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Test your current Python knowledge ...

A short test to see how you're getting along ...

This test has been prepared for one of our customers, to assess their delegate's Python knowledge before a course. There is no time limit for this test. However, we do note the time you have taken, and would be concerned if you took a long time.

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Question 1: Which of these is a valid variable name in Python?
Question 2: Which of these is NOT valid Python syntax?
   if k == 33: print (k)
   if (k == 33): print (k+1);
   if k == 33: print (k+2);
   if (k == 33) print (k+3);
Question 3: If I write [12,34,45,56], I have written what?
   A list
   An array
   A tuple
   A dict
   An array list
   None of the above
Question 4: Which of the following is a Python keyword
Question 5: Which of the following is not a valid Python variable name?
Question 6: Which of these will NOT add multiple objects onto an existing list?
   demo = demo + [12,14,16]
   demo += [12,14,16]
Question 7: How do you insert a floating point number variable into the middle of a string
   Write the string in double quotes, with a $ in front of the variable name where you want it
   The only way to do it is to use the + operator to concatenate strings
   Using either the % operator or the format method on a string object
   Using the #{varname} structure in a non-raw string
Question 8: Python is called "Python" because
   The Author thought that an O'Reilly book with an animal on the cover would come, and liked snakes
   Named after Monty Python - "And now for something completely different"
   It's just a nice name a word chosen more or less at random
   It stands for "Programming - with Yield High Through Object Nodes" (words other way round in Dutch - native tongue of author)
Question 9: What is 'if __name__ == "__main__":' commonly used for?
   Adding a test harness to a class
   Checking whether there are command line arguments available to you
   Providing user documentation
   All of the above
Question A: What does "vals = range(20); print vals[2:17:3]" print?
   SyntaxError: invalid syntax
   [2, 5, 8, 11, 14]
   [2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17]
   2, 5, 8, 11, 14
   2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17
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