Java Interview Questions and Answers
What method is used to specify a
The setLayout() method is used to specify a container's layout.
Which containers use a FlowLayout as their default layout?
What state does a thread enter when it terminates its processing?
The Panel and Applet classes use the FlowLayout as their default layout.
When a thread terminates its processing, it enters the dead state.
What is the Collections API?
The Collections API is a set of classes and interfaces that support
operations on collections of objects.
Which characters may be used as the second character of an
identifier, but not as the first character of an identifier?
The digits 0 through 9 may not be used as the first character of an
identifier but they may be used after the first character of an
What is the List interface?
How does Java handle integer overflows and underflows?
The List interface provides support for ordered collections of objects.
It uses those low order bytes of the result that can fit into the size
of the type allowed by the operation.
What is the Vector class?
The Vector class provides the capability to implement a growable array
What modifiers may be used with an inner class that is a member of an
A (non-local) inner class may be declared as public, protected, private,
static, final, or abstract.
What is an Iterator interface?
The Iterator interface is used to step through the elements of a
What is the difference between the >> and >>> operators?
The >> operator carries the sign bit when shifting right. The >>>
zero-fills bits that have been shifted out.
Which method of the Component class is used to set the position and
size of a component?
How many bits are used to represent Unicode, ASCII, UTF-16, and UTF-8
Unicode requires 16 bits and ASCII require 7 bits. Although the ASCII
character set uses only 7 bits, it is usually represented as 8 bits.
UTF-8 represents characters using 8, 16, and 18 bit patterns. UTF-16
uses 16-bit and larger bit patterns.
What is the difference between yielding and sleeping?
When a task invokes its yield() method, it returns to the ready state.
When a task invokes its sleep() method, it returns to the waiting state.
Which java.util classes and interfaces support event handling?
The EventObject class and the EventListener interface support event
Is sizeof a keyword?
The sizeof operator is not a keyword.
What are wrapper classes?
Wrapper classes are classes that allow primitive types to be accessed as
Does garbage collection guarantee that a program will not run out of
Garbage collection does not guarantee that a program will not run out of
memory. It is possible for programs to use up memory resources faster
than they are garbage collected. It is also possible for programs to
create objects that are not subject to garbage collection.
What restrictions are placed on the location of a package statement
within a source code file?
A package statement must appear as the first line in a source code file
(excluding blank lines and comments).
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