A Quiz On Turing Tarpit

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In his 1982 article ''Epigrams on Programming'', computer scientist and professor Alan Perlis coined the phrase turing tarpit. A turing tarpit is any programming language. Take this quiz to discover what you know about programming and computers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is not a feature of a turing tarpit?
    • A. 

      Functionally flexible

    • B. 

      Difficult to learn

    • C. 

      Little support for common tasks

    • D. 

      Irreducible data

  • 2. 
    The syntax component of a programming language refers to the?
    • A. 

      Instruction

    • B. 

      Code

    • C. 

      Meaning

    • D. 

      Form

  • 3. 
    Which is a markup language?
    • A. 

      Triff

    • B. 

      Java

    • C. 

      Python

    • D. 

      XML

  • 4. 
    What is a set of rules that precisely defines a sequence of operations?
    • A. 

      Semantics

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Algorithm

    • D. 

      Code

  • 5. 
    The technique for hiding complexity of computer systems is referred to as?
    • A. 

      Machine learning

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Abstraction

    • D. 

      Naturalization

  • 6. 
    A shared boundary across which two or more separate components of a computer system exchange information is?
    • A. 

      Cloud security

    • B. 

      Network

    • C. 

      Interface

    • D. 

      Program

  • 7. 
    What is the point of interaction between a computer and humans?
    • A. 

      Networking

    • B. 

      Computing

    • C. 

      User interface

    • D. 

      Programming

  • 8. 
    What is a number of elements in a specific order, typically all of the same type?
    • A. 

      Array

    • B. 

      List

    • C. 

      Tray

    • D. 

      Link

  • 9. 
    What is a linear collection of data elements of any type?
    • A. 

      Code

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      List

    • D. 

      Array

  • 10. 
    An aggregate of data structure is called a?
    • A. 

      Triple

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Struct

    • D. 

      Code

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