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Basic Python Programming

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. This keyword creates a new class object which is a user-defined type - like a factory for creating objects.






2. adds an item to a list






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






4. Evaluates to true if it finds a variable in the specified sequence and false otherwise. x in y - here in results in a 1 if x is a member of sequence y.






5. Function to open or read a file






6. 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






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






8. absolute value






9. Binary AND Operator copies a bit to the result if it exists in both operands. (a & b) will give 12 which is 0000 1100






10. A statement that assigns a value to a variable.






11. Prints a string to the screen which is converted using repr()






12. Function to read the contents of a file






13. A logical operator which returns a value of True if either of the conditions is true.






14. subtract AND assignment operator






15. add AND assignment operator






16. turns an object into a string






17. End header line.






18. Greater than or equal symbol.






19. The keyword beginning a header that will create a loop.






20. floor division






21. 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






22. A boolean operator that takes two strings and returns True if the first appears as a substring in the second.






23. Greater than symbol






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






25. This statement exits a function. The remaining lines of the function are not executed.






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






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






28. Greater than symbol






29. Symbol used to create comments






30. turns an object into an integer






31. A statement that ends the current iteration of a loop but continues looping.






32. Function to read the contents of a file






33. Adds a new line character






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






35. multiply AND assignment operator






36. Symbol to subtract things from each other






37. A data type for representing numbers with fractional values.






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






39. assignment operator






40. turns an object into a string






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






42. Function to write something to a file






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






44. prints its parameter to the console






45. empties the file






46. floor division






47. 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






48. reads just one line of a text file & keeps track of where in the file you're at






49. divide AND assignment operator






50. adds an item to a list