GCSE - Algorithms
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What is an algorithm?

    answer choices

    A flowchart

    Step by step instructions used to solve a problem

    A decision

    A flowchart or pseudocode

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What are the three algorithm constructs?

    answer choices

    Sequence, Selection, Iteration

    Input, Process, Output

    Input/output, decision, terminator

    Loop, input/output, process

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the difference between a flowchart and pseudocode?

    answer choices

    A flowchart is diagrammatic whilst pseudocode is written in a programming language

    A flowchart is textual but pseudocode is diagrammatic

    A flowchart is a diagrammatic description of an algorithm whilst pseudocode is a textual description of an algorithm

    A flowchart and pseudocode are the same thing

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In a flowchart an input or output instruction is represented by:

    answer choices

    A rectangle

    A rhombus

    A parallelogram

    A circle

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In a flowchart a calculation (process) is represented by:

    answer choices

    A rectangle

    A rhombus

    A parallelogram

    A circle

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In a flowchart a decision (selection) is represented by:

    answer choices

    A rectangle

    A rhombus

    A parallelogram

    A circle

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An algorithm asks a user to enter their age, the age is read into the system and the system outputs a 'Thank You' message.

    This is an example of which of the algorithm construct?

    answer choices

    Decision (Selection)

    Loop (Iteration)

    Order (Sequence)

    All of the above

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    An Algorithm asks the user to enter their scores for 5 different tests.

    This is an example of which of the algorithm constructs?

    answer choices

    Decision (Selection)

    Loop (Iteration)

    Order (Sequence)

    All of the above

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An Algorithm asks the user to enter their gender (M or F) and prints out a different comment depending on what they entered.

    This is an example of which of the algorithm constructs?

    answer choices

    Decision (Selection)

    Loop (Iteration)

    Order (Sequence)

    All of the above

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is a "Variable" ?

    answer choices

    A value that can be changed and manipulated as an algorithm is running

    A value that cannot be changed and manipulated as an algorithm is running

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Variables are assigned an identifier/name. The identifier should be:

    answer choices

    not too long

    have a sensible name

    not start with a number

    not start with a capital letter

    all of the above

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    firstName is and example of what commonly used way to name a variable

    answer choices

    camelcase

    snakecase

    linecase

    hillcase

  • Question 13
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    Q.

    first_name is and example of what commonly used way to name a variable

    answer choices

    camelcase

    snakecase

    linecase

    hillcase

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    This an example of:

    answer choices

    a nested if

    a combined if

    a multiple if

    a sequence if

  • Question 15
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    Q.

    Case statements can be used in some languages instead of:

    answer choices

    a nested if

    a combined if

    a multiple if

    a sequence if

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