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Basic Python Programming

Subject : it-skills
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. multiply AND assignment operator






2. Create a variable.






3. unction to read one line of a file






4. returns the length of a string (number of characters)






5. Prints a string to the screen which is a signed decimal.






6. turns an object into a string






7. Binary Ones Complement Operator is unary and has the efect of 'flipping' bits. (~a ) will give -60 which is 1100 0011






8. A string that begins with the % symbol and contains a sequence of printable characters and format specifiers that determine how values output should look.






9. Modulus operator. It's the remainder after division






10. This keyword in the body of a conditional - gives an alternative execution.






11. Greater than or equal symbol.






12. inserts an item inside a list at a certain index






13. Prints a string to the screen which will be Unicode.






14. Binary OR Operator copies a bit if it exists in eather operand. (a | b) will give 61 which is 0011 1101






15. An operator that removes a value from a list.






16. Create a variable.






17. Modulus operator. It's the remainder after division






18. Binary Left Shift Operator. The left operands value is moved left by the number of bits specified by the right operand. a << 2 will give 240 which is 1111 0000






19. Function to open or read a file






20. adds an item to a list






21. deletes an item from a list






22. writes stuff to the file






23. turns an object into an integer






24. subtract AND assignment operator






25. absolute value






26. Symbol to subtract things from each other






27. floor division AND assignment operator






28. Binary Right Shift Operator. The left operands value is moved right by the number of bits specified by the right operand. a >> 2 will give 15 which is 0000 1111






29. Where the parameters go. A necessary punctuation after any function even if it's empty.






30. multiply AND assignment operator






31. Function to write something to a file






32. turns an object into a string






33. Function to read the contents of a file






34. This keyword begins the simplest form of a conditional statement.






35. This keyword in the body of a conditional - gives an alternative execution.






36. Function to empty the contents of a file - no recovery is possible






37. exponent AND assignment operator






38. Called Logical AND operator. If both the operands are true then then condition becomes true. (a and b) is true.






39. Binary Ones Complement Operator is unary and has the efect of 'flipping' bits. (~a ) will give -60 which is 1100 0011






40. Less than symbol






41. Prints a string to the screen which is a signed decimal.






42. Empties the file - watch out if you care about the file.






43. modulus AND assignment operator






44. The extension for Python scripts






45. single line comment






46. A logical operator which compares two operands and produces True if they are equal and False otherwise






47. Binary XOR Operator copies the bit if it is set in one operand but not both. (a ^ b) will give 49 which is 0011 0001






48. A built-in function that converts integers and strings to floating-point numbers.






49. A built-in function that takes any value and converts it to an integer if possible - or complains otherwise.






50. floor division AND assignment operator