Algorithms Quiz
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. What is an Algorithm?
    answer choices
    A chart showing the flow of a series of events
    Step-by-step instructions used to solve a problem
    A decision arrived at by following instructions
    A computer program that follows a chart
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a flowchart?
    answer choices
    A text-based way of designing an algorithm
    A specific programming language
    A diagram that represents a set of instructions
    A bullet point list of instructions
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What algorithm do we use when we're looking for the Post Office?
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    A set of directions
    A recipe
    A list of instructions
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Programming languages give computers instructions
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    True
    False
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. What algorithm do we use when we're building a wardrobe?
    answer choices
    A set of directions
    A recipe
    A list of instructions
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. We can show the sequence of steps in an algorithm in a structural diagram called a flow chart.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Only top software programmers can write an algorithm.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What algorithm do we use when we're making a cake?
    answer choices
    A set of directions
    A recipe
    A list of instructions
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. When you write an algorithm the order of the instructions is very important.
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    True
    False
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What should be considered when designing an algorithm?
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    If the correct hardware is being used
    If the correct software is being used
    If there is more than one way of solving the problem
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. In a flowchart how are symbols connected?
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    Symbols do not get connected together in a flowchart
    With lines and an arrow to show the direction of flow
    With dashed lines and numbers
    With solid lines to link events
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. When can algorithms be used?
    answer choices
    Only with computers
    Only when programming
    Only with flowcharts
    Any time to design solutions to problems
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.
    answer choices
    This is a flowchart
    This is pseudocode
    This is codechart
    This is decision chart
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. An algorithm ...
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    ... illustrates some steps, in no particular order, and following no logical reasoning
    ... illustrates a series steps in a particular order, following logical reasoning
    ... illustrates some random shapes in a flowchart but in a set order
    ... illustrates series of decisions needed to bake a cake
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. What is this symbol used for in a flowchart?
    answer choices
    A decision/question
    A task to carry out (process)
    Input or Output data
    Start / Stop
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. What is this symbol used for in a flowchart?
    answer choices
    A decision/question
    A task to carry out
    Start / Stop
    Input or Output data
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. What step is missing?

     
    answer choices
    Divide the number by 2
    Multiply the number by 2
    Multiple the number by 3
    Divide the number by 3
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. What does an arrow represent in a flow chart
    answer choices
    Decision making
    Data Flow
    Start
    Stop
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. What shape in the flow chart represents a decision 
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    Square
    Diamond
    Rectangle
    Oval
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. If something needs to be done (processing) what flowchart symbol do we use?
    answer choices
    oval
    parallelogram
    rectangle
    diamond
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