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Check out our super fun and informational data structures and algorithms quiz! The questions are set from the topics such as arrays, records, pointers, linked lists, stacks, queues, recursion, trees, sorting, and searching. Attempt them carefully. Let's see how well versed are you with the various concepts of data structures & algorithms. For a better conceptual understanding and to expand your knowledge, this quiz is very useful. Let's go for it. Best of luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How can you measure the efficiency of an the algorithm?

    • A.

      Processor and memory

    • B.

      Complexity and capacity

    • C.

      Time and space

    • D.

      Data and space

    Correct Answer
    C. Time and space
    Explanation
    To measure the efficiency of an algorithm, two important factors need to be considered: time and space. Time refers to the amount of time it takes for the algorithm to execute and complete its task. This can be measured in terms of the number of operations or steps performed. Space, on the other hand, refers to the amount of memory or storage required by the algorithm to execute. It can be measured in terms of the amount of memory used or the number of variables and data structures used. By considering both time and space, we can evaluate the efficiency of an algorithm and compare it with other algorithms to determine which one is more efficient.

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  • 2. 

    How can we measure the time factor when determining the efficiency of the algorithm? 

    • A.

      Counting microseconds

    • B.

      Counting the number of key operations

    • C.

      Counting the number of statements

    • D.

      Counting the kilobytes of algorithm

    Correct Answer
    B. Counting the number of key operations
    Explanation
    To measure the time factor when determining the efficiency of an algorithm, one can count the number of key operations. Key operations refer to the fundamental operations performed in the algorithm, such as comparisons, assignments, arithmetic operations, etc. By counting these key operations, we can get an estimate of the algorithm's time complexity, which helps in analyzing and comparing different algorithms based on their efficiency. This approach allows us to focus on the essential operations and disregard the specific details of the hardware or implementation.

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  • 3. 

    The complexity theory does not contain the following case, which is?

    • A.

      Best case

    • B.

      Worst case

    • C.

      Average case

    • D.

      Null case

    Correct Answer
    D. Null case
    Explanation
    The complexity theory does not consider the "Null case" because it refers to the scenario where there is no input or the input size is zero. Since the complexity theory focuses on analyzing the performance of algorithms based on input size, the null case is not applicable as there is no input to analyze. Therefore, the null case is not included in the complexity theory.

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  • 4. 

    The Average case occurs in the linear search algorithm.

    • A.

      When Item is somewhere in the middle of the array

    • B.

      When Item is not in the array at all

    • C.

      When Item is the last element in the array

    • D.

      When Item is the last element in the array or is not there at all

    Correct Answer
    A. When Item is somewhere in the middle of the array
    Explanation
    In the linear search algorithm, the average case occurs when the item being searched for is somewhere in the middle of the array. This means that the algorithm will have to iterate through a significant portion of the array before finding the item. In the other cases mentioned, such as when the item is not in the array at all or when it is the last element, the algorithm may find the item more quickly. Therefore, the average case specifically refers to the scenario where the item is located in the middle of the array.

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  • 5. 

    The complexity of the linear search algorithm is

    • A.

      O(n)

    • B.

      O(log n)

    • C.

      O(n2)

    • D.

      O(n log n)

    Correct Answer
    A. O(n)
    Explanation
    The complexity of the linear search algorithm is O(n) because it has a linear time complexity, meaning that the time it takes to search for an element in a list increases linearly with the size of the list. In other words, as the number of elements in the list increases, the time it takes to find a specific element also increases proportionally. This is because the linear search algorithm checks each element in the list one by one until it finds a match or reaches the end of the list.

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  • 6. 

    The complexity of the Binary search algorithm is

    • A.

      O(n)

    • B.

      O(log n)

    • C.

      O(n2)

    • D.

      O(n log n)

    Correct Answer
    B. O(log n)
    Explanation
    In the Binary search algorithm, the search space is divided in half at each step, leading to a significant reduction in the number of elements that need to be examined. This results in a time complexity of O(log n), where "n" represents the number of elements in the sorted array being searched. This efficiency makes binary search one of the fastest searching algorithms for sorted arrays.

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  • 7. 

    The complexity of the Bubble sort algorithm is

    • A.

      O(n)

    • B.

      O(log n)

    • C.

      O(n2)

    • D.

      O(n log n)

    Correct Answer
    C. O(n2)
    Explanation
    The complexity of the Bubble sort algorithm is O(n2) because it involves comparing and swapping adjacent elements multiple times until the entire array is sorted. In the worst-case scenario, where the array is sorted in descending order, the algorithm would require n-1 passes to sort n elements. Since each pass requires n-1 comparisons, the total number of comparisons would be (n-1) * (n-1) = n2 - 2n + 1, which is approximately equal to O(n2).

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  • 8. 

    The complexity of the merge sort algorithm is

    • A.

      O(n)

    • B.

      O(log n)

    • C.

      O(n2)

    • D.

