Algorithms - KS3

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12 questions
• Q1
What is a flowchart?
A programming language
A diagram representing a set of instructions
Pseudocode
A list which represents decisions
• Q2
How is a decision represented in a flowchart?
With a straight line
With a circle
With a diamond symbol
Decisions are not represented
• Q3
Which of these is an algorithm?
A list of items in your bag
A cake recipe
A bus timetable
A movie
• Q4
When would you use an algorithm?
To write a novel
To design solutions for any problem
To design solutions for programming problems
Only with computers
• Q5
What's the advantage of a serial search?
It is very simple
It is very slow
It is very quick
It is very complex
• Q6
What are searching algorithms used for?
To save data
To organise data
To add data to a set
To search through a set of data
• Q7
What's the purpose of a sorting algorithm?
To order data
To search through data
To add data to a set
To save data
• Q8
What's the advantage of a bubble sort?
It is very complex
It is very slow
It is very quick
It is very simple
• Q9
What is iteration?
Decision making in an algorithm
Repetition of steps in an algorithm
Running program code
Finding errors in algorithms
• Q10
What is an advantage of iteration?
Allows the use of computational thinking
Helps finding bugs
Removes unnecessary steps
Can easily make decisions
• Q11
What is selection?
Repetition of paths
A decision
A solution to a problem
A branch of the solution
• Q12
Which statement would you use to implement selection in code?
OR
IF
FOR
WHILE

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