Chapter 4 - Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) 2019 Answers


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  1. Which Python keyword indicates the start of a function definition?
    • def
  2. In Python, how do you indicate the end of the block of code that makes up the function?
    • You de-indent a line of code to the same indent level as the def keyword
  3. In Python what is the raw_input() feature best described as?
    • A built-in function
  4. What does the following code print out? def thing(): print ‘Hello’; print ‘There’
    • There
  5. In the following Python code, which of the following is an “argument” to a function? x = ‘banana’; y = max(x); print y
    • x
  6. What will the following Python code print out? def func(x) : print x; func(10); func(20)
    • 10, 20
  7. Which line of the following Python program is useless? def stuff(): print ‘Hello’ return print ‘World’ stuff()
    • print ‘World’
  8. What will the following Python program print out? def greet(lang): if lang == ‘es’: return ‘Hola’ elif lang == ‘fr’: return ‘Bonjour’ else: return ‘Hello’ print greet(‘fr’),’Michael’
    • Bonjour Michael
  9. What does the following Python code print out? (Note that this is a bit of a trick question and the code has what many would consider to be a flaw/bug – so read carefully). def addtwo(a, b): added = a + b return a; x = addtwo(2, 7); print x
    • 2
  10. What is the most important benefit of writing your own functions?
    • Avoiding writing the same non-trivial code more than once in your program
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