      O(n log n)

    Correct Answer
    D. O(n log n)
    Explanation
    The merge sort algorithm has a time complexity of O(n log n). This means that the time it takes to sort a list of n elements using merge sort is proportional to n multiplied by the logarithm of n. This time complexity is achieved by dividing the list into smaller sublists, sorting them individually, and then merging them back together in a sorted manner. As the size of the list increases, the time taken to sort it increases at a slower rate than the size itself, making merge sort an efficient algorithm for large datasets.

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  • 9. 

    When an indirect change of the values of a variable in one module by another module happens, it's called what?

    • A.

      Internal change

    • B.

      Inter-module change

    • C.

      Side effect

    • D.

      Side-module update

    Correct Answer
    C. Side effect
    Explanation
    When an indirect change of the values of a variable in one module by another module happens, it is referred to as a side effect. This means that the values of the variable are modified unintentionally or unexpectedly due to the actions of another module. Side effects can occur when there is a lack of encapsulation or proper control over the access and manipulation of variables between different modules.

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  • 10. 

    Can you guess which of the following data structure is NOT a linear data structure?

    • A.

      Arrays

    • B.

      Linked lists

    • C.

      Both of above

    • D.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of above". This means that both arrays and linked lists are linear data structures. Arrays store elements in contiguous memory locations, allowing for easy random access. Linked lists, on the other hand, store elements in separate nodes that are connected through pointers, enabling efficient insertion and deletion operations. Therefore, both arrays and linked lists are examples of linear data structures.

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  • 11. 

    Can you guess which of the following data structure is linear data structure?

    • A.

      Trees

    • B.

      Graphs

    • C.

      Arrays

    • D.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    C. Arrays
    Explanation
    Arrays are a linear data structure because they store elements in a contiguous memory location. Each element is accessed using an index, and the elements are stored in a specific order. This allows for efficient traversal and manipulation of the elements in a linear manner. Trees and graphs, on the other hand, are non-linear data structures as they have a hierarchical or interconnected structure. Therefore, the correct answer is Arrays.

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  • 12. 

    Which function findings the location of the element with a given value is:

    • A.

      Traversal

    • B.

      Search

    • C.

      Sort

    • D.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    B. Search
    Explanation
    The function that finds the location of the element with a given value is called "Search". This function is used to search for a specific value within a data structure or array and returns the location or index where the value is found. It is commonly used in algorithms and programming to locate and retrieve specific elements from a collection of data.

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  • 13. 

    Arrays are the best data structures

    • A.

      For relatively permanent collections of data

    • B.

      For the size of the structure and the data in the structure are constantly changing

    • C.

      For both of the above situation

    • D.

      For none of the above situation

    Correct Answer
    A. For relatively permanent collections of data
    Explanation
    Arrays are considered the best data structures for relatively permanent collections of data because they provide efficient random access to elements. Arrays have a fixed size and are suitable for situations where the size of the structure and the data in the structure do not change frequently. They allow for constant-time access to elements, making them ideal for scenarios where frequent access to elements is required. However, arrays may not be suitable for situations where the size of the structure and the data within it are constantly changing, as resizing arrays can be costly in terms of time and memory.

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  • 14. 

    Linked lists are the best suited

    • A.

      For relatively permanent collections of data

    • B.

      for the size of the structure and the data in the structure are constantly changing

    • C.

      For both of the above situation

    • D.

      For none of the above situation

    Correct Answer
    B. for the size of the structure and the data in the structure are constantly changing
    Explanation
    Linked lists are the best suited for the size of the structure and the data in the structure are constantly changing. This is because linked lists allow for efficient insertion and deletion of elements at any position in the list, regardless of its size. Unlike arrays, linked lists do not require contiguous memory allocation, making it easier to resize and modify the structure as needed. Therefore, linked lists are a flexible data structure that can adapt to changes in the size and content of the data.

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  • 15. 

    Each array declaration does not give, implicitly or explicitly, the information about which of the following? 

    • A.

      The name of the array

    • B.

      The exact data type of array

    • C.

      The first data from the set that will be stored

    • D.

      Index set

    Correct Answer
    C. The first data from the set that will be stored
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the information that is not provided by each array declaration. The correct answer is "the first data from the set that will be stored." When declaring an array, we specify the name of the array, the exact data type of the array, and the index set (the range of valid indices for the array). However, the declaration does not specify what the first data element in the array will be. The initial values of the array elements are typically not determined during the declaration but are assigned separately.

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  • 16. 

    Why are the elements of an array are stored successively memory cells? 

    • A.

      In this way, the computer can keep track only the address of the first element, and the addresses of other elements can be calculated

    • B.

      The architecture of computer memory does not allow arrays to store other than serially

    • C.

      Both of above

    • D.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    A. In this way, the computer can keep track only the address of the first element, and the addresses of other elements can be calculated
    Explanation
    The elements of an array are stored successively in memory cells so that the computer can keep track of only the address of the first element. This allows for efficient calculation of the addresses of other elements in the array. Storing the elements in a non-sequential manner would require additional memory management and make it more difficult to access and manipulate the elements of the array. Therefore, the elements of an array are stored successively in memory cells to optimize memory usage and access.

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