnable interface therefore it is incorrect.


19.
class HappyGarbage01 
    public static void main(String args[]) 
    {
        HappyGarbage01 h = new HappyGarbage01(); 
        h.methodA(); /* Line 6 */
    } 
    Object methodA() 
    {
        Object obj1 = new Object(); 
        Object [] obj2 = new Object[1]; 
        obj2[0] = obj1; 
        obj1 = null; 
        return obj2[0]; 
    } 
}
Where will be the most chance of the garbage collector being invoked?



Explanation:

Option D is correct. Garbage collection takes place after the method has returned its reference to the object. The method returns to line 6, there is no reference to store the return value. so garbage collection takes place after line 6.

Option A is wrong. Because the reference to obj1 is stored in obj2[0]. The Object obj1 still exists on the heap and can be accessed by an active thread through the reference stored in obj2[0].

Option B is wrong. Because it is only one of the references to the object obj1, the other reference is maintained in obj2[0].

Option C is wrong. The garbage collector will not be called here because a reference to the object is being maintained and returned in obj2[0].


20. Which one of these lists contains only Java programming language keywords?



Explanation:

All the words in option B are among the 49 Java keywords. Although goto reserved as a keyword in Java, goto is not used and has no function.

Option A is wrong because the keyword for the primitive int starts with a lowercase i.

Option C is wrong because "virtual" is a keyword in C++, but not Java.

Option D is wrong because "constant" is not a keyword. Constants in Java are marked static and final.

Option E is wrong because "include" is a keyword in C, but not in Java.


21.
public class MyRunnable implements Runnable 
{
    public void run() 
    {
        // some code here
    }
}
which of these will create and start this thread?



Explanation:

Because the class implements Runnable, an instance of it has to be passed to the Thread constructor, and then the instance of the Thread has to be started.

A is incorrect. There is no constructor like this for Runnable because Runnable is an interface, and it is illegal to pass a class or interface name to any constructor.

B is incorrect for the same reason; you can't pass a class or interface name to any constructor.

D is incorrect because MyRunnable doesn't have a start() method, and the only start() method that can start a thread of execution is the start() in the Thread class.


22. What allows the programmer to destroy an object x?



Explanation:

Option D is correct. When an object is no longer referenced, it may be reclaimed by the garbage collector. If an object declares a finalizer, the finalizer is executed before the object is reclaimed to give the object a last chance to clean up resources that would not otherwise be released. When a class is no longer needed, it may be unloaded.

Option A is wrong. I found 4 delete() methods in all of the Java class structure. They are:

delete() - Method in class java.io.File : Deletes the file or directory denoted by this abstract pathname.
delete(int, int) - Method in class java.lang.StringBuffer : Removes the characters in a substring of this StringBuffer.
delete(int, int) - Method in interface javax.accessibility.AccessibleEditableText : Deletes the text between two indices
delete(int, int) - Method in class : javax.swing.text.JTextComponent.AccessibleJTextComponent; Deletes the text between two indices
None of these destroy the object to which they belong.

Option B is wrong. I found 19 finalize() methods. The most interesting, from this questions point of view, was the finalize() method in class java.lang.Object which is called by the garbage collector on an object when garbage collection determines that there are no more references to the object. This method does not destroy the object to which it belongs.

Option C is wrong. But it is interesting. The Runtime class has many methods, two of which are:

getRuntime() - Returns the runtime object associated with the current Java application.
gc() - Runs the garbage collector. Calling this method suggests that the Java virtual machine expend effort toward recycling unused objects in order to make the memory they currently occupy available for quick reuse. When control returns from the method call, the virtual machine has made its best effort to recycle all discarded objects. Interesting as this is, it doesn't destroy the object.


23.
Which three are legal array declarations?

int [] myScores [];
char [] myChars;
int [6] myScores;
Dog myDogs [];
Dog myDogs [7];



Explanation:

(1), (2), and (4) are legal array declarations. With an array declaration, you can place the brackets to the right or left of the identifier. Option A looks strange, but it's perfectly legal to split the brackets in a multidimensional array, and place them on both sides of the identifier. Although coding this way would only annoy your fellow programmers, for the exam, you need to know it's legal.

(3) and (5) are wrong because you can't declare an array with a size. The size is only needed when the array is actually instantiated (and the JVM needs to know how much space to allocate for the array, based on the type of array and the size).


24.
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 ");
            }
        }
    }
}



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.


25.
public Object m() 
{  
    Object o = new Float(3.14F); 
    Object [] oa = new Object[l];
    oa[0] = o; /* Line 5 */
    o = null;  /* Line 6 */
    oa[0] = null; /* Line 7 */
    return o; /* Line 8 */
}
When is the Float object, created in line 3, eligible for garbage collection?



Explanation:

Option A is wrong. This simply copies the object reference into the array.

Option B is wrong. The reference o is set to null, but, oa[0] still maintains the reference to the Float object.

Option C is correct. The thread of execution will then not have access to the object.


26.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Test 
{
    public static int y;
    public static void foo(int x) 
    {
        System.out.print("foo ");
        y = x;
    }
    public static int bar(int z) 
    {
        System.out.print("bar ");
        return y = z;
    }
    public static void main(String [] args ) 
    {
        int t = 0;
        assert t > 0 : bar(7);
        assert t > 1 : foo(8); /* Line 18 */
        System.out.println("done ");
    }
}



Explanation:

The foo() method returns void. It is a perfectly acceptable method, but because it returns void it cannot be used in an assert statement, so line 18 will not compile.


27. Which is a reserved word in the Java programming language?



Explanation:

The word "native" is a valid keyword, used to modify a method declaration.

Option A, D and E are not keywords. Option C is wrong because the keyword for subclassing in Java is extends, not 'subclasses'.


28.
What will be the output of the program?

class Bitwise 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x = 11 & 9;
        int y = x ^ 3;
        System.out.println( y | 12 );
    }
}



Explanation:

The & operator produces a 1 bit when both bits are 1. The result of the & operation is 9. The ^ operator produces a 1 bit when exactly one bit is 1; the result of this operation is 10. The | operator produces a 1 bit when at least one bit is 1; the result of this operation is 14.


29.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Test 
{  
    public static void aMethod() throws Exception 
    {
        try /* Line 5 */
        {
            throw new Exception(); /* Line 7 */
        } 
        finally /* Line 9 */
        {
            System.out.print("finally "); /* Line 11 */
        } 
    } 
    public static void main(String args[]) 
    {
        try 
        {
            aMethod();  
        } 
        catch (Exception e) /* Line 20 */
        {
            System.out.print("exception "); 
        } 
        System.out.print("finished"); /* Line 24 */
    } 
}



Explanation:

This is what happens:

(1) The execution of the try block (line 5) completes abruptly because of the throw statement (line 7).

(2) The exception cannot be assigned to the parameter of any catch clause of the try statement therefore the finally block is executed (line 9) and "finally" is output (line 11).

(3) The finally block completes normally, and then the try statement completes abruptly because of the throw statement (line 7).

(4) The exception is propagated up the call stack and is caught by the catch in the main method (line 20). This prints "exception".

(5) Lastly program execution continues, because the exception has been caught, and "finished" is output (line 24).


30.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    static int s;
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        Test p = new Test();
        p.start();
        System.out.println(s);
    }

    void start() 
    {
        int x = 7;
        twice(x);
        System.out.print(x + " ");
    }

    void twice(int x) 
    {
        x = x*2;
        s = x;
    }
}



Explanation:

The int x in the twice() method is not the same int x as in the start() method. Start()'s x is not affected by the twice() method. The instance variable s is updated by twice()'s x, which is 14.




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