PHP Basics Variable Test

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Have you studied PHP language before? Take this 'PHP basics variable test' that we've created below for you. PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is designed to suit web development. In this quiz, we'll be asking you some general basic questions about PHP scripting language. This may also give you the chance to refresh your concepts. So, get ready and start answering. Wishing you the best of luck, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Are the following two variables the same:$randomString = “YouTubers”; $randomString = “Google”;

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is true because both variables have the same name "$randomString" and are assigned different values at different times. However, since the question does not specify the context or the scope of the variables, it is important to note that in most programming languages, the second assignment will overwrite the value of the first assignment. Therefore, at any given point in time, the variable "$randomString" will only hold the value "Google".

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  • 2. 

    PHP variables are case-sensitive. True or false. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    PHP variables are case-sensitive, meaning that variables with different casing (e.g., $variable and $Variable) are treated as separate variables. This means that if you declare a variable with a specific casing, you must use the same casing when referencing it later in the code. For example, $name and $Name would be considered as two different variables in PHP. Therefore, the given answer "True" is correct.

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  • 3. 

    What data type will PHP automatically convert the following variable to: $aVariable = 99;

    • A.

      Integer (a number variable)

    • B.

      string (a text variable)

    Correct Answer
    A. Integer (a number variable)
    Explanation
    PHP will automatically convert the variable $aVariable to an integer (a number variable) because the value assigned to it is a number (99). PHP has the ability to dynamically convert variables from one data type to another based on the context in which they are used. In this case, since the assigned value is a number, PHP will convert it to an integer data type.

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  • 4. 

    When a variable is declared, it can only be used 1 time in the PHP source file. State true or false? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. When a variable is declared in PHP, it can be used multiple times in the source file. Variables can be assigned new values and their values can be updated throughout the code. This allows for flexibility and reusability of variables within the PHP program.

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  • 5. 

    All variables in PHP start with a $(dollar) sign. True or false? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In PHP, all variables must be declared with a dollar sign ($) before their name. This is a syntax requirement in PHP and helps to distinguish variables from other elements in the code. Therefore, the statement "All variables in PHP start with a $(dollar) sign" is true.

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  • 6. 

    What data type will PHP automatically convert the following variable to: $aVariable = “Robert”;

    • A.

      Integer (a number variable)

    • B.

      String (a text variable)

    Correct Answer
    B. String (a text variable)
    Explanation
    PHP will automatically convert the variable $aVariable to a string data type because it is assigned a value enclosed in double quotation marks, which is the syntax for declaring a string in PHP.

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  • 7. 

    PHP variables should be declared before adding a value to it. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In PHP, variables do not need to be declared before adding a value to them. PHP is a loosely typed language, which means that variables are automatically created when a value is assigned to them. Therefore, it is not necessary to declare a variable before assigning a value to it in PHP.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following options represents the incorrect way to declare a PHP variable?

    • A.

      $aVariable;

    • B.

      $a_Variable = 9;

    • C.

      $AVariable;

    • D.

      $a Variable;

    Correct Answer
    D. $a Variable;
    Explanation
    The incorrect way to declare a PHP variable is "$a Variable;" because PHP variable names cannot contain spaces. Variable names must start with a dollar sign followed by a letter or underscore, and can then be followed by any combination of letters, numbers, or underscores.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is the incorrect way to declare a PHP variable?

    • A.

      $a_Number = 9;

    • B.

      $a_Number = 9

    • C.

      $a_Num = 9;

    • D.

      $aNumber = 9;

    Correct Answer
    B. $a_Number = 9
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect because it includes a special character, the underscore, in the variable name. In PHP, variable names cannot contain special characters except for the underscore. Therefore, the correct way to declare a PHP variable would be without the underscore, such as $aNumber = 9.

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  • 10. 

    Are the following two variables the same: $yValue = 7; $YValue = 7;

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given variables $yValue and $YValue are not the same because they have different capitalization. In programming languages, variable names are case-sensitive, so $yValue and $YValue are considered as two different variables.

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