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Basic Programming Vocab

Subject : it-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. A loop that iterates until a condition is true






2. A sequence of characters used as data






3. Statements execute in the order in which they appear






4. Repeats a specific number of times






5. A group of statements that perform a specific task






6. Functions that are built into the programming language






7. Statements execute in the order in which they appear






8. Pieces of data that are sent into a module






9. Data that a program receives while it is running






10. The process of converting an algorithm into a series of subtasks






11. The process of converting an algorithm into a series of subtasks






12. Procedures and subroutines and subprograms and methods and functions






13. Expressions that can be evaluated as either True of False






14. A special value that marks the end of a list of values






15. Specifies variable's name and data type






16. Sets a variable to a specified value






17. A string that appears in the actual code of a program






18. Procedures and subroutines and subprograms and methods and functions






19. A graphical representation of modules connected in a way that illustrates their relationship to one another






20. A variable that is accessible to every module in a program






21. Causes a set of statements to execute repeatedly






22. A loop that iterates until a condition is true






23. Used to write a single alternative decision structure






24. A message that asks the user to enter a specific value






25. Expressions that can be evaluated as either True of False






26. Sets a variable to a specified value






27. Allows a program to perform actions only if certain conditions are met






28. Variable that has been declared but has not been assigned a value






29. Causes a set of statements to execute repeatedly






30. Used to write a single alternative decision structure






31. Variable that has been declared but has not been assigned a value






32. Tests its condition before performing an iteration






33. The identifying number assigned to each element in an array






34. Used to write a dual alternative decision structure






35. Used to create complex Boolean expressions






36. A storage location in memory represented by a name






37. Specifies the number of values that an array can hold






38. Provides only one alternate path of execution






39. Has two possible paths of execution






40. Variables that can hold a group of values of the same data type






41. Storage locations in an array






42. A logical design that controls the order in which a group of statements execute






43. Iterates a specific number of times






44. AND-OR-NOT






45. Another name for a repetition structure






46. Iterates a specific number of times






47. Allows a program to perform actions only if certain conditions are met






48. Used to create complex Boolean expressions






49. Uses a true/false condition to control the number of times that it repeats






50. A special variable that receives an argument when a module is called