The problem with these kind of SHORT ANSWERS is that, when you are asked to type the method name, you really get a doubt as to how it has to be typed. The possible confusions I had were,
- Should the full signature + return type + modifier has to be typed. - Should a semicolon follow the method name.
Dont worried, SUN had provided clear instructions (what to be included in the answers) in the questions in SCJP 1.2. Thus, I would expect SUN will do the same in upcoming exams, if these type of questions are still there.
How will these questions be evaluvated. If it is mere, a string comparison of my answer with the pre defined answer for the exam, I may be given a wrong judgement, though my answer was right. Right?
SUN will put down all accepted answers in the engine, and it would be smart enough to determine spaces, blankets, etc. However, of course, the answer should be case-sensitive.
Anyway, why you have to worry about this issue as there is no question as short answer format.