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How much do you know about Java Regex? In Java, Regex, also known as Regular Expression is an API that helps in defining a pattern that can be used to search, edit or manipulate a string. Take the Java Regex quiz with a set of 10 multiple choice questions and answers to test your knowledge. To get further information, you can also check the Java Regex online course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which class of objects is utilized to compile regular expressions?

    • A.

      Matcher class

    • B.

      Pattern class

    • C.

      String class

    • D.

      None of the preceding

    Correct Answer
    B. Pattern class
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pattern class. The Pattern class in Java is used to compile regular expressions. It provides methods to compile a regular expression into a pattern, which can then be used to match against input strings using the Matcher class. The Pattern class allows for more advanced regular expression matching and manipulation compared to the String class, which only provides basic methods for string manipulation. Therefore, the Pattern class is the appropriate choice for compiling regular expressions.

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  • 2. 

    What does \d mean?

    • A.

      Range of numbers

    • B.

      Range of alphabets

    • C.

      Range of special characters

    • D.

      None of the preceding

    Correct Answer
    A. Range of numbers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Range of numbers." In regular expressions, the "\d" is a shorthand character class that represents any digit from 0 to 9. It is used to match any numeric digit in a given string. Therefore, "\d" signifies the range of numbers in this context.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following regular expressions in Java matches the string's end?

    • A.

      \d

    • B.

      /d

    • C.

      /z

    • D.

      \z

    Correct Answer
    D. \z
    Explanation
    The regular expression \z in Java matches the end of the string. This is because \z is an anchor that represents the end of the input string. It ensures that the pattern only matches if it is at the very end of the string and not followed by any characters. Therefore, \z is the correct regular expression to match the string's end.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is correct?

    • A.

      A string regular expression must first be compiled into an instance of the Pattern class.

    • B.

      A string regular expression can be compiled into an instance of the Pattern class.

    • C.

      A string regular expression must first be compiled into an instance of the Matcher class.

    • D.

      A string regular expression can be compiled into an instance of the Pattern class.

    Correct Answer
    A. A string regular expression must first be compiled into an instance of the Pattern class.
    Explanation
    A string regular expression must first be compiled into an instance of the Pattern class. This is because the Pattern class in Java provides methods to compile a regular expression pattern into a pattern object, which can then be used to create a Matcher object for matching against a given input string. The Matcher class is used for performing match operations on the input string using the compiled pattern. Therefore, in order to use a regular expression in Java, it is necessary to compile it into a Pattern object first.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following can be used to match arbitrary number of characters?

    • A.

      Kleen Star

    • B.

      Kleen Plus

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b
    Explanation
    Both the Kleen Star (*) and Kleen Plus (+) can be used to match an arbitrary number of characters. The Kleen Star (*) matches zero or more occurrences of the preceding character or group, while the Kleen Plus (+) matches one or more occurrences of the preceding character or group. Therefore, both options can be used to match any number of characters, including zero.

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  • 6. 

    A whitespace special character \s will match which of the following white spaces?

    • A.

      The tab

    • B.

      The new line

    • C.

      The carriage return

    • D.

      All of the preceding

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the preceding
    Explanation
    The whitespace special character \s in regular expressions matches any white space, including the tab, new line, and carriage return. Therefore, the correct answer is that it matches all of the preceding white spaces.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following about n+ is correct?

    • A.

      Matches a string that contains zero n only

    • B.

      Matches a string that contains one n only

    • C.

      Matches a string that contains at least one n

    • D.

      Matches a string that contains more than one n

    Correct Answer
    C. Matches a string that contains at least one n
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Matches a string that contains at least one n." This means that the regular expression "n+" will match any string that has at least one occurrence of the letter "n". It can match strings like "n", "nn", "nnn", and so on, but it will not match strings without any "n" characters.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following statements is correct?

    • A.

      A regular expression can only be of one character

    • B.

      A regular expression can only be a complicated pattern

    • C.

      A regular expression can be a single expression as well as complicated pattern

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. A regular expression can be a single expression as well as complicated pattern
    Explanation
    A regular expression can be a single expression as well as a complicated pattern. This means that a regular expression can consist of just one character or it can be a more complex pattern made up of multiple characters and operators. Regular expressions are used in programming and text processing to search for and manipulate strings of text based on specific patterns or criteria.

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  • 9. 

    MatchResult is known as:

    • A.

      Regex class

    • B.

      Regex library

    • C.

      Regex engine

    • D.

      All of the preceding

    Correct Answer
    C. Regex engine
    Explanation
    MatchResult is known as a regex engine because it is a component of the regex library that is responsible for performing pattern matching operations on strings. It provides methods and functionality to search, match, and manipulate text using regular expressions. The MatchResult object represents the result of a successful match and contains information about the matched text, captured groups, and other details. Therefore, the correct answer is "Regex engine."

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  • 10. 

    The dot is used to represent:

    • A.

      A string

    • B.

      An integer

    • C.

      A single character

    • D.

      Multiple characters

    Correct Answer
    C. A single character
    Explanation
    The dot is commonly used to represent a single character in various programming languages and regular expressions. In regular expressions, the dot is a wildcard that matches any character. It can be used to search for patterns where any character can appear at a specific position. In programming, the dot is often used to access properties or methods of an object, indicating that it is referring to a specific instance or element. Therefore, the dot is not used to represent a string, an integer, or multiple characters, but specifically represents a single character.

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