I would like your help. I need questions & answers based on Java 5 & 6 versions.
The current Rules Roundup has become obsolete (v1.4) and needs to be brought up to date (v1.6) to stay in pace with the current SCJP exam. (The Cattle Drive needs to be updated also, but I'm going to leave that for others to tackle.) I will remove questions (such as bit-shifting) that are no longer in the SCJP exam.
The current Rules Roundup consists of 161 questions. For the Java 6 version, I would like to increase it to 300 or more questions. The depth of a question should focus on one or two concepts. Unlike exam questions where the complexity may cover many different areas, the Rules Roundup questions should be kept fairly simple.
Please submit questions & answer sets to my email address, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. I've been asked not to use the forum as a collection facility. We don't want future examinees to get a whiff of what they're up against.
As you're all probably familiar with the Rules Roundup ... each question consists of a question, a correct answer, one or more incorrect answers, and an explanation to be given should a wrong answer be selected.
I will take your question/answer sets and convert them to a XML format as it appears below ... (and, if you want to do it ... please give it a try. You can have multiple <line>, <explanation> & <bogusanswer> lines. Yet there can be only one <answer> line.)
<line>How many cows does it take to make a herd?</line>
<answer>two or more</answer>
<explanation>Groups of (both wild and domestic) hoofed animals are normally</explanation>
<explanation>considered a herd</explanation>
<bogusanswer>will not compile</bogusanswer>
<bogusanswer>one or less</bogusanswer>
<bogusanswer>throws an exception</bogusanswer>
Please feel free to submit as many questions as you would like. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks!
Please note that James is not so much announcing a new version, but rather asking everyone in the community for contributions towards that. So if you've enjoyed using the Roundup in the past, this is your chance to give back a little to make it even better...
I have been making questions for my own use as a study method. When I get to the java 5 and 6 topics, I will make sure to send some questions your way. I think the rules roundup is a great alternative to the mock exams!