Do You Know Your Programming Languages?

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Do You Know Your Programming Languages? - Quiz

How well do you think you know your coding languages? Find out in this quiz about programming, coding, and scripting languages!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I’m not really a coding language but actually a query language used to access and manipulate databases.

    • A.

      Java

    • B.

      Python

    • C.

      SQL

    • D.

      C++

    • E.

      HTML

    Correct Answer
    C. SQL
    Explanation
    SQL is a query language used to access and manipulate databases. It is not a coding language like Java, Python, C++, or HTML, but rather specifically designed for managing and retrieving data from databases. SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is widely used in the field of database management systems.

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  • 2. 

    I’m not really used much these days except by new coders learning introductory programming skills.

    • A.

      ASP.NET

    • B.

      CGI

    • C.

      Teal

    • D.

      Basic

    • E.

      Visual Basic

    Correct Answer
    D. Basic
    Explanation
    Basic is the correct answer because the statement suggests that Basic is not commonly used nowadays except by new coders learning introductory programming skills. This implies that Basic is considered a beginner's programming language and is not widely used in professional programming environments.

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  • 3. 

    I’m a proprietary Microsoft version of a well-established and respected language. I am generally considered friends with the .NET line of languages and products.

    • A.

      C++

    • B.

      ActiveScript

    • C.

      JavaScript

    • D.

      C#

    • E.

      FoxPro

    Correct Answer
    D. C#
    Explanation
    C# is a well-established and respected language that is closely associated with the .NET line of languages and products. It is a proprietary Microsoft version of the language, making it a good fit for the given description. C++ is a different language and not specifically associated with .NET. ActiveScript and JavaScript are scripting languages, while FoxPro is a database management system. Therefore, C# is the most appropriate answer based on the given information.

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  • 4. 

    I’m a cross-platform, object-oriented language that is perhaps best adapted to web applications. I am good friends with Sun Microsystems.

    • A.

      Basic

    • B.

      ASP

    • C.

      Perl

    • D.

      PHP

    • E.

      Java

    Correct Answer
    E. Java
    Explanation
    Java is a cross-platform, object-oriented language that is commonly used for web applications. It is known for its compatibility across different operating systems and its ability to run on various devices. Java was developed by Sun Microsystems, which indicates that it has a strong relationship with the company.

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  • 5. 

    I’m possibly the most popular current web scripting language. I am easy-to-learn, accessible, cross-platform, and adapted towards web functions. I love recursion!

    • A.

      Cold Fusion

    • B.

      XML

    • C.

      PHP

    • D.

      CGI

    • E.

      ActiveScript

    Correct Answer
    C. PHP
    Explanation
    PHP is the correct answer because it is a widely used web scripting language that is known for being easy to learn and accessible. It is also cross-platform, meaning it can be used on different operating systems, and it is specifically adapted for web functions. Additionally, the statement mentioning a love for recursion is a characteristic often associated with PHP.

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  • 6. 

    I may be good for small functions on web pages but not much else beyond that.

    • A.

      JavaScript

    • B.

      FORTRAN

    • C.

      Basic

    • D.

      Python

    • E.

      Java

    Correct Answer
    A. JavaScript
    Explanation
    JavaScript is the correct answer because it is a scripting language primarily used for small functions on web pages. While it can be used for other purposes, it is not as well-suited for larger and more complex applications compared to other languages like FORTRAN, Basic, Python, and Java. These languages are more versatile and commonly used for a wider range of applications beyond web development.

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  • 7. 

    I’m not really around these days but I was once the flagship web-coding product of MacroMedia.

    • A.

      Teal

    • B.

      XML

    • C.

      ActiveScript

    • D.

      Cold Fusion

    • E.

      Visual Studio

    Correct Answer
    D. Cold Fusion
    Explanation
    Cold Fusion is the correct answer because it was a flagship web-coding product of MacroMedia. The statement mentions that the person was once the flagship web-coding product of MacroMedia, indicating that the correct answer must be a web-coding product associated with MacroMedia. Among the given options, Cold Fusion is the only one that fits this description.

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  • 8. 

    I’m best known as the Microsoft counterpart of PHP and Perl.

    • A.

      ASP

    • B.

      FoxPro

    • C.

      SQL

    • D.

      Visual Basic.NET

    • E.

      Visual Basic

    Correct Answer
    A. ASP
    Explanation
    ASP (Active Server Pages) is the correct answer because it is a Microsoft technology that is often compared to PHP and Perl. ASP is a server-side scripting language that allows developers to create dynamic web pages and applications. It was widely used in the early 2000s and has since been replaced by ASP.NET, but it is still recognized as a Microsoft counterpart to PHP and Perl.

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